Bab El-Gasus in Context
Rediscovering the Tomb of the priests of Amun
2021, pp. 576
2021, pp. 576
Alessia Amenta is curator of the Department of Egyptian Antiquities of Vatican Museums. Director of the Vatican Coffin Project, an international team project for the study and conservation of the ‘yellow coffins’ of the Third Intermediate Period. Director of the Progetto Sekhmet, for the study of the hundreds of Sekhmet statues realized during the reign of Amenhotep III, with the collaboration of ‘The Colossi of Memnon and Amenhotep III Temple Conservation Project’. Director of the Progetto Orazio Marucchi, an international team project for the study and virtual reconstruction of the Vatican Egyptian papyri collection. She participates in the international ‘Gate of the Priests Project’ for the study and the reconstruction of the Bab el-Gasus cache. Curator of the Vatican Coffin Conference, aimed at sharing the work of all those involved in the study of coffins every four years. Scientific advisor at the Museo Egizio in Turin and at the Centro Conservazione e Restauro ‘La Venaria Reale’, Turin, for the study and conservation of the Egyptian wooden coffins. Director of the Series ‘Egitto Antico’ (L’Erma di Bretschneider, Rome); Co-Editor of the ‘Gate of the Priests’ Series (Brill Publishers, Leiden). Publications: L'Acqua nell'antico Egitto: Vita, Rigenerazione, Incantesimo, Medicamento (L'Erma Di Bretschneider, 2005); Il faraone. Uomo, sacerdote, dio (Salerno Editore, 2006); Proceedings of the First Vatican Coffin Conference, Vatican Museums, 19-22 June 2013, (Edizioni Musei Vaticani 2017; Proceedings of the Second Vatican Coffin Conference, Vatican Museums, 6-9 June 2017 (Edizioni Musei Vaticani, in press).