I obtained my PhD degree in Egyptology at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) after completing my studies at the University of Florence and the University of Pisa. I am currently Research Affiliate at Monash University and former Lead Curator of the Circulating Artefacts project
at the British Museum (Department of Egypt and Sudan). The project aims to create a cross-platform alliance against the looting of pharaonic antiquities.
My PhD research
investigated the Graeco-Roman cartonnage manufacture (i.e. mummy masks, foot-cases, full body covers) at Ismant al-Kharab, ancient Kellis, in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt, and identified local traits and features in the decoration, as an expression of the regional tradition. The survey and the comparison of archaeological data with the antiquities market raised issues of cultural heritage preservation and protection by establishing that a number of tombs at Kellis were looted in recent times.
From 2008, I founded two research projects with the main purpose of retracing funerary artefacts
in museums and private collections and documentation in libraries and archives about the Nizzoli family
from the 19th century, who contributed to the creation of four Egyptian collections in Europe. I have a keen interest in Cultural Heritage, material culture, burial customs, local variations, and Digital Humanities. I am a member of the Dakhleh Oasis Project
, and in 2018 I was part of the organisation of the International Conference for the 40th anniversary of the DOP
PublicationsConference Proceeding Chapters:
. C. Rindi Nuzzolo – I. Guidotti, “Re-excavating Egyptological manuscripts: the explorer Angelo Castelbolognesi and his donations to the museums of Ferrara and Florence”. In: Egypt and Austria XI. In Search of the Orient. (Wien, Austria, 2016).
. C. Rindi Nuzzolo, “Graeco-Roman cartonnage from the Kellis 1 cemetery (Ismant el-Kharab – Dakhleh Oasis): the case of Tombs 10 and 25”. In: Burial and Mortuary Practices in Late Period and Graeco-Roman Egypt. Proceedings of the International Conference (Budapest, Hungary, 2014), pp. 305-312.
. C. Rindi Nuzzolo, “Tradition and Transformation: retracing Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figures from Akhmim in Museums and Private Collections”. In: Reproductive Traditions in Ancient Egypt (Aegyptiaca Leodiensia Series), Proceedings of the International conference (Liège, Belgium, 2014).
2017. C. Rindi Nuzzolo – I. Guidotti, “Eight years following the traces of Giuseppe and Amalia Nizzoli: preliminary results of the Nizzoli Project”. In: CECE 7: Central European Conference for Egyptologists (2015): Perspectives of Research, pp. 343- 354.
2016. C. Rindi Nuzzolo – I. Guidotti, “The Traveler as a direct witness: re- investigating Amalia Nizzoli’s Memorie sull’Egitto”. In: Egypt & Austria X: Visualizing the Orient. Central Europe and the Near East in the 19th and 20th Century. Proceeding of the International Conference, pp. 21-31.
2014. C. Rindi Nuzzolo, “Giuseppe and Amalia Nizzoli in Egypt. Details on the formation of the third collection of Egyptian antiquities as seen from a previously unknown document”. In: Egypt & Austria IX: The Perception of the Orient in Central Europe (1800 – 1918), Proceeding of the International Conference (Betliar, Slovakia, 2012).
2014. C. Rindi Nuzzolo, “Some remarks on the positioning of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figures in Third Intermediate and Late Period burials”, In: Cult and Belief in Ancient Egypt. Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress for Young Egyptologists (25-27 September 2012 – Sofia, Bulgaria), pp. 30-36.
2014. C. Rindi Nuzzolo, “A gift from the Oasis. The eternal process of life, death and rebirth through a Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figure”. In: The Magic of Amulets / Magija Amuletov (Exhibition catalogue), pp. 149-155.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
2015. C. Rindi Nuzzolo, “Two Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figures from Akhmim in the Egyptian Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest”, Bulletin du Musée Hongrois des Beaux-Arts, 123, pp. 13-42.
2014. C. Rindi Nuzzolo, “An unusual group of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figures. Some reflections on Typology and Provenance”, Journal of the Archaeological Research Center in Egypt (JARCE), vol. 49 (2013), pp. 193-204.
. C. Rindi Nuzzolo, “Between Milan and Florence: the second collection of Giuseppe Nizzoli”, Studi di Egittologia e di Papirologia, vol. 11, pp. 125-143.
2014. C. Rindi Nuzzolo, “Origins and Legacy of Giuseppe Nizzoli, Chancellor of the Austrian Consulate in Egypt”, Studi di Egittologia e di Papirologia, vol. 11, pp. 145- 159.
2013. C. Rindi Nuzzolo, “The Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figure of Tjesraperet, wet nurse of Pharaoh Taharka’s daughter. Typological and historical analysis”, Bulletin de la Société d’Égyptologie de Genève, vol. 29, pp. 131-143.
2013. C. Rindi Nuzzolo, “An autograph letter of Giuseppe Nizzoli and a Memory of Ippolito Rosellini: Gleanings of Egyptology in the National Central Library of Florence”, Studi di Egittologia e di Papirologia, vol. 10, pp. 151-162.
. C. Rindi, “A Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figure in the name of Nesmin, son of Ankhpakhered”, Egitto e Vicino Oriente, vol. 35, pp. 71-82.
. C. Rindi, “Prestito di e-reader: considerazioni tecniche”, in E. Boretti, A. Bigini, C. Rindi, “Il prestito degli e-book nell’esperienza della Lazzerini di Prato”, Biblioteche Oggi, vol. XXX, N. 3, pp. 17-25.