Manuela Lehmann

Amara West Project Curator

Department: Egypt and Sudan


+44 (0)20 7323 8311

Academia profile

Manuela Lehmann is the Amara West Project Curator in the Department of Egypt and Sudan.

Manuela finished her PhD at the Free University of Berlin in 2015 on the material culture of the Late and Ptolemaic Period in Tell el-Dab’a. Her main research interest includes the material culture and reconstruction of urban life in ancient Egypt and Sudan through the material remains.

Over the past ten years she has been involved in several German, Austrian and UK field projects in Egypt and the Sudan (Qantir, Tell el-Dab’a, Bubastis, Dahshur, Athribis (Sohag), Elephantine, Aswan East, Hisn al-Bab, Amara West) as well as different documentation and database projects.

Current projects

Previous projects


M. Lehmann, Review of J. Spencer’s The Delta Survey 2009-2015, EES Excavation Memoir 112, in: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 103, (2017)

L. Pereira-Pardo, D. Camurcuoglu, M. Lehmann and N. Tallis, Conservation and investigation of Neo-Assyrian glazed ceramic tiles from Nimrud (Iraq). Shedding light on an Assyrian-Egyptian battle scene, Journal of Archaeological Sciences, Reports, (2017)

M. Lehmann, Das Sanktuar des Repittempels von Athribis V, IFAO (2017)

M. van Bellegem, P. Kevin, M. Lehmann, N. Spencer, On-site conservation: Amara West, Sudan, 80 years in the making, in: N. Owczarek, M. Gleeson, L.A. Grant (Hrsgg.), Engaging Conservation: collaboration across disciplines, (Archetype, London, 2017) 65-75

M. Lehmann, N. Tallis, with D. Camurcuoglou and L. Pereira-Pardo, Esarhaddon in Egypt: An Assyrian-Egyptian Battle Scene on glazed tiles from Nimrud, British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan 24, (2017)

M. Lehmann, N. Tallis, Esarhaddon in Egypt, in: Newsletter Egypt and Sudan of the British Museum, Issue 4, (2017)

M. Lehmann, Amara West: combining old and new datasets, Egyptian Archaeology 51, Autumn 2017

M. Lehmann, Tell el-Dab‘a and its tower houses in the Late Period, Proceedings of the 10th ICAANE, Vienna 2016

M. Lehmann, Round the Houses: a newly acquired group of objects from Amara West, in: Newsletter Egypt and Sudan of the British Museum, Issue 3, (2016)

M. Lehmann, Ethnicity and Archaeological Reality: Material Culture in Tell el-Dab’a during the Late Period, Proceedings of the ICAANE (2015)

M. Lehmann, Tower houses in Tell el-Dabʿa. The Late and Ptolemaic Period, in: S. Marchi (Hrsg.), Les maisons-tours en Égypte durant la Basse Époque, les périodes Ptolémaïque et Romaine, Actes de la table-ronde de Paris Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) 29-30 Novembre 2012, Nehet 2, (2014), 57-68 

M. Lehmann, Skylines, Bridges and Mud in the Delta and elsewhere. A comparison of Egyptian and Yemeni Tower Houses, Proceedings of the Delta Survey Workshop, 22-23 March 2013, British Council Cairo, online publication

M. Lehmann, Vorbericht über die Grabungstätigkeiten der Frühjahrskampagne 2011 im Areal A/I von Tell el-Dab’a, in: Ägypten & Levante 22-23, Wien 2012-2013, 79-90.

F. van Koppen, M. Lehmann, A cuneiform sealing from Tell el-Dab’a and its historical context, in: Ägypten & Levante 22-23, (Wien 2012-2013), 91-94

D. Collon, M. Lehmann, S. Müller, Tell el-Dab’a sealings 2009-2011, in: Ägypten & Levante 22-23, (Wien 2012-2013), 95-104

J. Kriwet, M. Lehmann, Ein Knorpelfischrest aus der ptolemäischen Siedlung in Tell el-Dab‘a, Ägypten, in: Ägypten & Levante 22-23, (Wien 2012-2013), 105-108

M. Lehmann, Die Verwandtschaftsbeziehungen in den Felsinschriften des Mittleren Reiches in der Region Aswân, in: SAK 41, (Hamburg 2012), 237-275

M. Lehmann, The city of Avaris after the New Kingdom, in: Egyptian Archaeology 40, (London 2012), 29-31

I. Forstner-Müller, M. Bietak, M. Lehmann, C. Reali, Report on the Excavations at Tell el-Dab’a (2011)

D. Collon, M. Lehmann, Report on the Sealings found in the 2009 Excavations at Tell el-Dab’a, in: Ägypten & Levante 21, (Wien 2011), 67-70

M. Lehmann, Vorbericht über die Grabungstätigkeiten der Herbstkampagne 2009 im Areal A/II von Tell el-Dab'a, in: Ägypten & Levante 21, (Wien 2011), 47-65