Sobek temple at Kom Ombo
Sobek temple at Kom Ombo

Dr Xavier Droux

Dr Xavier Droux

Dr Xavier Droux completed his Ph.D at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. His research focuses on predynastic Egypt and the role and significance that animals held for the Egyptians at the time.

Xavier has excavated many sites in Egypt and Sudan. Since 2003 he has worked at the site of Hierakonpolis, discovering the earliest above-ground funerary architecture in Egypt and a well-preserved royal burial at the predynastic elite cemetery HK6. In 2011 and 2012, he also spent a number of seasons digging out a vast cattle burial known as Tomb 49. Xavier was also part of the team working on the redevelopment of the Egyptian galleries of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, and spent three study seasons at the National Museum, Khartoum, for the reconstruction and conservation of a New Kingdom private stone statuary.


Upcoming tours

Egypt: Pharaohs and Pyramids

Egypt: Pharaohs and Pyramids

November 9 2019

16 days. From $6,820

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Egypt: Pharaohs and Pyramids

Egypt: Pharaohs and Pyramids

October 31 2020

16 days. From $6,995

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Egypt: Pharaohs and Pyramids

Egypt: Pharaohs and Pyramids

October 10 2020

46 days. From $6,995

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Egypt Cruise: In the Wake of the Pharaohs

Egypt Cruise: In the Wake of the Pharaohs

May 5 2020

17 days. From $6,100

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