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Tammy Krygier

Tammy Krygier

Visiting Professor of Archaeology and Art History

Tel: 301-696-3138
Office: Tatem Arts Center, Room 106A
Office hours: Monday and Wednesday 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.; and by appointment


  • Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University
  • M.A., The Johns Hopkins University
  • B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo

Courses taught

  • The Art of Egypt and Mesopotamia (Art and Archaeology Department)
  • Archaeological Methods (Art and Archaeology Department)
  • The Valley of the Kings (Interdisciplinary Studies)
  • The Archaeology of Death (Art and Archaeology Department)
  • Archaeology of the Sudan (Art and Archaeology Department)
  • Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphs I (Art and Archaeology Department)
  • Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphs II (Art and Archaeology Department)
  • Ancient Egyptian Literature (Art and Archaeology Department)
  • Pyramids to Tutankhamun (Art and Archaeology Department)
  • Pharaohs of the Sun: Akhenaten to Tutankhamun (Honors Program)
  • Egypt Out of Egypt: Egyptian Art in European and American Museums (Art and Archaeology Department)
  • Women in the Ancient World (History Department)
  • The Ancient World (History Department)
  • Mythology (Global Languages and Cultures Department)
  • Death in the Ancient World (Honors Program Senior Seminar)
  • Death and Burial in the Ancient World (MA program)
  • Archaeology (Art and Archaeology Department)
  • Senior Seminar: Topics in Art and Archaeology
  • First Year Seminar


Many of my courses are focused upon the art, archaeology, culture, language, and literature of Ancient Egypt. I also teach a number of courses on archaeology and archaeological methods, museum studies, anthropological and archaeological approaches to the study of death, ancient history, and ancient women. I have a background in ancient history and archaeology and my doctoral dissertation in Egyptian Art and Archaeology focused upon a stylistic and quantitative analysis of Late Eighteenth Dynasty Egyptian faience and glass from the palace site of Malqata. My current research interests include images of women and children from Ancient Egypt and the roles of the royal women during the Amarna Period. I believe that travel abroad is an important component of any undergraduate experience. In 2011 I led an archaeological tour of Egypt, exploring the monuments and museums from Aswan to Alexandria, and in 2012 I led a museum tour of London, Paris, and Berlin.

The study of Art and Archaeology opens up the mind to new cultures and new ways of seeing and interpreting data. Students who learn to think creatively will be better prepared to succeed on any career path.