Dr. Troy L. Sagrillo is a Senior Lecturer in Egyptology in the Department of Histroy and Classics.
He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Illustration and Graphic Design at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, and 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 at Swansea University, Dr. Sagrillo was a Visiting Lecturer in Egyptology in Departments of History and Archæology of Peking University [Běijīng dàxué], Běijīng, China; and a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.
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 at Shanhūr, Egypt.
Principal archæological fieldwork
Dr. Sagrillo has worked on a number of archæological missions in Egypt as an epigrapher and archæological illustrator, including at Dayr al-Barshā (2005, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium); Shanhūr (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).
- Harco O. Willems (principle author), with the cooperation of Annelies Op de Beeck, Troy Leiland Sagrillo, René van Walsem, and Stefanie Vereecken. Dayr al-Barshā. Volume 1: The rock tombs of Djehutinakht (no. 17K74/1), Khnumnakht (no. 17K74/2), and Iha (no. 17K74/3); with an essay on the history and nature of nomarchal rule in the early Middle Kingdom. Orientalia lovaniensia analecta 155. Leuven: Uitgeverij Peeters and Departement Oriëntalistiek, 2007. [epigraphic drawings]
Book chapters and journal articles
- “Libya and Libyans.” In The encyclopedia of ancient history, edited by Roger Shaler Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige B. Champion, Andrew Erskine, and Sabine R. Huebner. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
- “Šîšaq’s army: 2 Chronicles 12:2–3 from an Egyptological perspective.” In The ancient Near East in the 12th–10th Centuries BCE: Culture and history, edited by Gershon Galil and Danʾel Kahn. Alter Orient und Altes Testament: Veröffentlichungen zur Kultur und Geschichte des Alten Orients und des Alten Testaments. Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2012. 425–450.
- articles in Dictionary of African Biography, edited by Emmanuel K. Akyeampong and Henry Louis Gates. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. [Stichwörter: Amenhotep III (1:205–207); Horapollon (3:73–75); Shoshenq I (5:369–370)]
- “The heart scarab of king Shoshenq III (Brookyn Museum 61.10).” Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 97 (2011):240–246.
- “The geographic origins of the ‘Bubastite’ dynasty and possible locations for the royal residence and burial place of Shoshenq I.” In The Libyan period in Egypt: Historical and cultural studies into the 21st–24th Dynasties, edited by Gerardus Petrus Franciscus Broekman, Robert Johannes Demarée, and Olaf Ernst Kaper. Egyptologische Uitgaven 23. Leiden and Leuven: Nederlands Historisch-Archaeologisch Instituut in het Nabije Oosten and Uitgeverij Peeters, 2009. 341–359.
- “The mummy of Shoshenq I re-discovered?” Göttinger Miszellen 205 (2005):95–102.
- “The Djed-Ptaḥ-iw-ef-ʿankh shabti figurine from the National Museum of Belgrade.” In A Delta-man in Yebu, edited by Aayko K. Eyma and Christopher J. Bennett. Occasional Volume of the Egyptologists’ Electronic Forum 1. [Parkland]: Universal Publishers, 2003. 76–80. [with Branislav Anđelković]
- “Bees and honey.” In The Oxford encyclopedia of ancient Egypt, edited by Donald Bruce Redford. Volume 1 of 3 vols. Oxford, New York, and Cairo: Oxford University Press and The American University in Cairo Press, 2001. 172–174.
- Sesostris – Scheschonq – Sesonkhosis: Ein internationaler Held und sein Nachwirken. Culture and History of the Ancient Near East. Leiden: Brill. [edited volume, with Friedhelm Hoffmann and Silvia Schoske].
- “Shoshenq I and biblical Šîšaq: A philological defense of their traditional equation.” In Solomon and Shishak: Current perspectives from archaeology, epigraphy, history and chronology; Proceedings of the third BICANE colloquium in Cambridge held from March 25–27, 2011, edited by Peter J. James and Peter G. van der Veen. British Archaeological Reports (International Series). Oxford: Archaeopress.
- Martina Minas-Nerpel, Harco O. Willems, Marleen De Meyer, Peter Dils, René Preys, and Troy Leiland Sagrillo. The temple of Shanhûr. Volume 2: The hypostyle hall, the lateral chapel, and the exterior of the Augustan temple. Orientalia lovaniensia analecta. Leuven: Uitgeverij Peeters.
- The reign of Shoshenq I: Textual and historical analyses.
- “An unrecognized monument of Shoshenq ‘quartus’ from San al-Hagar [Tanis].”
Recent conference papers and invited lectures
- 15 September 2012: “The Shoshenqs of Egypt and their Nachleben”; Sesostris – Scheschonq – Sesonkhosis: Ein internationaler Held und sein Nachwirken, Institut für Ägyptologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the Staatlichen Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, München, Germany.
- 2 May 2010: “Šîšaq and his army: An Egyptological perspective”; The ancient Near East in the 12th–10th centuries BCE: Culture and history, University of Haifa, Israel.
- 25 October 2007: “Searching for a dynastic home: The geographic origins of the ‘Bubastite’ dynasty, and the location of the royal residence and burial place of Shoshenq I”; The Libyan period in Egypt: Historical and chronological problems of the Third Intermediate Period, Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands.
- 17 April 2007: “God’s words: The writing systems of ancient Egypt”; Wuhan University [Wǔhàn dàxué], Wǔhàn, People’s Republic of China.
- 24 March 2007: “An overview of the work of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Mission at Dayr al-Barsha, Egypt”; Northeast University [Dōngběi Dàxué], Qínhuángdǎo, People’s Republic of China.
- 29 September 2005: “The prequel to a pylon: The First Pylon of Karnak and the building campaign of Shoshenq I”; Seventh Egyptological Tempeltagung: Structuring religion, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.