Julia Nikolaus

Dr Julia Nikolaus



I am actively involved in the ‘Libyan Antiquities at Risk’ project

I am an archaeologist specialising in North Africa, with a particular focus on funerary archaeology and remote sensing. My research interests include the expression of social complexities through funerary iconography and architecture, and the diversity, changes and continuities in mortuary practices over time. In my current role I am part of the EAMENA Cultural Protection Fund (CPF) part of the project, were we are developing and delivering training about remote sensing and the EAMENA methodology to heritage professionals from Libya and Tunisia. Part of my role is to project manage the development and delivery of exhibition panels for all of our CPF countries. I undertook fieldwork on the Desert Migration Project in Fezzan, and on the Ghadames Archaeological Project, Libya. Currently I am a member of a Middle Draa Project, an archaeological survey that focuses on the Wadi Draa in Morocco.


North Africa, Libya, Funerary, Morocco, Remote Sensing, Exhibition design


Contact Information:

Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East & North Africa, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, 6 University Road, University of Leicester, LE1 7RB

Telephone: +44 (0)116 229 7370

Email: jjsn13@le.ac.uk