In my research I have benefitted
from considerable field experience, extended periods of scientific activity
and a knowledge of Akkadian which allows me to use written sources to a
larger extent than many of my colleagues in the field. My interests focus
on: the history and culture of Mesopotamia in the 2nd Millennium BC, the
subsistence economy of Northern Mesopotamia, Mesopotamian trade of the
2nd Millennium BC, Iconological approach to the Mesopotamian art.
Research interests: my principal
research and scholarly interest lies currently in the art and visual cultures
of the ancient Mediterranean world, particularly in the Greek, Etruscan
and Roman art and archaeology, historical interpretation of ancient visual
representation and its relationship with social and political culture.
I also have interest in the Iron Age iconography, mutual relationship between
the Classical World and the Barbarian Europe, interdisciplinary approaches
to art history and archaeology, current theoretical frameworks and their
practical application in the history of ancient art and archaeology.
Specialization in Egyptian
Archaeology. Research interests: Ideology of kingship and its realization
in the architecture and art; Royal mortuary complexes of the Old and Middle
Kingdoms, and New Kingdom 'Mansions of millions of years' in a broad context;
Architecture, statuary, and relief decoration of the temple of Hatshepsut
at Deir el-Bahari; Royal iconography; Palaeography of hieroglyphic signs;
Middle and New Kingdom tombs at Western Thebes.