Dr Adrienn Almásy-Martin

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Academic Background

I studied Egyptology and Classical Greek at ELTE, Budapest; I then got a PhD in Egyptology at EPHE, Paris. The subject of my PhD was Demotic and Greek literary interaction in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt. My first MA was on Coptic lexicography and the second on the Greek interpretation of Egyptian culture.

I worked on the Montpellier based research project, Vocabulaire de l’Égyptien Ancien (VégA), the objective of which was to create an online Ancient Egyptian dictionary (in French, English and Arabic).

Between 2017 and 2019 I worked at the British Museum, as curator of Late Antique Egypt and curator of Egyptian Written Culture at the Department of Egypt and Sudan.

I attended several excavations in Egypt to study Egyptian and Greek epigraphical material in the Eastern Desert, Thebes and Gebel el-Silsila.

Research Interests

Research interests: My main areas of research are in Demotic and Greek documentary and Demotic funerary texts from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. In addition to my work for LGPN on Egyptian and Greek onomastics, I am working on the extensive unpublished Demotic and Greek mummy label collection of the Louvre and graffiti and ostraca from Gebel el-Silsila, as well as Greek funerary material kept in the British Museum.

Research Keywords

Egyptology, papyrology, epigraphy




Full Publications: Dr A. Almásy-Martin Full list of Publications February 2023

Selected Publications:


“Dogs on Labels: Anubis representations on Mummy Labels from the Louvre.” In A. Almásy-Martin – M. Chauveau – K. Donker van Heel – K. Ryholt (eds), Ripple in Still Water When There is No Pebble Tossed. Festschrift in Honour of Cary J. Martin. London, 2022: 43-54.

“Four Coptic Funerary Stelae in The British Museum”, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 108 (2022): 269-277.


“Always Remember to Check the Back: A Closer Look at Some Published Ostraca in the British Museum and British Library.” In G. van Loon – J. Stolk (eds), Text Editions of (Abnormal) Hieratic, Demotic, Greek, Latin and Coptic Papyri and Ostraca. Some people love their friends even when they are far away: Festschrift in Honour of Francisca A.J. Hoogendijk (Papyrologica Lugduno-Batava 37), Leiden, 2021: 33-56. With C.J. Martin.


“Demotic, Greek and Coptic Ostraca from Abydos in the British Museum.” In E. O’Connell, (ed.) Abydos in the First Millennium AD (BMPES 9), Leuven, 2020: 223-258.


“Greek Tax Receipts from Abydos in the British Museum”, BASP 56 (2019): 79-93. With R. Duttenhöfer.

“Some Remarks on Bilingual Mummy Labels in the Louvre.” In F. Naether (ed.), New Approaches in Demotic Studies. Acts of the 13th International Conference of Demotic Studies (ZÄS Suppl. 10), Berlin – Boston, 2019: 15-38.

 “Quarrying for Augustus: Gebel el-Silsila as a Source for Early Roman Monuments at Dendera”, Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 23 (2019): 1-77. With M. Nilsson – J. Ward.