Doc. PhDr. Hana Vymazalová, Ph.D.

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Hana Vymazalová graduated in Egyptology and Logic at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, acquired her PhD in Egyptology in 2005 and since 2016 is an Associate Professor of Egyptology. She specializes on the economy of the Old Kingdom royal funerary complexes. She also studies ancient Egyptian science, especially mathematics and medicine of the ancient Egyptians. Since 2006 she participates in the Czech archaeological excavation in Abusir and since 2015 she is a member of the Egyptian mission in south Saqqara. In addition to that, she gives lectures for students of Egyptology.

Education, Grants and Fellowships

  • 1996-2001: M.A. in Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague (M.A. thesis: Solutions of mathematical problems in Egyptian Texts / Řešení matematických problémů v egyptských textech)
  • 1998-2001: M.A. in Logic, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague
  • 2001-2005: Ph.D. in Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague (doctoral dissertation: The accounting documents from the papyrus archive of Neferre and their specific terminology)
  • 2016: Associate Professor of Egyptology (The administration and economy of the pyramid complexes and royal funerary cults in the Old Kingdom)


  • 2000–2001: governmental scholarship at the Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University (Egypt)
  • 2003: scholarship at Archäologisches Institut, Universität Hamburg (Germany)
  • 2004: scholarship of The Robert Anderson Research Charitable Trust, London (UK)
  • 2004–2005: UNESCO Fellowship Programme in Support of Priority Programme Areas 2004–2005, cooperation with Institut français d’archéologie orientale du Caire (Egypt)
  • 2006: scholarship at Archäologisches Institut, Universität Hamburg (Germany)
  • 2008-2009: fellowship of Institut français d’archéologie orientale du Caire (Egypt)
  • 2011: scholarship of the Hans-Goedicke-Stiftung

Selected bibliography:


  • Eugen Strouhal – Břetislav Vachala – Hana Vymazalová, Medicine of the Ancient Egyptians II. Internal Medicine, Cairo – New York 2021.
  • Eugen Strouhal – Břetislav Vachala – Hana Vymazalová, Medicine of the Ancient Egyptians I, Cairo – New York 2014.
  • Hana Vymazalová – Vassil Dobrev – Miroslav Verner, Old Hieratic Palaeography I. The Builders‘ Inscriptions and Mason’s Marks from Saqqara and Abusir, Prague 2011.
  • Hana Vymazalová et al., Abusir XXII. The Tomb of Kaiemtjenenet (AS 38) and the Surrouding Structures AS 57–60, Prague 2011.
  • Hana Vymazalová – Filip Coppens, Moudrost svitků boha Thovta. Vědecké poznání za vlády faraonů, Praha 2011.
  • Paule Posener–Kriéger – Miroslav Verner – Hana Vymazalová, Abusir X. The Pyramid Complex of Raneferef. The Papyrus Archive, Prague 2006.


  • Hana Vymazalová, “The funerary domains of Setibhor and other Old Kingdom queens”, in: Mariam Ayad (ed.), Women in Ancient Egypt. Revisiting Power, Agency, and Autonomy, Cairo – New York 2022, 39–57.
  • Hana Vymazalová, “Papyrus Archives from Abusir and the Fifth-Dynasty Royal Funerary Cults”, in: Philippe Collombert – Pierre Tallet (eds.), Les archives administratives de l’Ancien Empire (Orient & Méditerranée 37), Leuven 2021, 1–54.
  • Hana Vymazalová, “Self-presentation in the late Old Kingdom”, in: Hussein Bassir (ed.), Living Forever: Self-Presentation in Ancient Egypt, Cairo 2019, 67–88.
  • Hana Vymazalová, “The administration of the royal funerary complexes”, in: Juan Carlos Moreno García (ed.), Ancient Egyptian Administration (Handbuch der Orientalistik 104), Leiden – Boston 2013, 177–195.
  • Mohamed Megahed – Hana Vymazalová, “The south-Saqqara circumcision scene: a fragment of an Old Kingdom birth-legend? In: Filip Coppens – Jiří Janák – Hana Vymazalová (eds.), Symposium zur ägyptischen Königsideologie: Royal versus Divine Authority. Acquisition, Legitimization and Renewal of Power, KSGH 4,4, Wiesbaden 2015, 275–287.
  • Hana Vymazalová, “The royal cult in the pyramid temples and the sun temples in Abusir”, in: Nigel Strudwick – Helen Strudwick: Old Kingdom: New Perspectives. Egyptian Art and Archaeology 2750–2150 BC, Oxbow 2011, 295-303.
  • Hana Vymazalová – Filip Coppens, “Statues and Rituals for Khentkaus II. A Reconsideration of Some Papyrus Fragments from the Queen’s Funerary Complex”, in: Miroslav Bárta – Filip Coppens – Jaromír Krejčí (eds.), Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2010 vol. II, Prague 2011, 335-350.

Updated 26th January 2023

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