The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten  -  Institut nĂ©erlandais du Proche-Orient

Stefan Baumann is an Egyptologist working in the fields of philology and archaeology. His research is broad and interdisciplinary, covering Graeco-Roman temple architecture and inscriptions, coffins, New Kingdom tombs, the interconnections between text and visual culture and ancient Egyptian intellectual history. Since 2018 he holds the position of Assistant Professor at the department of Egyptology at Trier University.

Baumann studied Egyptology, Prehistory and Classics at the University of Tübingen, where he obtained his PhD in Egyptology (2018). He is the author of Schatzkammern: Ihre Dekoration und Raumkonzeption in ägyptischen Tempeln der griechisch-römischen Zeit and the editor of Der ägyptische Tempel als ritueller Raum and Fakten und Fiktionen: Archäologie vs. Pseudowissenschaft.
A full list of his publication may be found at

Trained as an archaeologist, philologist, and epigrapher, Baumann has worked at several sites across Europe and Egypt. His current research projects focus on “Semantics of color in ancient Egypt” (Habilitation) and “Early Egyptian Travel Accounts from Late Antiquity to Napoleon” ( During his stay at NINO, Baumann will be working on jointly publishing the New Kingdom tomb of Paser in Sakkara, which was excavated by the Cairo University.