Marie Vandenbeusch


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Marie Vandenbeusch is a Project Curator in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan.

Marie has worked on temporary and permanent displays for both UK and Swiss institutions, including the British Museum’s Pharaoh, King of Egypt and a touring exhibition on Akhenaten and the Amarna period. She was one of the curators of the exhibition Ancient lives, new discoveries. She is part of the team of the Amara West excavations. Her research interests are the study of religion and magic in ancient Egypt, in particular through funerary texts and iconography, and she also works on new publications of the Book of the Dead and the history of Egyptology.

She is currently preparing a PhD dissertation on ‘The Donkey in ancient Egyptian religion: A study of visual, textual and archaeological sources’ at the University of Geneva.

Current projects

Amara West

Ancient lives


Vandenbeusch, M. and D. Antoine, 2015, ‘Under Saint Michael’s protection : a tattoo from Christian Nubia’, JCCED 1, 15-19.

Vandenbeusch, M., G. Miniaci and S. Quirke, 2015, Flinders Petris and the Image Worls of Akhetaten in 1894, EA 46, 30-33.

‘Ancient roofs’ and ‘Seals: miniature expressions of pharaonic power and control’, 2014, in N. Spencer, A. Stevens and M. Binder, Amara West: Living in New Kingdom Nubia, 41 and 49.

Taylor, J. and D. Antoine, with M. Vandenbeusch, 2014, Ancient lives, new discoveries, London

2012 (june). ‘Néfertiti – Un pouvoir politique inimaginable’, Historia, 44–49.

2011. ‘Les premières fouilles de l’Egypt Exploration Fund: Edouard Naville à Tell el-Maskhuta’, BSEG 28 (2008-2010), 141–172.

Chappaz, J.-C. and M. Vandenbeusch, 2011. ‘Voyage en zigzags : Ramsès II de Zagazig à Genève’, Genava n.s. 58, 3–24.

2010. ‘Hunting the Predynastic Donkey’, Nekhen News 22, 14–15.

2010. Bandelettes de momie : fragments du Musée d’art et d’histoire de Genève, CSEG 10.

2009. ‘Les Anglais à Tell el-Amarna. Deux décennies de fouilles’, Égypte, Afrique et Orient 52, 73–80.

Chappaz, J.-C., F. Tiradritti and M. Vandenbeusch, 2008. Akhénaton et Néfertiti, exhibition catalogue, Geneva-Milan.