Mgr. Renata Landgráfová, Ph.D.

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R. Landgráfová studied comparative linguistics at Harvard University, USA and Egyptology at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. She graduated in Egyptology and General Linguistics at the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University in Prague. Between 2002 and 2004, she studied in the doctorate programme at Universität Basel, Switzerland. Currently, she is working on her dissertation entitled “Topic-Focus Articulation in the Verbal Clauses of Middle Egyptian”. Besides application of modern linguistic methods in Egyptology, she specialises in ancient Egyptian literature and analyses the set of fragments of faience inlays discovered in the funerary temples of King Neferefre and Queen Khetkaus II, as well as some epigraphic materials discovered during the excavations of the Czech Institute of Egyptology. She also participates in the international project of the hieratic palaeography of Old Kingdom texts (cooperation with the IFAO).

Selected bibliography:


  • Renata Landgráfová – Nicole Kloth, Die (Auto)biographien des Alten und Mittleren Reichs, Monster: LIT Verlag, [in print].
  • Písně Zlaté bohyně. Milostná poezie starého Egypta, Praha, SET OUT 2006.
  • Faience Inlays from the Funerary Temple of King Raneferef – Raneferef’s Substitute Decoration Programme. [Abusir XIV], Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, 2006 [in print].


  • „Faience Inlays and tablets of Egyptian Blue“, in: Miroslav Verner et al., Abusir IX. The Pyramid Complex of Raneferef. The Archaeology, Praha 2006, 451–491.
  • entries „Fajánsové výplně ze zádušního chrámu Chentkaus II.“, „Figurální fajánsové výplně“, „Fritové tabulky a destička s kartuší“, „Obinadlo s nápisem“, in: Hana Benešovská – Petra Vlčková (eds.), Abusir – Secrets of the Desert and the Pyramids. Exhibition Catalogue, Praha, [in print].
  • „Water in ancient Egyptian Love Songs“, in: Alessia Amenta – Maria Michela Luiselli – Maria Novella Sordi (eds.), L´acqua nell´antico Egitto: vita, rigenerazione, incantesimo, medicamento. Proceedings of the First International Conference for Young Egyptologists, Italy, Chianciano Terme, October 15–18, 2003, (Egitto antico III, Atti I), Roma: Bretschneider 2005, 69–80.
  • „Breaches of Cooperative Rules: Metaphors and Parody in ancient Egyptian love songs“, in: Don your wig for a happy hour: Proceedings of the conference on sex and gender in ancient Egypt, Swansea, [in print].
  • and Jiří Janák, „Wooden fragments with some chapters of the Book of the Dead belonging to Neferibreseneb Nekau“, in: Totenbuch–Forschungen: Gesammelte Beitraege des 2. Internationalen Totenbuch–Symposiums, Bonn 25.–29. September 2005, (Studien zum Altägyptischen Totenbuch 11), [in print].
  • and Jiří Janák, „Wooden fragments with some chapters of the Book of the Dead belonging to Neferibreseneb Neko“, in: Miroslav Bárta – Filip Coppens – Jaromír Krejčí (eds.), Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2005, Praha, [in print].
  • „Věštby a proroctví ve starém Egyptě“, in: Sborník Věštby a proroctví, Praha, [in print].
  • „The oldest known scene of the purification of the king“, in: Sborník k 50. výročí založení Českého (Československého) egyptologického ústavu, Praha, [in print].

Complete bibliography cen be found here.

Updated 4.1.2012

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