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David Rull (Barcelona, 1972). Egyptologist. Doctorate in Egyptology in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Also is Graduate in Phylosophy in UAB and Master in Oriental Studies-Egyptology in the Institut d’Estudis del Pròxim Orient Antic of UAB (IEPOA-UAB).
After finishing his studies in Egyptology he focused his activity in Ancient Kingdom language, religion and mentality and started his research for the doctorate related to the Pyramid Texts, that is, the texts inscribed in the interior walls of the pyramids of the kings –and some queens– during the V and VI dinasties. The result of this research has been a doctoral thesis entitled "Los verbos ascensionales en los Textos de las Pirámides. Una aproximación léxica y cultural" (Barcelona, 2012).
He has had many stays in some of the main research centers in Cairo: Insitut Français d’Archéology Oriental (IFAO), The American university in Cairo (AUC), and has taken part in many International and Spanish Congresses showing the results of his researchs. He has also published some articles in specialised press: (“Solar Ascension and Osirian Raising in the Pyramid Texts concentrating the Study of the Determinatives”, Leuven 2004; “El vuelo mágico del rey en los Textos de las Pirámides”, Tenerife 2011; “El llibre de la Vaca Celeste: el mite de la destrucció de la humanitat a l'antic Egipte, Amsterdam 2014).
For ten years he works as teacher of egyptian language, literature and religion in the postgraduate program in Institut d’Estudis del Pròxim Orient Antic of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (IEPOA-UAB).
Courrently he is teacher of the Departament of Journalism and Communications Studies and in the Master's Degree in Travel Journalism. Also is teacher of the Official Master's Degree in The Mediterranean in Antiquity organized by Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Universidad de Alcalà (UOC-UAB-UA), and course Tutor in the Humanities Degree of Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).
He has published some popular articles about ancient and contemporary Egypt (Geo, Lonely Planet Magazine) and is co-author in virtual courses: “El antiguo Egipto. Introducción a la civilización faraónica”, “Entre la arena del Sáhara y las aguas del Nilo. Egipto a vuelo de pájaro” and “Viajes “y Viajeros” (UOC). He is coauthor of the travel books Viajes y Viajeros. La aventura de viajar... desde los orígenes hasta nuestros días (Niberta, 2008) and "Viajar, sentir y pensar" (Niberta, 2014).
For over Twenty years he also is advisor and organiser of travels and expeditions for agencies and private companies to Egypt, North and East Africa, Near East and Sahara.

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