Miroslav Verner

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Miroslav Verner (2013)

Miroslav Verner (born October 31, 1941 in Brno ) is a Czech Egyptologist .

Professional Activities

Miroslav Verner has been working at the Czech Egyptological Institute at Charles University in Prague since 1966 , since 1993 as professor and director. He was visiting professor at the Universities of Vienna and Hamburg and the American University in Cairo .

Verner had been working as an archaeologist since 1964 and from 1975 headed the Czech excavations in Abusir . In 1998, under his leadership, a team of archaeologists from the Czech Egyptological Institute discovered the intact grave of priest Iufaa .

In 2005 Verner became head of the research project "Investigation of the civilization of Ancient Egypt". The project examined the development of Egyptian society throughout its history and ran from 2005 to 2011.

Verner is a member of the German Archaeological Institute , the UNESCO Committee for Egyptian Antiquities and the Board of Directors of the International Association of Egyptologists .


  • Pyramidy. Tajemství minulosti. Academia, Prague 1997, ISBN 80-2000583-8
    • German: The pyramids. Edition completely revised and expanded by the author. Rowohlt, Reinbek 1998, ISBN 3-498-07062-2 .
  • Archaeological Remarks on the 4th and 5th Dynasty Chronology . In: Archives Orientální. Volume 69, Prague 2001, pp. 363-418 ( PDF; 31 MB ).
  • Remarques on the temple solaire [Hetep-Rê] et the date du mastaba de Ti. In: Bulletin de l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale. (BIFAO). Vol. 87, 1987, pp. 293-297 ( PDF; 1.3 MB ).
  • Un roi de la Ve dynasty. Rêneferef ou Rênefer? In: Bulletin de l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale. (BIFAO). Vol. 85, 1985, pp. 281-284 ( PDF; 0.2 MB ).
  • The Queen Mother Chentkaus of Abusir and some remarks on the history of the 5th dynasty. In: Studies on ancient Egyptian culture. Volume 8, 1980, ISBN 3-87118-497-7 , pp. 243-268.
  • Les sculptures de Rêneferef découvertes à Abousir [avec 16 planches]. In: Bulletin de l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale. (BIFAO) Vol. 85, 1985, pp. 267-280 with XLIV-LIX ( PDF; 7.4 MB ).
  • The statuettes en bois d'Abousir. In: Revue d'Égyptologie. (RdE) No. 36, 1985, pp. 145-152.
  • Supplément aux sculptures de Rêneferef découvertes à Abousir [avec 4 planches] In: Bulletin de l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale. (BIFAO) Vol. 86, 1986, pp. 361-366 with LXII-LXV ( PDF; 1.7 MB ).
  • Who was Shepseskara, and when did he reign? In: Miroslav Bárta, Jaromír Krejčí (eds.): Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2000. Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Oriental Institute, Prague 2000, ISBN 80-85425-39-4 , pp. 581–602.
  • Miroslav Verner et al .: Unearthing Ancient Egypt (Objevování starého Egypta) 1958–1988. Czech Institute of Egyptology, Prague 1990, pp. 33-38.
  • with Vivienne G. Callender: Abusir VI. Djedkare's Family Cemetery. In Excavations of the Czech Institute of Egyptology. Vol. 6, Prague 2002 ( PDF; 38.7 MB ).

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Website of Miroslav Verner at the Czech Egyptological Institute.
  2. ^ Research website of the Czech Egyptological Institute.