Arianna Sacco was born and raised in Naples, Southern Italy. She has a PhD in Egyptology from Leiden University (2021). She studied regionalization of material culture in ancient Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period, using network analysis. She is an expert in applying digital methods in archaeology.
She has a BA (2007) and an MA (2009) in Archaeology, with a specialized curriculum for ancient Egypt, from L’Orientale University in Naples. She has a second MA (2012) in Interdisciplinary Approaches to History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology from the University of Thessaly in Volos (Greece).
As of 1 September 2021, she will conduct two years’ worth of postdoctoral research into Egyptian pottery at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, thanks to a Rubicon grant recently awarded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).
Arianna is also a contributor to Ancient World Magazine.