Myriam Seco Álvarez

NATIONALITY

Spanish

ACADEMIC EDUCATION

 Myriam Seco Álvarez studied History at the University of Seville where she did obtained the Licenciatura (equivalent to U.S. Masters degree) in Ancient History in 1990, with the thesis “The Family in Ancient Egypt”. In 1995 she obtained her doctorate in Ancient History, also at the University of Seville, with the dissertation: “Representations of Children in Theban Tombs during the 18th Dynasty in Ancient Egypt”. She conducted her research at the Egyptian Institute of the University of Tübingen, Germany (1992-1994).

She has been a member of the Academy of Fine Arts “Santa Isabel de Hungría” in Seville since February 2006.

 

PROFESIONAL EXPERIENCE

Guest-professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Granada, since 2009.

Professor at the master of Egyptology from the University of Murcia, since 2016.

Director of the excavation, study, conservation, restoration and site management project of the Mortuary Temple of Thutmosis III in the West Bank of Luxor. This is a joint project between the SCA (Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt) and the Academy of Fine Arts, Santa Isabel de Hungría, of Seville.

Myriam Seco Álvarez has worked at several archaeological sites in Egypt since 1996, and in Lebanon since 2002. She has worked from 2006 until 2011 as director at the underwater excavation of a shipwreck in Tyre, Lebanon. This was a joint project between the DGA (Direction Général des Antiquités) and the Academy of Fine Arts, Santa Isabel de Hungría, of Seville. She has worked with the German Archaeological Institute at the Necropolis of Dahshur, the “Centre d’Études Alexandrines” in Alexandria at the site of Qait Bay, and with the Institute of Nautical Archaeology in Alexandria. She has been working at the Funerary temple of Amenophis III in Luxor since 2000.

She also worked as a coordinator for the exhibition “120 Years of Spanish Archaeology in Egypt”, held during April 2009 at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. The exhibition was organized by the Spanish Ministry of Culture, The Cervantes Institute in Cairo, and the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt.
She participated in the Imax film entitled “The Mystery of the Blue Nile” filmed in Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt in 2003. www.orbitamax.com

 

PUBLICATIONS

(Books)

  • M. Seco Álvarez y Javier Martínez Babón, Tutankhamón en España: Howard Carter, el duque de Alba y las conferencias de Madrid. Sevilla 2017. ISBN 978-84-15673-64-4.
  • M. Seco Álvarez, La colección egipcia de la Universidad Hispalense. Sevilla 2000. ISBN 84-89777-98-5.
  • M. Seco Álvarez, Representaciones de niños en la tumbas tebanas durante la XVIII dinastía, KOLAIOS 6. Sevilla 1997. ISBN 84-922394-7-6.

(Articles)

