Peter Piccione

Associate Professor

Address: Maybank Hall, Room 314
Office Hours: TR 10:00-12:00 & 3:00-5:00
Phone: 843.953.4861
Personal Website:

He received his Ph.D. from The Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago in 1990. He has performed epigraphical and archaeological research in Egypt. He also directs the Theban Tombs Publication Project and the Satellite Survey of Theban Tombs Project, West Bank, Luxor in Egypt. His numerous articles and papers pertain to the history of Egyptian religion, medicine, athletics, social history, as well as geoarchaeology and landscape archaeology.

Currently he is serving on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt.


1990 Ph.D., 1976 M.A. The University of Chicago, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations/Oriental Institute

Research Interests

Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Nubia and Cush, landscape archaeology, archaeological survey, satellite remote sensing, differential GPS mapping, and geographical information systems

Courses Taught

Historical Perspective in Egyptian Religion

Civilizations: Conflict or Concord?  

Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia

Honors and Awards

History Consultant for "The Body Beautiful in Ancient Egypt." Discovery Films Documentary, Cicada Films, London. April-May 2004. (Compass: A Publication of the School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Vol. I)


Selected Bibliography

Managing editor of Serapis: The American Journal of Egyptology

Gaming with the Gods: The Game of Senet and Ancient Egyptian Religious Belief (Leiden: Brill). (Forthcoming)

Hibis Temple Project, Volume 3. Ancient and Modern Graffiti from the Temple Precinct, by E. Cruz-Uribe. San Antonio: Van Siclen Books, 2008. As contributing epigrapher.

Reliefs and Inscriptions at Luxor Temple. Volume 2, The Facade, Portals, Upper Registers, Columns and Marginalia of the Colonnade Hall, by The Epigraphic Survey. Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 1998. As contributing epigrapher.

"The Egyptian Game of Senet and the Migration of the Soul" In Board Games in Perspective: Proceedings of the Colloquium on Board Games of the Ancient World. London: British Museum Publications, 2007.

"Theban Tombs Publication Project: Theban Tombs No. 72 (Rây) and 121 (Ahmose). Report on the 2001 Field Season." Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte 79 (2005): 127-135.

"The Women of Thutmose III in the Stelae of the Egyptian Museum."  Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities 30 (2003): 91-102.

"Sportive Fencing as a Ritual for Destroying the Enemies of Horus." In Gold of Praise: Studies on Ancient Egypt in Honor of Edward F. Wente. Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 2000.

The On-Line Geographical Information System for the Theban Necropolis (OLGIS-TN)