Faculty Experts - Kelly-Anne Diamond, Ph.D.

Kelly-Anne Diamond, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Department of History
Villanova University
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Area of Expertise:

  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Egyptian Funerary Rites and Rituals
  • Near East


The alluring and mysterious world of ancient Egypt with its emblematic hieroglyphs, mummies and pyramid tombs is Dr. Diamond's specialty. An authority on the ancient Egyptian belief in the afterlife, Diamond can discuss funerary rites and rituals, tomb art and archaeology.


  • Ph.D., Brown University

Selected Publications

  • "An Investigation into the Sacred District as Depicted in New Kingdom Private Tombs," ARCE Bulletin 195, Summer 2009: 23-27.
  • "A Re-evaluation of the Ancient Egyptian Term HAi," JSSEA 35, 2008: 163-180.
  • "dmD(y) t: The 'Bone Collector,." GM 218, 2008: 17-32.
  • "Death and Burial Practices," "Children," "Climate and Geography," "Family," "Literature," and "Religion" (Egypt) in Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World, 4 vols, ed. Peter Bogucki. Facts on File, 2007.

Selected Research

  • Depictions of the Sacred District in Private New Kingdom Tombs," presentation, 2010 American Research Center in Egypt Annual Meeting.
  • "An Investigation into the Sacred District," American Research Center in Cairo, Egypt.
  • "Sex in the Ancient World: Egyptian Erotica," History Channel, March 2009.

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