Arianna Sacco was born and raised in Naples, in Southern Italy. She is an Egyptologist with a BA (2007) and an MA (2009) in Archaeology, with a specialized curriculum for 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).
She’s currently working on her PhD at Leiden University in the Netherlands, where she deals with the material culture of the Second Intermediate Period. She also works as a freelance teacher of Italian and modern Greek, giving private lessons to students and making informative YouTube videos about Italian language and culture. In addition, she works as a translator (English-Italian and Dutch-Italian).
A fragmentary statue from Tell el-Dab’a features traits that the ancient Egyptians associated with people from the Levant, raising questions of self-representation and context, especially with regards to ethnic identity.