the Archaeologists of the Museum

Federico Poole gained his doctorate from the Università degli Studi di Napoli “l’Orientale” with a dissertation on Egyptian funerary statuettes (ushabtis) in the New Kingdom (1997). He collaborated in the cataloguing and exhibition of the Egyptian Collection of the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. From 1994 to 1999 he taught a hieratic course at the l’Università degli Studi di Napoli “l’Orientale,” where he later was a temporary professor of Egyptology (2009-2012). Since 2013 he is a curator at the Egyptian Museum of Turin. His interests include ancient Egyptian social structure and organization, the archaeology, ideology and social function of ancient Egyptian burials, and the reception of Pharaonic cultural elements in Campania.


Enrico Ferraris is a graduate of the University of Turin (2004). He gained his PhD in Oriental Studies at the University of Pisa, with a dissertation entitled "Celestial Bodies and Star Cults in Ancient Egypt: Iconographic and Textual Documents" (2011). He took part in excavation and documentation campaigns of the Archaeological Mission of the University of Turin at Alexandria in Egypt (2001-2007) and worked in the "Grand Egyptian Museum – Giza project" of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Office for Cooperation (2004). He later worked on a contract to inventory Egyptian artifacts for the Superintendency of Archaeological Heritage of Piemonte and of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities (2008).  His scholarly focuses are ancient astronomy, religious geography and ancient Egyptian toponomastics.