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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Peter Lacovara

Lacovara portrait

Part-Time Instructor

Art History

Art and Music Histories


Biographical Information

Peter Lacovara (B.A. 1976, Boston University; Ph.D. 1993 The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago) is Director of The Ancient Egyptian Archaeology and Heritage Fund. He was Senior Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum from 1998 to 2014 and before that served as Assistant Curator in the Department of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

He has worked on a large number of Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern exhibitions and museum installations in the above institutions as well as a consultant in the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Walters Art Museum, The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

His archaeological fieldwork has included excavations at the Valley of the Kings at Thebes, Deir el-Ballas, Abydos, Hierakonpolis and at the Giza Plateau, and currently he is co-directing the excavation of the Palace city of Amenhotep III at Malqata in Western Thebes with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His publications include studies on Daily Life and Urbanism in Ancient Egypt, Egyptian Mortuary Traditions, and the Material Culture of Ancient Egypt and Nubia.