Affiliation: University of Charleston
Peter Piccione is an Egyptologist and Near Eastern historian with the College of Charleston and University of Charleston, directs the Theban Tombs Publication Project in Egypt, and co-directs the On-line Geographical Information System for the Theban Necropolis. He earned his doctorate at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. His specialty is Egyptian religion, culture, and language, with a particular interest in Egyptian games, sporting and athletic activities, and aspects of medicine and medical practices; recently he has also begun work on Egyptian geoarchaeology. He has published and lectured widely, and is a consultant to a number of educational organizations, publishers, film and documentary producers, museums, and private and government agencies.