Mattia Mancinis a research fellow within “TEMA – la Toscana Egittologica tra Musei e Archivi” project directed by Marilina Betrò. After graduating in 2013 in Archaeology from the University of Pisa (thesis title: “Tefnut l’eliopolitana: studio filologico della dea dall’Antico al Medio Regno con un’appendice amarniana”), he obtained a PhD in History with a research project in Egyptology with title “The Egyptian collection at Palazzo Schifanoia in Ferrara”.
He worked in the field of preventive and emercency archaeology in several sites in Central Italy. He also participated in various excavation campaigns in Egypt: 2010/2011, the MAIL mission in the funerary complex of Harwa and Akhimenru (Luxor, Egypt); 2011 and 2018, the Italian Archaeological Mission in Dra Abu el-Naga (Luxor, Egypt; University of Pisa); 2017, the Italian-German mission in Zawyet Sultan (UniPI-Universität zu Köln); 2019, the Egyptian-German mission in Heliopolis (Universität Leipzig-MoA, 2019).
Moreover, he deals with web cultural divulgation, especially via his Egyptology blog “Djed Medu”(https://djedmedu.wordpress.com), and collaborating with National Geographic Italia. Thanks to the experience gained in the field, he manages the website and the socialnetworks of Egyptology in Pisa.