Bianca Van Sittert

Theban Mapping Project Fellow

Bianca Van Sittert is an Egyptologist from Cape Town, South Africa. She received her BA and Hons degrees in Ancient Cultures from the University of Stellenbosch, and her MA degree in Egyptology and Coptology from the American University in Cairo (AUC). She is specialized in philology and ancient Egyptian religion, as well as digital epigraphy. Bianca’s academic interests lie in the origins and development of ancient Egyptian religious concepts as reflected in art and texts (MA Thesis, “Maintaining Order over Chaos: A study of the ba and baw concepts in the Predynastic Period, Early Dynastic Period, and Old Kingdom”). She worked on a number of projects in Egypt, including digitizing the reliefs and texts in the tomb of Harwa (TT37), the Wadi el-Hudi expedition, the artistic reconstruction of Tutankhamun’s leather cuirass, and the Colossi of Memnon and Amenhotep III Temple Conservation Project. As ARCE’s Coordinator for the Theban Mapping Project (TMP), Bianca is currently managing, planning, and developing current and future content for the TMP website, as well as establishing a digital ARCE archive for TMP material.

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