Prof. Richard Parkinson

He was awarded with the title “Doctor Honoris Causa of the New Bulgaria University” on 25th April 2006. The title was awarded for his contribution to Egyptology.  Prof. Richard Parkinson is among the names of world renown in the field of Egyptology. He is working at “Ancient Egypt and Sudan” Department of British Museum as keeper of the Egyptian collection. He graduated at Oxford, where he obtained his doctoral degree on the topic “The tale of the eloquent peasant: text and commentary thereon”, and later on worked as an associate at the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University. His teaching activity is related to courses in old, middle and late Egyptian and Coptic, hieratic, lectures on Egyptian art, history and culture at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oxford. He is working on projects, related to the Ramesseum Papyrus, Rosetta Stone and different Egyptian museum collections. At the official ceremony of awarding the honorary title Prof. Parkinson read an academic lecture “How and why do we read ancient Egyptian poetry”.