Zoltán Horváth

Horváth ZoltánZoltán Horváth
Curator

Email: zoltan.horvath(at)szepmuveszeti(dot)hu

Zoltán Horváth received his MA in Egyptology in 2001 at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Between 2002 and 2007, he gave courses on ancient Egyptian papyrology, palaeography and Middle Kingdom settlement archaeology at the Department of Egyptology, and he also participated in the university's fieldwork projects (Hungarian Archaeological Mission at Thebes and Eastern Desert Project). In 2004, Zoltán Horváth entered the Department of Egyptian Antiquities as a Genthon Research Fellow, and he is now a Curator there.

Research interests
• Cultural topography and the archaeology of religion
• Urbanisation, social life and settlement archaeology of the Memphis-Fayum region in the Middle Kingdom
• Hieratic documents from El-Lahun

Current departmental/museum projects/works
• Study of various Old and Middle Kingdom artefacts
• Study and publication of the fertility figurines
• Director of the museum's El-Lahun Survey Project

Previous departmental/museum projects/works
• Participation in the organization of temporary exhibitions Repelling demons – protecting newborns: a 4000-year old magic wand in the Egyptian Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest (Museum of Fine Arts Budapest, 2005); Ferenczi and the Budapest School of psychoanalysis in the 20th Century (Central Gallery Budapest, 2006); Egyptian Renaissance (Museum of Fine Arts Budapest, 2008)
• Participation in the museum's Docent Program – Ancient Egyptian Religion and Mythology (2008)

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Papers
• Magyar ásatás Egyiptomban, Magyar Múzeumok, 2012.01.11 (http://www.magyarmuzeumok.hu/muhely/432_magyar_asatas_egyiptomban)
• Le temple de Sésostris II de El-Lahoun revisité, Pharaon Magazine 2011/7, 45-50.
• Mumifikálás az ókori Egyiptomban. Testek az örökkévalóságnak (Mummification in Ancient Egypt. Bodies for Eternity), in Petrik M. (szerk.), Múmiák testközelben, Budapest 2011, 6-11.
• Téglából emelt örökkévalóság. Magyar régészeti kutatások El-Lahunban (Brick-moulded eternity. Hungarian archaeological fieldwork at el-Lahun), Szalon 2010/1, 19-22.
• Magyar régészek expedíciója Szeszósztrisz téglapiramisánál (Hungarian archaeological expedition to the mud-brick pyramid of Senwosret II), Múzeum Café 8 (2009) 29-30.
• El-Lahun Survey Project: The Archaeological Mission of the Museum of Fine Arts, Bulletin du Musée Hongrois des Beaux-Arts 110-111 (2009) 186-190.
• Temple(s) and town at el-Lahun: A study of ancient toponyms in the el-Lahun papyri, in: D. P. Silverman – W. K. Simpson – J. Wegner (eds.), Archaism and Innovation: Studies in the Culture of Middle Kingdom Egypt, New Haven-Philadelphia 2009, 171-203.
• A nők és a nemiség fogalmai az egyiptológiában (Women and the concept of sex in Egyptology), Ókor 7/1–2 (2008) 94–101.
• Remarks on the temple of Heqet and a sarcastic letter from el-Lahun, in S. Grallert and W. Grajetzki (eds), Life and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt during the Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period. Golden House Publishing Egyptology 7, London 2007, 81–90.
• What was the "august chamber" of el-Lahun? A lexicographical approach to the cult complex of Sesostris II, Acta Antiqua Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 46 (2006) 99–118.
• A unique servant statue in the Egyptian Collection, BMHBA 102–103 (2005) 9–44.
• Megjegyzések a Kau-tál holtakhoz címzett levelének egy szöveghelyéhez (Remarks on a doubtful reading in the Kaw-bowl's letter to the dead), in Birtalan Á.- Masanori, Y. (ed.), Orientalista Nap 2003. Budapest 2003, 34–43.
• Sahure and his cult-complex in the light of tradition, in J. Popielska-Grzybowska (ed.), Proceedings of the Second Central European Conference of Young Egyptologists, Warsaw Egyptological Studies 4, Warsaw 2003, 63–70.
• U. Luft, A. Almásy, M. A. Farkas, I. Furka, Z. Horváth, and G. Lassányi, Preliminary Report on the Fieldwork at Bir Minih, Arabian Desert, MDAIK 58 (2002) 373–90.

Catalogue items
• In: Egyptian Artefacts of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (ed. by K. A. Kóthay and É. Liptay), Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2010, nos. 5, 12, 20, 21, 29, 43, 44, 59, 65.
• In: the catalogue Pharaonic Renaissance. Archaism and the Sense of History (ed. by F. Tiradritti), Ljubljana 2008, Cat. no 74.
• In: Egyptian Renaissance. Archaism and the Sense of History in Ancient Egypt (ed. by F. Tiradritti and É. Liptay). Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2008, nos 22, 68 and 151.

Exhibition report
• Egyptian Renaissance. Archaism and the Sense of History in Ancient Egypt, BMHBA 108-109 (2008) 146-149.