  • M. Seco Álvarez, J. Martínez Babón y Mª Antonia Moreno Cifuentes, “Preliminary study about the stoppers found in the Temple of Millions of Years of Thutmosis III”, Memnonia 27 (2017), pp. 101-115.
  • M. Seco Álvarez y J. Martínez Babón, “Stela of the Priest Ra found in the Temple of Millions of Years of Thutmosis III”, Memnonia 26 (2016), pp. 129-135.
  • B. Bader and M. Seco Álvarez, “Results of five years of pottery analysis in the Temple of Millions of Years of Thutmosis III in Western Thebes (2011-2015)”, Egypt and Levant 26 (2016), pp. 157-262.
  • M. Seco Álvarez y J. Martínez Babón, “ Middle Kingdom tombs beneath the Temple of Millions of Years”, Egyptian Archaeology 47 (2015), pp. 27-30.
  • M. Seco Álvarez y J. Martínez Babón, “A Ramesside Building in the Temple of Millions of Years of Thutmose III in Luxor”, Studien Zur Altägyptischen Kultur 44 (2015), pp. 383-391, pls. 47-52.
  • M. Seco Álvarez y J. Martínez Babón, “Jewelry found in the 12th Dynasty Tomb at Luxor”, KMT 26, nº2 (Summer 2015), pp. 35-41.
  • M. Seco Álvarez, “The Henket-ankh Temple of Thutmosis III in Luxor West Bank: Five years of intervention”, From the Delta to the Cataract, Studies dedicated to Mohamed el-Bialy, Leiden-Boston 2015, pp. 240-253.
  • M. Seco Álvarez y A. Gamarra Campuzano, “Thutmosis III Temple of Millions of Years and the Mud Brick Marks: Conservation and first conclusions”, Lingua Aegyptia 16, en Non-Textual Marking Systems in Ancient Egypt (and Elsewhere), Hamburg 2015, pp. 59-67.
  • M. Seco Álvarez and J. Martínez Babón, “La damnatio contra Amón en la capilla de caliza del temple de Millones de Años de Tutmosis III en Luxor”, Homenaje al professor Josep Padró Parcerisa, Barcelona 2015, pp. 525-536.
  • M. Seco Álvarez, “Latest news about the work of investigation in the Temple of Millions of Years of the pharaoh Thutmose III in Qurna”, The Temples of Millions of Years in Thebes (Eds. Myriam Seco Álvarez y Asunción Jódar Miñarro), Granada 2015, pp. 101-133.
  • M. Seco Álvarez, "The Temple of Millions of Years of Tuthmosis III", Middle Kingdom tombs beneath the Temple of Millions of Years”, Egyptian Archaeology 44 (2014), pp. 21-25.
  • M. Seco Álvarez and J. Martínez Babón, “Foundation Deposit in the Temple of Millions of Years of Thutmose III in Luxor”, Memnonia 25 (2014), pp. 157-167.
  • M. Seco Álvarez and others, "Second and Third Campaigns of the EgyptianSpanish project at the Mortuary Temple of Thutmosis III in Luxor West Bank (2009 and 2010)", Annales du Service d’Antiquité Égyptienne 86 (2012-2013), pp. 329-395.
  • M. Seco Álvarez and A. Radwan, "EgyptianSpanish Project at The Funerary Temple of Thutmosis III in Luxor West Bank: The results of two seasons", Memnonia, Cahier Supplementaire nº 2 (2012), pp. 59-71.
  • M. Seco Álvarez, “Últimos descubrimientos en el proyecto de excavación, restauración y puesta en valor del templo funerario de Tutmosis III en la orilla oeste de Luxor”, en Novos trabalhos de Egiptologia Ibériaca. IV Congreso Ibérico de Egiptología, vol. II, Lisboa 2012, pp. 1065-1075.
  • M. Seco Álvarez, “El papel del niño en las pinturas de las tumbas tebanas de la XVIII dinastía”, Complutum (2010), vol. 21 (2), pp. 155-162.
  • M. Seco Álvarez and others, "First Season of the EgyptianSpanish project at the Funerary Temple of Thutmosis III in Luxor", Annales du Service d’Antiquité Égyptienne 84 (2010), pp. 1-35.
  • M. Seco Álvarez, “Marine archaeological intervention on a looted shipwreck a few kilometres offshore Tyre-Lebanon 2006-2010”, BAAL Hors-Série VIII (2011), pp. 79-94.
  • M. Seco Alvarez and Ibrahim Noureddine , “Shipwreck investigations in the waters of Tyre”, BAAL 14 (2010), 103-129.
  • “Eduardo Toda y la Tumba de Sennedjem” en 120 Años de Arqueología Española en Egipto, Madrid 2009, pp. 30-33. ISBN: 978-84-96411-79-1
  • “Templo funerario de Tutmosis III: excavación, restauración y puesta en valor”, en 120 Años de Arqueología Española en Egipto, Madrid 2009, pp. 146-151. ISBN: 978-84-96411-79-1
  • Hypostyle Hall”, Annales du Service d’Antiquité Égyptienne 80 (2006), pp. 401-487.
  • M. Seco Álvarez, “Representation de groupes familiaux à l’ancien empire” Egyptian Museum Collections around the World, vol. I, Cairo 2002, pp. 26-30.
  • M. Seco Álvarez, “Grupos familiares en las esculturas del Imperio Antiguo,” Egitto e Vicino Oriente XX-XXI (1997-1998), pp. 125-134.