Dr. Mona Ali Abady
Member of the French-Egyptian Centre for the Study of the Temples of Karnak (CFEETK — Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities)
Doctor in Egyptology
Inspector and archaeologist at Karnak Temples
2022: PhD degree from Mansoura University in Egyptian Archaeology in subject (The Significance of Caches in Ancient Egypt and Nubia according to the archaeological location, context and contents).
2017: Master degree from Mansoura University in Egyptian Archaeology in subject (Firing structures in ancient Egypt (stoves –Hearths –Ovens-Kilns –Furnaces).
Career and work History
2020: November to April 2021: working as a team member of the Research and Excavation project held in the chapel of Osiris Ptah Neb Ankh (OPNARP), Directed by Mr. Essam Nagi.
2019: Member of documentation team at “El-Sheikh Labib (B) Storeroom, Karnak. Temples” by Ministry of Antiquities.
2019: 27th of October: a lecturer in the Meeting of Egyptian Archaeologist held in the mummification museum at Luxor on the caches in ancient Egypt.
2019: from 20 July to 1 Augusts working as a database designer and training some inspectors to use file maker pro and organizing the archaeological archive in Cairo and Giza scientific center for training Egyptian Archaeologists.
2019: 18th of April organizing a workshop to show the importance of our heritage for special needs students in Karnak temples by simulating the excavation methods and how to restore the monuments and record it.
2018: from 30 October to 1December worked as a team member with the French Mission of Excavation in Al-Bad`c (Tabuk Province) in Saudi Arabia.
2018: working as a team member of the Research and Excavation project held in the chapel of Osiris Ptah Neb Ankh (OPNARP), Directed by Mr. Essam Nagi.
2017-2018: working as a topographer in the project of development the sphinx avenue between Karnak and Luxor temples.
2017: from 27 February to 23 March worked with the French Italian Mission of Excavation in Dumat Al-Jandal in Saudi Arabia.
2016: from 6 November to 15 December joined a course of site management and community Archaeology by collaboration with the American Research Center Associate and the Faculty of York to develop Memphis site.
2016: from August to September worked on survey project for the sphinx Avenue between Luxor and Karnak temples.
2014-2016: for two seasons working with the CFEETK in Karnak on the Excavation of Ptah temple Precinct North of Karnak (Excavating- Recording- publishing) under the supervision of the site manager “Guillaume Charloux”.
2014: Assistant for Supervisors in Dendera temple field school (site Excavation).
2013: from the 7th to the 12th October training on the Epigraphic survey in Karnak Temple under the supervision of the CFEETK.
2013: from 17-feb-2013 until 11-apr-2013 Trainee in the field school done in the court of the Theban Tomb TT110 in Qurna under the Supervision of the American Research Centre and Egyptian Supervisors.
2012: from 31 Oct 2012: Member of the front of Karnak Amun Temple Excavation Team.
Duties: Excavating the Ptolemaic Bath and the Greco Roman Settlement in front of Karnak Temple, Documentation the new finds, Drawing, and Objects Recording.
— « Deux faviassae du désert oriental : contextes et contenus », Égypte, Afrique & Orient 104, 2021, p. 19-26.
— with CHARLOUX (G.), M.S. ELNASSEH (A.), MARCHAND (S.), « The shifting Nile and the origins and development of ancient Karnak », Antiquity 54, n°381, 2021, p. 1-21.
— with CHARLOUX (G.), « A classification of ‘sacred’ caches in ancient Egypt », dans A. Masson-Berghof (éd.), Statues in context: production, meaning and (re)uses, BMPES 10, Louvain, 2019, p. 183-196.
— with CHARLOUX (G.), THIERS (Chr.), ABD AL-AZIZ (M.), « The afterlife of Egyptian statues: a cache of religious objects in the temple of Ptah at Karnak », Antiquity 359, 2017, p. 1189-1204.