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Melinda Hartwig, PhD

Egyptologist, Curator, Professor, Consultant

Melinda Hartwig is an Egyptologist, art historian, author, committed teacher, expert consultant and presenter.

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Dr. Melinda Hartwig is an award-winning author and editor of The Tomb Chapel of Menna (AUC Press) now in its second printing, and A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art (Wiley-Blackwell), which received a 2016 PROSE Award for Single Volume Reference in the Humanities & Social Sciences. Her most recent project is The Real Ancient Egypt, streaming now on Wondrium. She also completed a 24-episode video series and coursebook entitled The Great Tours: A Guided Tour of Ancient Egyptwhich builds on her 30+ years of leading tours and documentation projects in Egypt.


Melinda is the Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. She is past President of the American Research Center in Egypt Board of Governors, and a Professor Emerita of Georgia State University, where she taught art history for 13 years. When not traveling in Egypt, you can find her writing with her two rescue dogs, Bo and Snooper, sleeping next to her office chair.

from October 23 to November 20, 2023

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New catalog, free in HTML and PDF for download, about my exhibition currently on view at the Michael C. Carlos Museum


Video Lecture Series

The wonders of ancient Egypt have intrigued and dazzled humanity for thousands of years. In 24 lavishly illustrated lessons of The Great Tours: A Guided Tour of Ancient Egypt, Dr. Melinda Hartwig takes you on a richly detailed tour of Egypt’s greatest historical and artistic treasures -  an exploration of Egyptian culture, art, and history on the ground, going far beyond guidebooks, conventional tours, and any ordinary series of lectures on Egypt.  


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Melinda Hartwig, PhD