John Darnell

Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
320 York St, New Haven, CT 06511-3627
Fields of interest : 

Egyptology, Egyptian language, Egyptian scripts, desert archaeology, desert road archaeology, epigraphy, Nubian archaeology and history, ancient northeast Africa, ancient military history, landscape archaeology, graffiti and rock inscriptions

John C. Darnell is Professor of Egyptology in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Curator in Anthropology at the Yale Peabody Museum, a member of the Council for Archaeological Studies, and director of the Yale Elkab Desert Survey. His interests include ancient Egyptian religion, cryptography, the cursive scripts of Egypt, and the archaeological and epigraphic remains of ancient activity in the Eastern and Western Deserts of Egypt. He is an expert on Ancient Egyptian rock inscriptions and lapidary hieratic, and teaches image-assisted courses on Egyptian religion and religious architecture, surveys of Egyptian history (focusing on the mechanics of unity and disunity within the Nile Valley), as well as a wide range of courses in ancient texts, from those dealing with the underworld and cosmography to love poetry and foreign relations.