Betsy Bryan

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Betsy Morrell Bryan (born 1949) is an American Egyptologist who is leading a team that is excavating the Precinct of Mut complex in Karnak, at Luxor in Upper Egypt.

She is Alexander Badawy Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology,[1] and Near Eastern Studies Professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Her work has included research and writing about Thutmose IV and Amenhotep III, and on an Egyptian drinking festival.[2]


  • The quest for immortality: treasures of ancient Egypt / Erik Hornung and Betsy M. Bryan, editors ; contributions by Betsy M. Bryan ... [et al.]. Washington, D.C. : National Gallery of Art ; Copenhagen : United Exhibits Group, c2002. xiv, 239 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 30 cm. ISBN 3-7913-2735-6 (alk. paper), ISBN 0-89468-303-9 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • The reign of Thutmose IV / Betsy M. Bryan. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1991. 389 p., 19 p. of plates : ill. ; 26 cm. ISBN 0-8018-4202-6 (alk. paper)
  • Egypt’s dazzling sun: Amenhotep III and his world / by Arielle P. Kozloff and Betsy M. Bryan with Lawrence M. Berman ; and an essay by Elisabeth Delange ; [translation of the essay ... by Arielle P. Kozloff]. Cleveland : Cleveland Museum of Art in collaboration with Indiana University Press ; Bloomington, IN : Distributed by Indiana University Press, 1992. xxiv, 476 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm. ISBN 0-940717-16-6 (hbk.), ISBN 0-940717-17-4 (pbk.)
  • You can be a woman Egyptologist / Betsy Morrell Bryan and Judith Love Cohen ; illustrations, David A. Katz. Marina Del Rey, Calif. : Cascade Pass, 1999. 38 p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 22 cm. ISBN 1-880599-45-7 (hbk.), ISBN 1-880599-10-4 (pbk.)


  1. ^ [1] Alexander Badawy Chair in Egyptian Art and Archaeology
  2. ^ MSNBC: Sex and booze figured in Egyptian rites "Betsy Bryan, who has been leading an excavation effort at the Temple of Mut since 2001, laid out her team's findings on the drinking festival here on Saturday during the annual New Horizons in Science briefing, presented by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing."