Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
Johns Hopkins University
336 Garland Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
This research project focuses on the manner in which ancient Egyptians chose to document their ties to spouses, family members, friends and lovers. The artifacts examined include: artistic reliefs, sculpture, graffiti, ostraca and even love poetry. The Amarna Period (1353-1336 BCE) is of particular interest, given the rapid change in the way relationships were documented, especially the increased transparency of the royal family’s private life. My research took me throughout Europe so that I could examine certain artifacts in person and speak with renowned Egyptologists about my thesis.