Who Is She


Personal information

Professor of Archaeology and Egyptology
Fayza Haikal

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Ancient Egyptian

Contact information / Work

The American University in Cairo


PhD Egyptology, Oxford University, 1965.
BA Archeology, Cairo University, 1960.



Work history

Professor of Egyptology, The American University in Cairo.
Professor of Egyptology (formerly), Cairo University.
Visiting Professor, Paris IV University
Visiting Professor, University of Rome.
Visiting Professor, Charles University in Prague.
Honorary office and memberships: 
Member, International Publishing Committee, Alexandria Library.
Member, Advisory Committee in History, Geography and Archeology, Alexandria Library.
Member, National Scientific Committee of the French Institute of Oriental Archeology in Cairo.
Board member, CULTNAT.
Vice Director, The Internatioal Association for Egyptian Archeologists.
Productions and works: 
She participated in and directed many projects including: The Rehabilitation of Northern Sinai, Tomb no. 23 in Thebes, Saving the Monument of Nubia, and the Archeological Description of the Great Statue of Ramsis II.
Her publications include: “Water of life” in The Realm of the Pharaohs, Festschrift Tohfa Handoussa SCA publications, Cahier #37
“The Mother’s Heart, the Hidden Name, and True Identity. Paternal/Maternal Descent and Gender Dichotomy”. Festschrift Gaballa Ali Gaballa, published in Germany 2010
“La Performativite du nom Divin dans la Priere en Egypte de l’Antiquite Jusqu’a nos Jours” in Archives I, Actes du Congres de Milan, September 2008.
She has figured internationally as visiting lecturer and conference participant.
She has been consulted by different television shows and channels.


She was honoured in a number of conferences such as the Egyptian Italian Conference in Torino, 2001 and in Paris.
Her life has inspired a 45-minute television programme on local Egyptian Channel 3, as well as a book authored by Blaise Pascal.
Included in the Who's Who series several times.