For Research. For Berlin.

An expedition to Egypt led by Richard Lepsius had a lasting impact on Berlin’s cultural and academic landscape. The expedition brought back a haul of original objects, plaster casts, and impressions of inscriptions as well as drawings made by the expedition’s five draughtsmen and two architects. Digitization and interdisciplinary analysis of these drawings is the objective of the joint Einstein research project by Freie Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and the Egyptian Museum. The project is led by Tonio Sebastian Richter (Freie Universität Berlin) and Bénédicte Savoy (Technische Universität Berlin).


Funding period: 03/2018 - 02/2021

Prof. phil. habil. Tonio Sebastian Richter
Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Geschichte- und Kulturwissenschaften
Ägyptologisches Seminar
Fabeckstraße 23-25
04195 Berlin
Tel.: 030 / 83870291

Applicants: Freie Universität Berlin & Technische Universität Berlin
Cooperation partners: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften