Charlotte Hunkeler is a PhD student in Egyptology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. The working title of her dissertation project is “Manufacture, Iconography, and Epigraphy of Inner Coffins as a Mirror of Continuity and Change of Funerary Practice During the Transitional Phase of the 22nd to the 25th Dynasty in Thebes (First Millennium)”. Since March 2016, she has been working for the “University of Basel Kings’ Valley Project” as research associate, where she studies the KV40 cartonnage fragments dating to the 22nd Dynasty. For the other Project of the University of Basel, titled “The Life Histories of Theban Tombs Project”, she conducts research on the coffin fragments found in TT95.
Charlotte completed her Master studies in Egyptology and Classical Archaeology at the University of Basel in April 2016. In 2014 she spent one semester at the University of Sheffield, where she studied Aegean Archaeology with a focus on intercultural exchange between the Aegean, Egypt, and the Near East during the Late Bronzeage.
She has worked for several archaeological missions in Switzerland (Roman Bath), in Greece (Roman Bath), in Italy (Ironage necropolis) and Sudan (necropolis in Kerma). Since 2013 she has been taking part in excavations in Luxor, Egypt.
Since 2013 she has also been guiding tours and leading workshops for children and adults at the ‘Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig’ in Basel, Switzerland.