Mahmoud El-Shafei

Mohmoud El-Shafei is an archaeologist with more than 10 years of professional experience. Mahmoud earned his bachelor’s degree in Egyptian archaeology at Tanta University (1999), and holds a master’s degree in cultural heritage management from Université Française d’Egypte & the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, IREST (2017) and is currently a PhD candidate at El-Fayum University where he specializes on the circulation of eastern Mediterranean pottery during the Second Intermediate Period and the New Kingdom. Mahmoud has worked as a ceramicist at multiple missions throughout Egypt, including Giza, Saqqara, Dahshur, Taposiris Magna in Alexandria and the American Research Center in Egypt’s (ARCE) project at El-Qurna, in Luxor. He also has been a field school supervisor for Ancient Egypt Research Association (AERA) projects. Mahmoud has also been employed as an inspector of antiquities at Ministry of the State of Antiquities since 2003 at Saqqara and at Abou Rawash, and he has served in various committees for the updating of Egypt’s cultural heritage on UNESCO’s World heritage list.


  • Co-author in an article entitled “the pottery of the main street east at Heit El Gurab in Giza”. In Giza occasional papers 2015.
  • Co-author in an article entitled “Excavations East of the Khentkawes Town in Giza. A Preliminary Site Report. BIFAO (2014) 114-2: 519-561”
  • Co-author in an article entitled “overview of the ceramic productions from the luxury town mound” in Bulletin de liaison de la céramique Égyptienne 23 (2012).