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Stuart Tyson Smith (born 1960) is an Egyptologist best known for his reconstruction of the ancient Egyptian language for the films Stargate and The Mummy. He is currently a professor in the Anthropology department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his specialty is the interaction between ancient Egypt and Nubia.

Stuart T. Smith
Born1960 (age 58–59)
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Santa Barbara



Non FictionEdit

  • Askut in Nubia (1995)
  • Wretched Kush: Ethnic Identities and Boundaries in Egypt's Nubian Empire (2003)
  • Valley of the Kings (2003)


  • Studies in Culture Contact: Interaction, Culture Change, and Archaeology (1998)
  • Box Office Archaeology: Refining Hollywood's Portrayals of the Past (2007)

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