Naguib Kanawati

Professor

1974 …2019
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Biography

Naguib Kanawati, Distinguished Professor of Egyptology in the Department of Ancient History and Director of the Australian Centre for Egyptology, is an Egyptologist with a special interest in the Old and Middle Kingdoms. He graduated BA in History and Archaeology and MA in Egyptology at the University of Alexandria, Egypt and obtained his PhD in Egyptology from Macquarie University. After six years of teaching Near-Eastern History at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, he came to Macquarie University in 1980 as Lecturer, and in 1990 was appointed to a Personal Chair in Egyptology. In 1981 he established the Rundle Foundation for Egyptian Archaeology (now with 500 members) and in 1989 he established the Australian Centre for Egyptology and remains its Director. Kanawati was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and of the Royal Society of New South Wales. In 2003 he received the Centenary Medal "for services to the Australian society and the humanities in the study of archaeology", and in 2007 he received the Order of Australia.

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Projects 2006 2016

Research Outputs 1974 2019

The royal governors of El-Qusiya in the Old and Middle Kingdoms

Kanawati, N., Sep 2019, In : Edal. Egyptian and Egyptological Documents Archives Libraries. 6 (2017), 1, p. 250-259 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Governor
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty
Egyptology
Alliances

A unique burial of a father and a son. Niankhpepy the Black and Pepyankh the Black, at Meir

Kanawati, N., 2018, 'The perfection that endures...': studies on Old Kingdom art and archaeology. Kuraszkiewicz, K. O., Kopp, E. & Takács, D. (eds.). Warsaw: University of Warsaw, p. 225-230, pls 31-36 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Chapel
Burial
Burial Chamber
Tombs
Governor

Beni Hassan: volume IV: the tomb of Baqet III

Kanawati, N. & Evans, L., Dec 2018, (Accepted/In press) Oxford: Aris and Phillips. 51 p. (Australian Centre for Egyptology Reports; no. 42)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Tombs
Governor
Daily Life
Colour Photographs
Dynasty

Egypt in the Sixth Dynasty: challenges and responses

Kanawati, N. & Swinton, J., 2018, Wallasey, UK: Abercromby Press. 250 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Dynasty
Egypt
Threat
Old Kingdom
Egyptians

Wekhhotep III of Meir: the first advocate of gender equality?

Kanawati, N., 2018, In : Bulletin of the Australian Centre for Egyptology. 26, p. 37-46 10 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Governor
Gender Equality
Daughters
Egypt
Marriage

Prizes

Order of Australia

Naguib Kanawati (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Honorary award

Archaeology
Egyptology
Education

Prime Minister’s Centenary Medal

Naguib Kanawati (Recipient), 2002

Prize: Honorary award

Archaeology
Centenary
Governor
Medal