Affiliation: Brown University
Visting Researcher in Egyptology at Brown University, Lanny Bell is an acknowledged leader in the documentation of the monuments of ancient Egypt and the interpretation of ancient Egyptian culture. He received his BA in Egyptology from the University of Chicago in 1963; in 1976 he received his PhD in Egyptology from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been teaching since 1965. Professor Bell specializes in ancient Egyptian divine kingship, the temples of Thebes, and Egyptian epigraphy. No armchair scholar, he has been active in Egypt since 1967, conducting fieldwork in Luxor for the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania and for the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. He has been lecturing for the AIA since 1971, and has accompanied numerous tours to Egypt since 1973.