Kevin M. Cahail, Ph.D.

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Ph.D.  Egyptology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, 2014

B.A.  Classics, San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA, 2003

Research Interests

My research interests are both archaeological as well as philological.  Since 2008 I have been part of the Penn Museum excavations at South Abydos, Egypt.  As part of my doctoral dissertation, I excavated a non-royal cemetery of the New Kingdom at this site, which contained roughly twenty tombs.  My current work centers on these excavations, and examines questions of cemetery placement and funerary commemoration at the site of Abydos during both the Middle and New Kingdoms.  

Recent Articles

“A New Look at the pds.t-n.t-nbw of Zaubersprüche für Mutter und Kind, Spell P,” Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 52 (2016), pp. 231-253.

“The Sarcophagus of the High Priest of Amun, Menkheperre, from the Coptic Monastery of Apa Moses at Abydos,” with Ayman Damarany, Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts Abteilung Kairo 72 (2016), forthcoming.

“A Family of Thirteenth Dynasty High Officials: New Evidence from South Abydos.” Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 51 (2015), pp. 93-122.

“Royal Funerary Equipment of a King Sobekhotep at South Abydos: Evidence for the Tomb of Sobekhotep IV?” with Josef Wegner, Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 51 (2015), pp.123-164.