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Prof Miroslav Bárta receives the Česká hlava National Government Award

Learned Society member, Prof. Mgr. Miroslav Bárta, Dr. (Charles University Faculty of Arts) received the Česká hlava (Czech Head) National Government Award on 25 November 2019. A renowned Czech Egyptologist and archaeologist, Professor Bárta researches the history of ancient civilisations, the human relationship to the natural environment, and also for many years the evolution of complex societies. He leads the Czech Institute of Egyptology for archaeological and environmental research in Egypt and Sudan. His principal research interest is the period of the pyramid builders of the Old Kingdom.

The Česká hlava is the highest scientific honour in the country representing a series of interconnected projects whose objective is to popularise science, research and education amongst the general public, and also to assist in creating suitable conditions for effective links between research and manufacturing, and setting up the conditions which permit and promote this synergy. Laureates have received the Česká hlava award for science, research and innovation within a number of categories since 2002. Since 2006, the winner of the main prize has received their award from the Prime Minister on the basis of a government resolution as the “Czech Nobel Prize for science, research and innovation” under the title the Česká hlava National Government Award.