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Archaeology: Archaeology of Egypt

This is a specialisation of the Master’s programme of Archaeology.

This master programme deals with the archaeology of the civilisations along the Nile in its broadest sense and provides a unique long-term overview of the development of societies in Egypt from an archaeological perspective. Specialised seminars provide a familiarisation with relations between material culture and society in different time periods: from Prehistory, through the Pharaonic era to the Greco-Roman periods. The thesis allows for specialisation into a specific topic selected by the student.

Throughout the programme, guest speakers from within and outside Leiden University will be invited.

Many members of staff allied to the programme have ongoing fieldwork in Egypt and the thesis might tie in with those research projects. For this and other research in Egypt by the participants of the MA programme the Dutch Institute in Cairo (NVIC) provides excellent facilities.

Staff members and projects attached to this MA programme: N. Shirai (Prehistory); H. Hays (Pharaonic); O.E.Kaper, M.J. Versluys (Hellenistic/Roman); K. Innemee (Coptic); R.T.J. Cappers (Environmental history).