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Editor, journalist and history writer, Jonathan  Downs is author of Life in the Industrial Revolution 1770-1809, Discovery at Rosetta—the first

Colin  D. Reader is a professional engineering geologist who has long been fascinated by the monuments of ancient Egypt. He

Mariam F. Ayad is an associate professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo. In 2020–2021 she was a

Eid  Mertah is a Conservator of archaeological materials in the Restoration and Conservation Department of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Christian  Eckmann is a conservator and head of the department for restoration and conservation at the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum in Mainz,

Christian  Koeberl is a professor of impact research and planetary geology at the University of Vienna, a full member of

Florian  Ströbele was a researcher between 2011 and 2019 at the archaeometry laboratories of the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz, Germany, and

Katja  Broschat is a conservator at the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum in Mainz, Germany.

Born in France in 1987, Simon  Connor was awarded his PhD by the Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, in 2014.

Ferial  Ghazoul is an Iraqi scholar, critic, and translator. She is professor of English and comparative literature at the American

Youssef  Rakha is an Egyptian novelist, poet, and essayist working in both Arabic and English.

Xenia  Nikolskaya is an award-winning Russian-Swedish photographer, curator, and teacher currently based in Cairo. A former curator of the Russian

Felix  Arnold is scientific director of the Madrid branch of the German Archaeological Institute, and an architect and archaeologist specialized

Mostafa  Mohie is a journalist who works for Mada Masr online newspaper in Egypt. He was a documentary researcher for films on

Heba  Safey Eldeen is professor of architecture and urban design at Misr International University, Cairo, and an adjunct professor at

Nezar  AlSayyad is emeritus professor of architecture, planning, urban design, and urban history at the University of California, Berkeley, where

Matthieu  Rey is director of contemporary studies at the Institut français du Proche-Orient (IFPO), Beirut, and a CNRS researcher specializing

Linda  Herrera, a social anthropologist with regional expertise in North Africa and West Asia with a focus on Egypt, is

Kay  Heikkinen is a translator and academic who holds a PhD from Harvard University. She was previously Ibn Rushd Lecturer

Mandy  McClure is the translator of Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide (AUC Press, 2008) and Tales of Yusuf

Hasna  Reda-Mekdashi is a Lebanese publisher, former director of the prominent child literature publishing house Dar al-Fata al-Arabi, and founding

Ziad  Elmarsafy is professor of comparative literature at King’s College, London. He has published widely on Arabic and French literature

Mohamed  Shoair is an Egyptian critic and journalist, and managing editor of the literary magazine Akhbar al-adab. Born in 1974,

Nevenka Korica  Sullivan has taught Arabic at Harvard University and the American University in Cairo and in Middlebury’s summer program,

Amandine  Marshall obtained her PhD in Egyptology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHSS), Toulouse. She is

Andrea  Loprieno-Gnirs is a research associate at the University of Basel and a Principal Researcher for the Life Histories of

Yasser M.  Ayad is a professor of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Born and raised in

Anne-Linda  Amira Augustin is a political advisor to the European Representative Office of the Southern Transitional Council, a non-resident scholar

Tessa  Grafen is a linguistic consultant currently based in London. She has a master’s degree in Arabic and Persian from

Apollinaire  Lebas, born 1797, was a French engineer who in 1830 was charged with transferring an obelisk from Luxor to

Mouannes  Hojairi is assistant professor of history at the American University in Cairo. He received his PhD from Columbia University

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