Dr. Massimiliano Nuzzolo
Dr. Massimiliano Nuzzolo is Assistant Professor of Egyptology at the Institute for Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, where he directs (since 2020) the “Sun Temples Project” (NCN Sonata-Bis-9: UMO-2019/34/E/HS3/00438). From 2016 to 2019 he has been “Research Associate in Egyptology” at the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Charles University, Prague, where he has lead (2017-19) the research project “Rise and Development of the Solar Cult and Architecture in Third Millennium BC Egypt”, funded by the Czech Science Foundation (GAČR). From 2015 to 2016 he has been Scientific Member of the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology in Cairo (IFAO), whereas from 2014 to 2015 he has been Visiting Professor in Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Alexandria, Egypt. Since 2010 he is co-director, together with Prof. Rosanna Pirelli, University of Naples L’Orientale, of Italian (now Italian-Polish) Archaeological Expedition at the Sun Temple of Niuserra at Abu Ghurab. His work has extensively covered issues connected to development of kingship and religion in the Old Kingdom, with a particular focus on the solar cult in Fifth Dynasty Egypt and the ancient Egyptian royal annals, also known as the Palermo Stone and associated fragments. On the latter topic, he has conducted a specific and multi-disciplinary research project, named “Palermo Stone Project”, which was aimed at the digital documentation and reproduction of this unique and crucial piece of ancient Egyptian history.
Dr. Mohamed Osman
Dr. Mohamed Osman is post-doctoral fellow at the at the Institute for Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, where he participates to the “Sun Temples Project” (NCN Sonata-Bis-9: UMO-2019/34/E/HS3/00438) as field-archaeologist and specialist in landscape analysis. He has got his PhD in Egyptian Archaeology from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, in 2017, with the support of the DAAD doctoral funding program. His research interests include primarily landscape analysis in archaeology, on both macro and micro levels but also and GIS construction and digital documentation in archaeology. In this regard, he has recently been a member, as specialist of digital epigraphy and documentation, of the “Palermo Stone Project”, directed by Massimiliano Nuzzolo within the framework of the wider research project “Rise and Development of the Solar Cult and Architecture in Third Millennium BC Egypt”, funded by the Czech Science Foundation (GAČR) and based at Charles University, Prague. Over the past eight years, he also occupied several positions as a senior field archaeologist for archaeological projects in Egypt and Sudan.
Mr. Marco Anzalone
Mr. Marco Anzalone is doctoral fellow at the at the Institute for Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, where he participates to the “Sun Temples Project” (NCN Sonata-Bis-9: UMO-2019/34/E/HS3/00438) as specialist in GIS-database construction and analysis, with particular reference to the data management of the Memphite necropolis at the Old Kingdom. He has got his BA degree in Cultural heritage from the University of
Enna Kore in 2017, and MA degree in Archaeology from the University of Palermo in 2020. His research interests primarily focus on GIS-based analysis and 3D modelling for archaeology, skills that he has applied in the field in several missions in which he participated over the last years in Italy, and particularly in Sicily.