The Team

Mila Álvarez Sosa


Born in La Palma, Canary Islands (Spain). Obtained a PhD in Egyptology from the University of La Laguna (Tenerife). Currently collaborating as a researcher for the Archaeological Museum of Tenerife-Canarian Institute of Bioanthropology.

Studies the Book of the Dead, with particular reference to the texts found in the tombs of the Theban Necropolis, and a new method of study of the iconography of this funerary book. 

Member of the Italian Archaeological Mission to Luxor (MAIL) as epigrapher in the excavation of the tomb of Harwa (TT37) until 2011.

Irene Morfini

Deputy director

Born in Lucca, Italy. Graduated in Egyptology at the University of Pisa (Italy) and at Leiden University (The Netherlands). Currently working at Leiden University with Dr. R.J. Demarée on a PhD thesis entitled: Necropolis journal: The Administration of an Egyptian Artisans' Community.

From 2007 to 2011 worked as epigrapher and deputy director (season 2011) in the MAIL-Archaeological Italian Mission to Luxor (tomb of Harwa TT37). In 2010 field assistant at the Dutch excavations at Saqqara.

Massimiliano Franci


Born in Florence, Italy, he studied Egyptology at the University of Florence where he coordinated the Seminar of Semitic and Afro-Asian Studies and received his doctorate in Historical and Philological Sciences of the Near Ancient East. Professor of Egyptian Art and Archeology at CAMNES, he coordinates several courses of Egyptian and Hieroglyphic Workshops following the guidelines of Public Archaeology. He is specialized in Egyptian linguistics, with particular references to Egyptian and Semitic languages comparison, and in Ancient Egyptian Cultural Memory. Among his numerous publications, a monograph on Egyptian Astronomy has been published in Arabic under the title الفلك by the Cairo University Press in 2015. He is the secretary of the XI International Congress of Egyptologists, held in Florence that same year.

Raffaella Carrera

Archaeological illustrator

Born in Turin, Italy. Working since 1991 in the Piedmont Region, Italy as conservator and restorer of archive and library material, art on paper, parchment and books. In 2013 Specialist Consultant for UNESCO at the Documentation Centre of the Nubia Museum in Aswan. In 2014 became archaeological illustrator.

Rob Demarée


Studied Egyptology at the Universities of Leiden, Copenhagen, Oxford and Amsterdam. Assistant curator at the Museum of Antiquities, Leiden from 1958-1962. Afterwards worked as a publisher for many years. Lecturer at Leiden University since 1984, specializing in the hieratic script and in the socio-economic history of the New Kingdom, notably of the inhabitants of Deir el-Medina.

Currently working on the publication of hieratic papyri in Turin, ostraca in London, Cairo, Brussels and several other collections, and graffiti from several sites in Egypt, such as Thebes, Saqqara, Edfu, Hierakonpolis and Deir Abu Hinnes.

Ali Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim


Born in … (Egypt). Archaeologist and Inspector. Graduated at the South Valley University in Sohag in 1999. He started working for the Ministry of Antiquities in 2000, at the Avenue of Sphinxes and at the excavation in the temple of Karnak and Mut. From 2004 until 2010 he got his formation as archaeologist at the field school in Giza and Luxor. He is currently working for ARCE in Luxor in the project QSI.

Mohammed Abd el Baset Mohammed


Matjaž Kačičnik


Paolo Bondielli


Born in Massa-Carrara, Italy. Archaeological photographer. Has worked with archaeological missions in Italy and Egypt. Currently collaborating with museums and institutions in Italy and abroad.

Elena Mora Ruedas

Conservator & archaeologist

Working since 2007 in different projects in Luxor, Egypt: Colossi of Memnon and Amenophis III Funerary Temple, Funerary Temple of Seti IFunerary Temple of Thutmosis III, Deir el Shelwit Temple. Restoration of the objects for the exhibition 120 years of Spanish Archaeology in Egypt and continuation of the restoration of the monumental statue of Amun and Mut from Karnak in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

María García Morales

Conservator & restorer

Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. BA in History, Diploma in Archaeological Conservation and MA in Cultural Heritage Studies at UCL (England). Head of the Conservation-Restoration Unit, Museos de Tenerife since 1995.

Ruth María Rufino García

Conservator & restorer

Born in Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain). BA in Painting Restoration at Granada University (Spain), MA in Building Heritage (CICOP, Tenerife). Lecturer on Restoration of Polychrome Wooden supports at ULL (Tenerife, Spain) from 2006 to 2009. Working as a conservator-restorer at Museos de Tenerife since 2001.


Alaa Mohamed Ibrahem

Specialist conservator

Hekmat Argy Mahmoud


Abo Al Hagag Taye Hassanien


Heba Sayed Shahat


Mohamed Beabesh Abu El Wafa

Hassan Mohamed Ahmed Hussein