Lemos Rennan

PostDoc Researcher, ERC DiverseNile Project


Twitter: @lemossrennan

Rennan Lemos received his PhD in Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Cambridge Trust Scholar and member of Emmanuel College. His current research focuses on the material culture of mortuary sites in Nubia during the Kerma Period and the New Kingdom. He is responsible for DiverseNile’s Work Package 2 (‚The variability of funerary monuments in the region from Attab to Ferka‘), which includes research on previously documented sites, museum work and fieldwork in Sudan within the MUAFS project. Dr Lemos has taught undergraduate students at Cambridge and now contributes to teaching in Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology at LMU Munich. He has been a guest speaker at various institutions in the UK, the US, Europe, South America and Egypt. Prior to joining the MUAFS project, he excavated at Sanam temple in Sudan, at Amarna, and spent many years working in Luxor West Bank in Egypt.


Research Interests

Sudanese/Nubian Archaeology

Egyptian Archaeology

Material Culture Studies

Archaeological Theory

Postcolonial Theory

Recent publications on Sudanese/Nubian Archaeology

(In press) Heart Scarabs and Other Heart-Related Objects in New Kingdom Nubia. Sudan & Nubia 25.
(In press) The Shabti of Khnummose – Insights into 18th Dynasty Colonial in Nubia. In Tomb 26 on Sai Island: A New Kingdom Elite tomb and its Relevance for Sai and Beyond, J. Budka (with contributions by J. Auenmüller, C. Geiger, R. Lemos, A. Stadlmayr and M. Wohlschlager). Leiden: Sidestone Press (co- authored with J. Auenmüller).
(2021) Review of D. Edwards ed. 2020, The Archaeological Survey of Sudanese Nubia, 1963–69. The Pharaonic Sites. African Archaeological Review 38: 171– 173. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10437-020-09418-2
(2021) Sudanese and Nubian Archaeology: Scholarship Past and Present. In Current Perspectives in Sudanese and Nubian Archaeology – A Collection of Papers Presented at the 2018 Sudan Studies Research Conference, Cambridge, ed. R. Lemos and S. Tipper, 1–12. Oxford: Archaeopress. (co-authored with S. Tipper). https://bit.ly/2Vd6nq1(open access)
(2020) A New Fragment from the Amarna Royal Tomb. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 106 (1-2): 249–256. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0307513320963283
(2020) Material Culture and Colonization in Ancient Nubia: Evidence from the New Kingdom Cemeteries. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, ed. C. Smith. New York: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51726-1_3307-1


https://lmu-munich.academia.edu/RennanLemos (more complete list of publications)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU7XoFzcQ44&feature=emb_logo (recent talk on ‘Transformations of Objects in New Kingdom Nubia’ at the University of Oxford and Egypt Exploration Society)