Tony Leahy is an Egyptologist with a particular interest in all aspects of the history and culture of Egypt in the first millennium BC, especially the Libyan, Kushite and Saite periods. Recent publications include: ‘“Necho” in Late Period personal names’, in D. Aston et al. (eds.), Under the Potters’ Tree (Leuven, 2011), 547-573 and ‘Text and image in funerary identity at Abydos in the early seventh century BC’, Imago Aegypti 3 (2010), 56-71, pls. 19-22.
Egyptological research at Birmingham, as well as teaching, includes all periods of Egyptian history from the Predynastic Period to the end of the Greco-Roman Period and all phases of Egyptian language. Claus’ current research explores questions of identity and writing culture in Egyptian society. Together they cover all aspects of the ancient Egyptian civilisation from the 4th millennium BC down to the Arab conquest in 641 AD.