Naguib Kanawati


1974 …2019

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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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Research Outputs

Beni Hassan: volume IV: the tomb of Baqet III

Kanawati, N. & Evans, L., 2019, Oxford: Aris and Phillips. 51 p. (Australian Centre for Egyptology Reports; no. 42)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • 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 journalArticle

  • 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 proceedingChapter

  • Egypt in the Sixth Dynasty: challenges and responses

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

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • 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 journalArticle

  • Prizes

    Order of Australia

    Naguib Kanawati (Recipient), 2007

    Prize: Honorary award

  • Prime Minister’s Centenary Medal

    Naguib Kanawati (Recipient), 2002

    Prize: Honorary award