Keneth Griffin

Keneth Griffin

NATIONALITY
Irish

ACADEMIC EDUCATION
Ken Griffin graduated with a BA in Ancient History and Egyptology from Swansea University, UK (2003), and obtained an MA in Ancient Egyptian Culture, also at Swansea, in 2005. He then wrote a PhD thesis (2014) at the same institution, which was later published as ‘All the Rḫyt-people Adore’: The Role of the Rekhyt-people in Egyptian Religion (Golden House Publications, 2018). His research focus is on the Ritual of the Hours of the Night, the Book of the Dead in the Late Period, the rekhyt-people, and Egyptian material culture.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Ken Griffin is currently the Collections Access Manager at the Egypt Centre (Swansea University), a small museum containing approximately 5,500 Egyptian artefacts. Prior to that he was a lecturer in Egyptology (2015–2018) at Swansea University. Since 2010 he has excavated in both Egypt (Abydos, Luxor) and Sudan (Sai Island).

PUBLICATIONS
(Books)

  • K. Griffin (2018) ‘All the Rḫyt-people Adore’: The Role of the Rekhyt-people in Egyptian Religion. GHP Egyptology. London: Golden House Publications.

(Articles)

  • K. Griffin (2018) A doorjamb of a chief steward of the Divine Adoratrice in Swansea. In A. I. Blöbaum, M. Eaton-Krauss & A. Wüthrich (Eds.), Pérégrinations avec Erhart Graefe. Festschrift zu seinem 75. Geburtstag (pp. 203–208). Ägypten und Altes Testament 87. Münster: Zaphon.
  • K. Griffin (2018). A preliminary report on the Hours of the Night in the Tomb of Karakhamun (TT 223). In E. Pischikova, J. Budka & K. Griffin (Eds.), Thebes in the First Millennium BC: Art and Archaeology of the Kushite Period and Beyond (pp. 59–70). GHP Egyptology 27. London: Golden House Publications.
  • K. Griffin (2017). The ushabtis of the Divine Adoratrice Qedmerut. In B. Lurson (Ed.), De la mère du roi à l’épouse du dieu. Première synthèse des résultats des fouilles du temple de Touy et de la tombe de Karomama. Actes du colloque international ‘De la mère du roi à l’épouse du dieu’, Université Catholique de Louvain, 14 mai 2016. Connaissance de l’Egypte Ancienne 18. (pp. 145–155). Brussels: Safran.
  • K. Griffin (2017). Toward a better understanding of the ritual of the Hours of the Night (Stundenritual). In E. Pischikova (Ed.), Tombs of the South Asasif necropolis: New discoveries and research 2012–14 (pp. 97–134). The American University in Cairo Press: Cairo.
  • K. Griffin (2015). Links between the rekhyt and doorways in ancient Egypt. In P. I. Kousoulis & N. Lazaridis (Eds.), Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Egyptologists, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, 22–29 May 2008 (pp. 1115–1129). Orientalia lovaniensia analecta 241. Leuven: Peeters.
  • A. Booth, K. Szpakowska, E. Pischikova, K. Griffin (2015). Structure of an ancient Egyptian tomb inferred from ground-penetrating radar imaging of deflected overburden horizons. Archaeological Prospection, 22 (1), 33–44.
  • K. Griffin (2014). The Book of the Dead from the second pillared hall of the tomb of Karakhamun: A preliminary survey. In E. Pischikova (Ed.), Tombs of the South Asasif necropolis: Thebes, Karakhamun (TT 223), and Karabasken (TT 391) in the Twenty-fifth Dynasty (pp. 173–199). Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press.
  • K. Griffin (2014). The Book of the Dead from the western wall of the second pillared hall in the tomb of Karakhamun (TT 223). In E. Pischikova, J. Budka & K. Griffin (Eds.), Thebes in the First Millennium BC (pp. 251–268). Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • K. Griffin (2012). Lapwing tiles. In R. Bailleul-LeSuer (Ed.), Between heaven and earth. Birds in ancient Egypt (pp. 140–142). Oriental Institute Museum Publications 35. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
  • K. Griffin (2012). The Book of the Dead in the tomb of Karakhamun. Egyptian Archaeology, 40, 10–11.
  • K. Griffin (2007). An ꜣḫ ı͗ḳr n rꜥ stela from the collection of the Egypt Centre, Swansea’. In T. Schneider & K. Szpakowska (Eds.), Egyptian stories: A British Egyptological tribute to Alan B. Lloyd (pp. 137–148). Alter Orient und Altes Testament 347. Münster: Ugarit-Verlag.
  • K. Griffin (2007). A reinterpretation of the use and function of the rekhyt rebus in New Kingdom temples. In M. Cannata (Ed.), Current research in Egyptology 2006 (pp. 66–84). Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  • K. Griffin (2006). Images of the rekhyt from ancient Egypt. Ancient Egypt, 7 (2), 45–50.

