Ben van den Bercken MA

Ben van den Bercken is an archaeologist and junior curator of Ancient Egyptian antiquities at the Allard Pierson, University of Amsterdam. Formerly, he was assistant-curator Engraved Gems at the National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden. His work on the collection of engraved gems include contributions to the collection’s history, Egyptian scarabs and cylinders seals. As an archaeologist he is working at excavations in Alexandria, Egypt.


Books by Ben van den Bercken

Goden van Egypte. Van A tot Seth

Maarten J. Raven en Ben van den Bercken | 2018

In het boekje ‘Goden van Egypte – van A tot Seth’ vind je in een oogwenk informatie over tientallen Egyptische goden of godinnen. Het behandelt de goden in de tentoonstelling ‘Goden van Egypte’, maar biedt…



Engraved Gems

From antiquity to the present

Edited by Ben van den Bercken & Vivian Baan | 2017

Many are no larger than a fingertip. They are engraved with symbols, magic spells and images of gods, animals and emperors. These stones were used for various purposes. The earliest ones served as seals for…



Egyptian Delta archaeology

Short studies in honour of Willem van Haarlem

Edited by Ben van den Bercken | Forthcoming

If you want to understand ancient Egypt, the Nile Delta is of key importance. Excavations and surveys in the Delta keep unearthing new information about how the ancient Egyptians lived, how they envisaged the afterlife…









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