Markus Hilgert

Portrait Markus Hilgert
© Ali Ghandtschi

born in 1969, is a German professor of ancient Near Eastern studies and specialist in cultural heritage research. In 2007 he became Professor of Assyriology in Heidelberg, where he was awarded the university’s annual prize in 2011. Since 2014, he has served as the director of the Ancient Near East Museum within the Pergamon Museum. In 2017, he was elected Secretary General of the Kulturstiftung der Länder (Cultural Foundation of the German Federal States).