Specialist Subjects: ancient Egyptian history with an emphasis on the Third Intermediate and Late Periods; ancient Egyptian foreign relations with north Africa and the Levant; Afro-Asiatic comparative linguistics (primarily Egyptian with the Libyco-Berber and Semitic families); archaeological illustration and epigraphy
Dr. Troy L. Sagrillo earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Illustration and Graphic Design at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri; he regularly uses his design skills as an epigrapher and archæological illustrator on archæological missions in Egypt. He completed a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Syro-Palestinian Archæology in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson. His Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Egyptology was begun in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto, and was completed in the Faculteit Letteren [Egyptologie] of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
Prior to his appointment as a Lecturer in Egyptology at Swansea University, Dr. Sagrillo was a Visiting Lecturer in Egyptology in Departments of History and Archæology of Peking University [Beijing dàxué], Beijing; and a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado at Boulder.
Dr. Sagrillo is a member of the International Association of Egyptologists, München, Germany; the Egyptian Exploration Society, London, UK; the American Research Center in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt; and the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Sagrillo is primarily interested in the political and social history of Egypt in the first millennium BCE, especially that of the Libyan period (Dynasties 22–24) and the following Napatan and Saite periods (Dynasties 25 and 26). The acculturation of non-Egyptians into Egyptian society, as well as Egyptian foreign affairs in Libya, the Levant, and Nubia, are also among his research interests. He is currently finalizing for publication a monograph on the reign of Shoshenq I, the Libyan founder of Dynasty 22, and participating in the renewed epigraphic mission (2010) to the Roman-period temple of Shanhur.
Dr. Sagrillo has worked on a number of archæological missions in Egypt as an epigrapher and archæological illustrator, including at Dayr al-Barsha (2005, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium); Shanhur (2001 [two field seasons], Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; 2010, Swansea University and KU Leuven); Tall al-Muqdam [Leontopolis] (1998 and 1995, American Research Center in Egypt–University of California at Berkeley); and Tall al-Rub‘ [Mendes] (1995, University of Toronto).
BFA (1989, KCAI); MA (1992, Arizona), Syro-Palestinian Archæology; PhD (2007, KULeuven), Egyptology
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CLE110 Egyptian history
CLE112/225 Egyptian language 1
CLE221 Egyptian language 3
CLE228/330 Culture and cultural influence in ancient Egypt
CLE236 The Hyksos in Egypt and beyond
CLE320 Late Egyptian
CLE336 Ramesses III: Empire, invasion, and conspiracy
CL-M30 Understanding ancient Egyptian culture
CL-M42 Introduction to Late Egyptian
CL-M64 Egyptian hieratic texts
CL-M68 Egypt, Africa, and the East in the first millennium BCE
CL-M73 Middle Egyptian Language 1