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Jaromír Krejčí is an Egyptologist with archeological experience in Egypt. His long-term specialisation covers the problems of Egyptian archaelogy and history of the 3rd and 2nd millennia B.C., his interests include also the development of Egyptian, above all monumental, architecture, and the possibilities of its three-dimensional computer reconstructions. He has regularly taken part at archaological works in the A.R.E. since 1991, focusing above all on the exploration of structures on the royal cemetery at Abusir. Lately, he has been cooperating with Mgr. Dušan Magdolen, Ph.D. (Ústav orientalistiky SAV Bratislava) on the joint Czecho-Slovak project Sun Temples in the Old Kingdom.
1994: graduated in Egyptology and archaeology at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University
- Master’s Thesis: Brick Masonry of the Funerary Temple of Raneferef at Abusir
1999: PhD in Egyptology at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University
- Dissertation: Architectural development of the royal Abusir Necropolis in the Old Kingdom
Excavations in Egypt:
since 1991, since 1994 he is the coordinator of the exploration of the royal pyramid necropolis at Abusir
- Since 2000 secretary of the Czech Institute of Egyptology the Faculty of Arts, Charles University
- Since 2005 coordinator in chief of the project of the Research Plan “Exploration of the Civilisation of Ancient Egypt” (MSM 0021620826)
1999-2000: the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague
since the academic year of 2002-2003: the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague
Individual Grant Projects:
Architectural development of the royal necropolis at Abusir in the 3rd millennium B.C. (Internal Grant Agency of the Charles University in Prague, 307/1996/A HN/FF) 1996-1998.
The development of ancient Egyptian monumental architecture in the 3rd millennium B.C. The use of new methods in the analysis of Old Kingdom structures (Grant agency of the Czech Republic, D404/99/D003) 1999-2003.
Member of projects:
Exploration of the civilisation of ancient Egypt. Czech archeological works on the royal necropolis at Abusir. (Research Plan MŠMT ČR, MSM 11210006), 1999-2004
Czech National Centre for Egyptology (project MŠMT ČR, LN00A064) 2000-2004
Exploration of the civilisation of ancient Egypt. (Research Plan MŠMT ČR, MSM 0021620826) since 2005; coordinator in chief of the project.
Overview of research scholarships:
1991 – scholarship of the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University for participation in the archeological works at Abusir, Egypt;
1994 – scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Programme (DAAD) at the University of Hamburg;
1999 – scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Programme (DAAD) at the University of Hamburg;
2001 – long-term research stay in terms of the interstate cultural agreement between the Czech Republic and Egypt, Cairo University, Egypt
- The International Association of Egyptologists,
- board of trustees of the Aigyptos Foundation (Bratislava).
- J. Krejčí, V.G. Callender, M. Verner (with contributions by Viktor Černý, Eugen Strouhal, Hana Vymazalová and Martina Žaloudková-Kujanová), Abusir XII. Minor tombs in the Royal Necropolis I (The Mastabas of Nebtyemneferes and Nakhtsare, Pyramid Complex Lepsius no. 24 and Tomb Complex Lepsius no. 25),
- Miroslav Bárta – Filip Coppens – Jaromír Krejčí (eds.), Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2005, Praha 2006.
- Abusir XI. The Architecture of the Ptahshepses Mastaba, Praha, [in print].
- and D. Magdolen, Zajímavosti ze země pyramid aneb … 100 nej ze starého Egypta, Praha 2005.
- and M. Bárta (eds.), Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2000, Supplementa Archiv Orientální IX, Oriental Institute Prague, 2000.
- „Mudbrick Masonry“, in: Miroslav Verner et al., Abusir IX. The Pyramid Complex of Raneferef. The Archaeology, Praha 2006, 113–137.
- „Ptahšepsesova mastaba“, in: Hana Benešovská – Petra Vlčková (eds.), Abusir – Secrets of the Desert and the Pyramids. Exhibition Catalogue, Praha, [in print].
- and Dušan Magdolen, „Abúsírské sluneční chrámy a kult boha slunce v době Staré říše“, in: Hana Benešovská – Petra Vlčková (eds.), Abusir – Secrets of the Desert and the Pyramids. Exhibition Catalogue, Praha, [in print].
- and Dušan Magdolen, „Research into Fifth Dynasty sun temples – past, present and future“, in: Miroslav Bárta (ed.), The Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology, Praha, [in print].
- „Tomb complex Lepsius No. 25“, in: Miroslav Bárta – Filip Coppens – Jaromír Krejčí (eds.), Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2005, Praha, [in print].
- and Miroslav Verner, „Twin Pyramid Complex „Lepsius no. XXV“ in Abusir“, in: Honorary volume for Ahmad el–Sawi, Cairo, [in print].
- „Internationale Ägyptologische Konferenz „Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2005“, Prag, 27.–30. Juni 2005”, Sokar 2 (2005), 35–37.
Complete bibliography can be found here.