Sergio Alarcón Robledo
PhD Candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University
Sergio Alarcón Robledo is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. He previously studied Architecture at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, a MPhil in Egyptology at the University of Cambridge, and a MA in Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His main area of interest is ancient Egyptian architecture, with a particular focus on Early Bronze Age funerary structures in Egypt. He has taken part of several archaeological missions in Egypt, and has dealt with material ranging from the Early Dynastic to the Ptolemaic period. As a member of the Polish-Egyptian Archaeological and Conservation Mission of the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari (Uniwersytet Warszawski), he researched the architectural features of the Upper Courtyard of the structure. In 2016, he joined the Middle Kingdom Theban Project (University of Alcalá de Henares), for which he co-directed the archaeological works undertaken at the Middle Kingdom tomb of Henenu (TT313). As a member of the German-Italian team working at Zawyet Sultan (Universität zu Köln-Università di Pisa), Sergio is conducting research on the Early Old Kingdom minor step pyramid, and has surveyed several structures and landscape areas at the site. His work at Harvard explores architectural practice and landscape development in the Early Dynastic necropolis of North Saqqara.