The director - Dr. Angelo Sesana

Angelo Sesana The director of the Italian archaeological mission in Egypt on the area of the Temple of Millions or years named after Amenhotep is Dr. Angelo Sesana who is also the founder and the President of the CEFB.

Graduated in Ancient languages and the Classic from the Università Cattolica – Milano having specialized in archaeology and philology; Angelo Sesana has an extensive knowledge of both antique and modern languages. Besides Latin and Greek he has also studied the Semitic-Camitic languages such as Hebrew, Akkadian and ancient Classic Egyptian. He obtained the Classic Arabic diploma from the Tunis University. In 1991 he joined, as an official member, the French Archaeological Expeditions directed by Prof. Christian Leblanc. Since then he has worked in the Queen Valley, in the White Queen Chapel and in the Ramesseum; he is a member of ASR – Association pour la Sauvegarde du Ramesseum and a member of the Editorial Commission of the Memnonia magazine. He is also teaching Archaeology of the Ancient Middle East at Accademia di Belle Arti “A. Galli” in Como.

Angelo Sesana Before starting the archaeological project on the Temple of Amenhotep II, he took part in many archaeological missions in Egypt, namely in the Western Thebes area: Valley of the Queens, Tomb of Tity (QV 52), Valley of the rope (Anonymous Tomb), Ramesseum and the White Queen Chapel.

Up to 1998 he was a lecturer of Hebrew and comparative Semitic languages at the Università Cattolica – Milano. Presently he teaches Classical languages at the Collegio Gallio in Como. Since 1989 he has also taught Classic Egyptian (Hieroglyphic), literature, religion, history and the art of the Ancient Egypt and since 1991 he has added regular courses of Classic Arabic and on Islamic culture. In the last ten years and in collaboration with CEFB, Dr. Sesana held more then fifty different monographic courses on the Ancient Egyptian and the Middle East culture.

Angelo Sesana - Bibliography

  • SESANA A. 1995, Introduzione alla lettura della Tomba Egizia, in Bollettino del Centro Comasco di Egittologia 'F. Ballerini' – Anno I Numero 1 – C.F.B. (Como, 1995).
  • SESANA A. 1995, Nefertari Merytenmwt. La più bella, amata da Mwt, in Bollettino del Centro Comasco di Egittologia 'F. Ballerini' – Anno I Numero 1 – C.F.B. (Como, 1995).
  • SESANA A. 1996, Riflessioni su due componimenti sapienziali: l’inno al sole di Akhenaton ed il salmo 104 della Bibbia, in Bollettino del Centro Comasco di Egittologia 'F. Ballerini' – Anno II Numero Speciale – C.F.B. (Como, 1996).
  • SESANA A. 1996, La magia nell’antico Egitto, in Bollettino del Centro Comasco di Egittologia 'F. Ballerini' – Anno II Numero Speciale – C.F.B. (Como, 1996).
  • SESANA A. 1997, Une curieuse inscription grecque au Ramesseum, in Memnonia VIII (Le Caire, 1997), 119-126, Pl. XXXIII – XXXIV.
  • SESANA A., NELSON M. 1998, Exercises d’Élèves-Artisans découverts au sud-ouest du Temple de 'Millions d’années' d’AMÉNOPHIS II, in Memnonia IX (Le Caire, 1998), 190 - 199.
  • SESANA A. 2001-2002, Preliminary Report of the Third Archaeological Expedition on the area of the Temple of Amenophis II at Western Thebes, in Memnonia XII - XIII (Le Caire, 2001 - 2002), 227-243, Pl. XIX – XXI.
  • SESANA A. 2002, 4th Preliminary report of the Italian archaeological expedition on the area of the temple of AMENOPHIS II – Western Thebes, 2001/2002, C.F.B. – Centro Comasco di Egittologia 'Francesco Ballerini' (Como, 2002).
  • SESANA A. 2003, 5th Preliminary report of the Italian archaeological expedition on the area of the temple of AMENOPHIS II – Western Thebes, 2002/2003, C.F.B. – Centro Comasco di Egittologia 'Francesco Ballerini' (Como, 2003).
  • SESANA A. 2004, 6th Preliminary report of the Italian archaeological expedition on the area of the temple of AMENOPHIS II – Western Thebes, 2003/2004, C.F.B. – Centro Comasco di Egittologia 'Francesco Ballerini' (Como, 2004).
  • SESANA A. 2005, Preliminary Report of the Seventh Italian Archaeological Mission – Temple of Amenophis II at Western Thebes, Memnonia XVI (Le Caire, 2005), 219-226, Pl. XXVII – XXXV.
  • SESANA A. 2007, 7th-8th-9th Preliminary report of the Italian archaeological expedition on the area of the temple of AMENOPHIS II – Western Thebes, 2005/2007, C.F.B. – Centro Comasco di Egittologia 'Francesco Ballerini' (Como, 2007).
  • SESANA A. 2007, Il centro comasco di Egittologia 'Francesco Ballerini' e gli scavi nel Tempio di Amenhotep II a Luxor-Tebe ovest, in Serekh, IV, Torino 2007, pp. 103-107.

Preliminary reports of the Italian Archaeological Mission: publications page on this website.