Lena Krastel studied Egyptology, classical archaeology and ancient history at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. While studying, she worked as a Tutor in the Ägyptologisches Institut teaching middle Egyptian script and language. Besides that she took part in diverse excavational field works, such as in the Gallo-Roman residential area of Reinheim, Saarland and in Buto, Egypt. After her studies in Heidelberg she worked for the research projects “Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic” at Universität Leipzig and “Strukturen und Transformationen des Wortschatzes der ägyptischen Sprache: Text- und Wissenskultur im Alten Ägypten” at the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Following this, she was appointed lecturer for coptic script and language at Karl-Ruprechts-Universität Heidelberg. In 2014 she joined the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies as a doctoral fellow by carrying out her research within the program “Ancient Languages and Texts” (ALT). Her thesis investigates the coptic epigraphic inscriptions of Dayr Anba Hadra in Assuan, Egypt by considering the building history and social and cultural factors of this place. It is also embedded in the work of the Topoi research group (B-4) Spatial Identity.


Further Activities

6.7.2016 Talk Deir Anba Hadra: A Monastery between Christianity and Islam
Part of: International Medieval Congress 2016, Leeds