(Edited Volumes)

  • E. Pischikova, J. Budka, & K. Griffin (Eds.). (2018). Thebes in the First Millennium BC: Art and Archaeology of the Kushite Period and Beyond. London: Golden House Publications.
  • E. Pischikova, J. Budka, & K. Griffin (Eds.). (2014). Thebes in the First Millennium BC. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • K. Griffin (2008). Current research in Egyptology 2007. Oxbow Books: Oxford.
  • K. Griffin (2018) A doorjamb of a chief steward of the Divine Adoratrice in Swansea. In A. I. Blöbaum, M. Eaton-Krauss & A. Wüthrich (Eds.), Pérégrinations avec Erhart Graefe. Festschrift zu seinem 75. Geburtstag (pp. 203–208). Ägypten und Altes Testament 87. Münster: Zaphon.
  • K. Griffin (2018). A preliminary report on the Hours of the Night in the Tomb of Karakhamun (TT 223). In E. Pischikova, J. Budka & K. Griffin (Eds.), Thebes in the First Millennium BC: Art and Archaeology of the Kushite Period and Beyond (pp. 59–70). GHP Egyptology 27. London: Golden House Publications.
  • K. Griffin (2017). The ushabtis of the Divine Adoratrice Qedmerut. In B. Lurson (Ed.), De la mère du roi à l’épouse du dieu. Première synthèse des résultats des fouilles du temple de Touy et de la tombe de Karomama. Actes du colloque international ‘De la mère du roi à l’épouse du dieu’, Université Catholique de Louvain, 14 mai 2016. Connaissance de l’Egypte Ancienne 18. (pp. 145–155). Brussels: Safran.
  • K. Griffin (2017). Toward a better understanding of the ritual of the Hours of the Night (Stundenritual). In E. Pischikova (Ed.), Tombs of the South Asasif necropolis: New discoveries and research 2012–14 (pp. 97–134). The American University in Cairo Press: Cairo.
  • K. Griffin (2015). Links between the rekhyt and doorways in ancient Egypt. In P. I. Kousoulis & N. Lazaridis (Eds.), Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Egyptologists, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, 22–29 May 2008 (pp. 1115–1129). Orientalia lovaniensia analecta 241. Leuven: Peeters.
  • A. Booth, K. Szpakowska, E. Pischikova, K. Griffin (2015). Structure of an ancient Egyptian tomb inferred from ground-penetrating radar imaging of deflected overburden horizons. Archaeological Prospection, 22 (1), 33–44.
  • K. Griffin (2014). The Book of the Dead from the second pillared hall of the tomb of Karakhamun: A preliminary survey. In E. Pischikova (Ed.), Tombs of the South Asasif necropolis: Thebes, Karakhamun (TT 223), and Karabasken (TT 391) in the Twenty-fifth Dynasty (pp. 173–199). Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press.
  • K. Griffin (2014). The Book of the Dead from the western wall of the second pillared hall in the tomb of Karakhamun (TT 223). In E. Pischikova, J. Budka & K. Griffin (Eds.), Thebes in the First Millennium BC (pp. 251–268). Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • K. Griffin (2012). Lapwing tiles. In R. Bailleul-LeSuer (Ed.), Between heaven and earth. Birds in ancient Egypt (pp. 140–142). Oriental Institute Museum Publications 35. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
  • K. Griffin (2012). The Book of the Dead in the tomb of Karakhamun. Egyptian Archaeology, 40, 10–11.
  • K. Griffin (2007). An ꜣḫ ı͗ḳr n rꜥ stela from the collection of the Egypt Centre, Swansea’. In T. Schneider & K. Szpakowska (Eds.), Egyptian stories: A British Egyptological tribute to Alan B. Lloyd (pp. 137–148). Alter Orient und Altes Testament 347. Münster: Ugarit-Verlag.
  • K. Griffin (2007). A reinterpretation of the use and function of the rekhyt rebus in New Kingdom temples. In M. Cannata (Ed.), Current research in Egyptology 2006 (pp. 66–84). Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  • K. Griffin (2006). Images of the rekhyt from ancient Egypt. Ancient Egypt, 7 (2), 45–50.