Adrienn Almásy

Assistant Keeper (Curator), Late Antique Egypt

Department: Ancient Egypt and Sudan


+44 (0)20 7323 8311

Adrienn Almásy is a curator in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, responsible for the Late Antiquity collections in 2017-2018.

Her main areas of expertise are Demotic and Coptic studies with a focus on funerary and administrative texts. Her wider research interests include Roman and early Christian history in Egypt.

She has a PhD in Egyptology with a dissertation on the Greek epic influence on Demotic literature.

In addition to her research on the collection, she is working on the publication of the demotic and bilingual mummy labels in the Louvre and other Demotic materials.

Current projects

Previous projects

Fellowships and grants

  • 2001, 2004, 2009, 2010 Hungarian Government Research Fellowship (Cairo)

  • 2006-2008 French Government “Cotutelle” Grant for PhD studies (Paris)

  • 2005-2008 Grant of Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest for PhD Studies (Budapest)


Almásy, A. (In press 2017). Mummy linen inscribed in Demotic texts from TT-400-, in context, in Kótay, K. (ed.), Proceeding of Burial and Mortuary Practicesin Late Period and Graeco-Roman Egypt. International Conference July 17th–19th, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest.

Almásy, A. (In press 2017). La fonction et l’origine des catalogues de héros dans le récit démotique du Papyrus Krall, in Németh, B. (ed.), Studies Presented in Honour of Zoltán Fábián.

Almásy, A. 2016. Trois étiquettes de momie, in Bazin Rizzo, L. et al. (eds), A l’école des scribes. Les écritures de l’Egypte ancienne (CENIM 5), Montpellier: 145-147.

Almásy, A., Schreiber, G. and Vasáros, Zs. 2015. Ptolemaic and Roman Burials from Theban Tomb - 400 -, MDAIK 69: 187-227.

Almásy, A. and Nilsson, M. 2015. Quarrying for Claudius, protected by Min. Reflections on a small quarry in Gebel el Silsila East, British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan 22: 87-110.

Almásy, A. 2011. The Greek subliterary texts and the Demotic literature, in E. Bechtold, E. et al. (eds), From Illahun to Jeme. Studies Presented in Honour of Ulrich Luft, (BAR-IS 2311), London: 1-7.

Almásy, A. 2010. Catalogue of the inscriptions; Greek dockets; Corpus of tribal marks, in Luft, U. (ed.), Bi’r Minayh: report on the survey 1998-2004, (Studia Aegyptiaca Serie Major III): 173-193, 194-196, 297-301.

Almásy, A. 2007. A Greek Amazon in an Egyptian story: The character of Queen Serpot in the Cycle of Petubastis, in Endreffy, K. and Gulyás, A. (eds), Proceedings of the Fourth Central European Conference of Young Egyptologists, 31 August-2 September 2006 (Studia Aegyptiaca 18), Budapest: 31-37.

Almásy, A., Luft, U. et al. 2002. Preliminary Report on the Fieldwork at Bir Minih, Arabian Desert, MDAIK 58: 373-390.