Český egyptologický ústav


Czech Institute of Egyptology

Celetná 20, 110 00 PRAHA 1, Česká republika
Tel: 00420-221619611, Fax: 00420-221619618



Interdisciplinary poster received honorable mention from The Society for Archaeological Sciences


The poster “Diachronic Changes of Ancient Egyptian and Nubian Metallurgy: Case study of material from the Egyptian Museum of Leipzig University“, whose main authors are Jiří Kmošek (University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague) and Martin Odler (Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague), received honorable mention in the Best Student Poster Award competition at the 41st International Symposium on Archaeometry. The symposium took place from 15th – 21st May 2016 in Kalamata (Greece).

Interdisciplinary archaeometallurgical project has brought first results


On 10th December 2015 an exhibition Gegossene Götter (Cast gods) will be opened at the Egyptian Museum of the University Leipzig. The exhibition is focused on the new data about the metallurgical technology of the cast bronzes statuettes of Ancient Egyptian deities in the 1st millennium BC. First results of another project will be for the first time presented here as well, an interdisciplinary project, in cooperation of the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, Institute of Chemistry and Technology (ICT) in Prague and Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Leipzig. Museum contains large collection of metal artefacts, including artefacts from German excavations at Abusir, current concession of Czech Institute of Egyptology in Egypt.

First English issue of the journal Prague Egyptological Studies (XV/2015) has been published!

30.11.2015 Miroslav Bárta and Lucie Jirásková

Dear readers, After more than a decade of its existence, we are pleased to launch the first issue of the English edition of Prague Egyptological Studies (XV/2015).

100 Jahre Ägyptologie in Prag


Der Beitrag jener, die zur akademischen Gemeinde der deutschen Universität Prag gehörten, im Rahmen der hiesigen Universitätsbildung ist im einzelnen noch immer nicht ausreichend gewürdigt worden.

Bedřich Hrozný award for creative work


On the 3rd of April, 2013, the Czech Institute of Egyptology received the Bedřich Hrozný Award for creative work for pursuing multidisciplinary work at the Czech concession in Egypt at Abusir and particularly for the discovery of a unique set of statues of high officials from the 5th Dynasty.

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A unique boat from the pyramid age discovered at Abusir by the expedition of the Czech Institute of Egyptology


The mission of the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague has recently made an unexpected discovery at Abusir South that once again highlights the importance of this cemetery of the Old Kingdom officials. Work commenced in 2009 on a large mastaba termed AS 54, followed by several seasons of excavations. Its exceptional size (52.60 x 23.80 m), orientation, architectural details, as well as the name of king Huni (Third Dynasty,) discovered on one of the stone bowls buried in the northern underground chamber, indicate the high social standing of the person buried in the main (so far unlocated) shaft. Unfortunately, his name remains unknown due to the bad state of preservation of the cruciform chapel.

Reis Tallal el-Kereti (1st September 1953 - 20th March 2015) died


At the age of almost 62 years, reis Muhammad Abduh el-Kereti, generally known as reis Tallal, has died due to a severe illness.

The expedition of Czech Institute of Egyptology has discovered tomb of an unknown ancient Egyptian queen


The pyramid necropolis at Abusir (EAR), which the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University has been excavating for almost 55 years, proved once again that it is one of the most important sites in Egypt. During this autumn, Czech Mission explored a tomb, which is part of a small cemetery to the southeast of the funerary complex of King Raneferef.

Spring 2013 season at Abusir (February 19th to May 3rd, 2013)

17.7.2013 Jaromír Krejčí

The spring part of the archaeological season at Abusir was realized in accordance with the agreement of the Ministry of State for Antiquities. The expedition of the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts at the Charles University in Prague focused on several major tasks.

Ground breaking discoveries in Abusir South


The Czech mission to Egypt from the Czech Institute of Egyptology of the Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts has discovered a court of a princess from ca 2500 B.C. “By this unique discovery we open a completely new chapter in the history of Abusir and Saqqara necropolis” said Miroslav Bárta, director of the mission.

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News from the Nile

Reis Ahmad, the long-term foreman of workmen at Czech archaeological excavations in Egypt, passed away


On Friday on the 22nd of March 2013, shortly after sunset, the long-time foreman of workmen at the Czech archaeological excavations in Egypt, reis Ahmad el-Kereti, passed away after a long and hard illness.

Research of the Czech Institute of Egyptology in the Sabaloka Mountains in Central Sudan

5.3.2013 Lenka Suková - Ladislav Varadzin

The Czech scientific expedition under the auspices of the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, discovered in Central Sudan one of the largest cemeteries of hunter-fisher-gatherers in North Africa, containing according to the estimates ca. 400–450 burials. This extraordinary cemetery, which falls within the 8th–6th millennia B.C., is located in the Sabaloka Mountains at the Sixth Nile Cataract, ca. 80 km north of the Sudan´s capital Khartoum.

New stone inscription shows list of offerings to ancient gods

7.9.2012 SCA

During construction work carried out by the Ministry of Endowments at the Al-Khamis market area, next to the archaeological site of Matariya in northern Cairo, workers stumbled upon a part of an ancient Egyptian offering stele.

The discovery of a new nomarch burial in Dayr al-Barshā

30.5.2012 SCA

During its 2012 spring campaign, the archaeological mission of Leuven University in Dayr al-Barshā, directed by Harco Willems, has discovered an important burial dating back to the beginning of the Middle Kingdom (approx. 2040 B.C.). Although the burial has been robbed at least twice, and has suffered extensive damage, a large amount of objects were still found in their original position, providing unique information on the scenario of the funerary ritual. The tomb must have belonged to a nomarch (i.e. a provincial governor) or to a person belonging to the close family of a nomarch. It is for the first time in over a century that a relatively well preserved burial of this kind has been found.

New discovery of the name of a 17th Dynasty King at Karnak

5.3.2012 SCA

During his visit to Karnak temple at Luxor, on Saturday 3rd of March, the Egyptian Minister of State for Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim announced the discovery of name of a king from the 17th Dynasty, called “Sen-Nakht-n-Re,” which was never found before in monuments. The discovery of the name was made by IFAO mission head by Christophe and was found during routine excavations on the northern side of the Amun-Re temple in Karnak temple.

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