Mary Ann Marazzi


Doctoral researcher

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology


Contact details


Title of thesis: A Reconstruction of the Ritual of the Ished Tree Scene in Ancient Egypt

Supervisor: Martin Bommas


  • University of Memphis, USA, M.A. 1998, Egyptology/Art History
  • University of Arizona, USA, B.S. 1991, Classics/Anthropology


2008–current: Own and operate editorial company specialising in textbook editing
1998–current: Amenmesse Project, staff member--excavation of KV10 & KV63 in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt
1996: Mound City, Arkansas, USA, graduate student supervisor--excavation of Native American mound
1988: La Piana, Italy, undergraduate student--excavation of La Piana, an Etruscan town dating to the second century BC.

Doctoral research

PhD title A Reconstruction of the Ritual of the Ished Tree Scene in Ancient Egypt
Supervisor Dr Martin Bommas


This thesis looks at the texts and iconography of ancient Egyptian temples containing Ished Tree Scenes to reconstruct the steps of the ritual for the pharaoh’s coronation. It also looks at the scenes and the specific temples to see which information is relayed in the images and the texts to see if there is a difference in information based on medium or type of temple.

Other activities

  • University of Arizona, Latin tutor 1989–1991
  • University of Memphis, Graduate-level Archaeological Photography 1998–2000
  • Pima Community College, Undergraduate-level Art History and Art Appreciation 2002–2010
  • Kaplan University, Undergraduate-level Humanities 2009–2011

Other activities:

  • American Research Center in Egypt, member
  • Sky Island Alliance, certified wildlife tracker
  • The Editorial Freelancers’ Association, member


  • Kings, Egypt-- second author--Forthcoming
  • EA 43 "KV 63: The Glass Inlay Decoration on Iny's Coffin"--Photo credits
  • KMT 22 (2) "2011 Season at KV63"-- Photo credits

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