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Kimberley Watt

Kimberley Watt

PhD Student

Consequences of political changes on society in late Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt

Division of Archaeology
Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3DZ


After successfully graduating from a Bachelor degree followed by a Master’s degree in Art History and Archaeology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), I resumed my studies by completing a second Bachelor in Ancient Oriental Languages at the same university. I then started a MPhil in Egyptology at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Dr Kate Spence, exploring institutions and functions within architectural patterns in the town of Amarna. I then worked as an archaeologist for Oxford Archaeology East, based in Cambridge before joining the Amarna Project for a season in October 2014 as well as the team of the British Museum excavating a site in North Sudan, near Dongola.


Research Interests

  • Egyptology
  • Resilience of past societies
  • Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt
  • Administrative institutions
  • Amarna period


Research Supervision

Principle Supervisor: Dr Hratch Papazian


Key Publications

Watt, K. 2014. ‘’From Egypt with Love’’ in: Fellinger, R. and Philpot, L. Archaeological Review from Cambridge. The Archive Issue. 29.2, p. 129-146.