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Egyptian Archaeology and Cultural History


Admission requirements

BA degree, preferably in Ancient History, Classics, Archaeology 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 by additional literature.

Course objectives

Preparing students with a BA outside of Egyptology for successfully following the NVIC course in Cairo or completing the MA in Archaeology of Egypt.


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Mode of instruction

Formal lectures

Assessment method

Written examination at the end of the course.


Blackboard is being used ### Reading list

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


Registration via uSis

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

Contact information

Dr. R. van Walsem