Lucia Gahlin is a specialist in the archaeology of Egypt, and an Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. She is also a visiting lecturer for the University of Bristol’s Department of Archaeology and Anthropology and teaches online Egyptology for the University of Exeter. Lucia’s research is centered on ancient Egyptian daily life rituals and beliefs, especially around purification and rites of passage. She is interested in the ancient Egyptian concepts of maat (order) and isfet (chaos), and how they relate to ideas around purity and impurity. Lucia has worked extensively on the Amarna material in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London, and chairs the committee for the Friends of the Petrie Museum. She has also worked at the archaeological site of Tell el-Amarna in Middle Egypt, registering the small finds from this famous site.
Lucia’s publications include:
Gahlin, L. 2001. Egypt. Gods, Myths and Religion. Bath: Anness.
Gahlin, L. 2007. ‘Creation Myths' & ‘Private Religion.' In T. Wilkinson (ed.) The Egyptian World. London: Routledge.
Gahlin, L. 2009. Egypt. In D. Rathbone (ed.) Civilisations of the Ancient World. London: Thames and Hudson.