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Egyptian Archaeology and Cultural History


Admission requirements

BA degree, preferably in Ancient History, Classics, or a comparative study.


In conjunction with the courses Research tools in Egyptology (5704ORTEG) and Reading Ancient Egyptian Inscriptions (5704ORTEG) the course comprises self study of an introductory book to Egyptian Archaeology, and an in-depth analysis of some specific case studies on archaeological theory/method and sites, accompanied with further literature.

Course objectives

Preparing students with a BA outside of Egyptology for successfully following the NVIC course in Cairo.


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Mode of instruction

Formal lectures

Assessment method

Written examination at end of course.


Not applicable

Reading list

Bard, K.A. Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt, Oxford, (2008) [except for ch. 4]; selection of articles and chapters from scientific Journals and monographs on the various topics.


Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Study in Leiden website for information on how to apply

Contact information

Dr. R. van Walsem