The naos of Amasis

A monument for the reawakening of Osiris

Marco Zecchi | 2019

The naos AM 107 of the Museum of Antiquities in Leiden was made by order of king Amasis in the 6th century BC, a period that saw an intense production of monolithic shrines. Despite its…



‘The most prominent Dutchman in Egypt’

Jan Herman Insinger and the Egyptian collection in Leiden

Maarten J. Raven | 2018

Jan Herman Insinger was a well-known character in the history of Egyptology, mainly because his name has been linked forever with a famous demotic wisdom papyrus now in Leiden. Although he is mentioned by many…



Exorcism, illness and demons in an ancient Near Eastern context

The Egyptian magical Papyrus Leiden I 343 + 345

Susanne Beck | 2018

Papyrus Leiden I 343 + 345 is one of the most extraordinary manuscripts providing a deeper insight into magic and medicine in Ancient Egypt. The main part of the papyrus deals with the ancient Near…



The Coffins of the Priests of Amun

Egyptian coffins from the 21st Dynasty in the collection of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden

Edited by Lara Weiss | 2017

Ancient Egyptian coffins provided a shell to protect the deceased both magically and physically. They guaranteed an important requirement for eternal life: an intact body. Not everybody could afford richly decorated wooden coffins. As commodities,…



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…



Fragmenting the Chieftain

A practice-based study of Early Iron Age Hallstatt C elite burials in the Low Countries

Sasja van der Vaart-Verschoof | 2017

There is a cluster of Early Iron Age (800–500 BC) elite burials in the Low Countries in which bronze vessels, weaponry, horse-gear and wagons were interred as grave goods. Mostly imports from Central Europe, these…



Fragmenting the Chieftain – Catalogue

Late Bronze and Early Iron Age elite burials in the Low Countries

Sasja van der Vaart-Verschoof | 2017

There is a cluster of Early Iron Age (800–500 BC) elite burials in the Low Countries in which bronze vessels, weaponry, horse-gear and wagons were interred as grave goods. Mostly imports from Central Europe, these…



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The naos of Amasis

A monument for the reawakening of Osiris

Marco Zecchi | 2019

The naos AM 107 of the Museum of Antiquities in Leiden was made by order of king Amasis in the 6th century BC, a period that saw an intense production of monolithic shrines. Despite its…



‘The most prominent Dutchman in Egypt’

Jan Herman Insinger and the Egyptian collection in Leiden

Maarten J. Raven | 2018

Jan Herman Insinger was a well-known character in the history of Egyptology, mainly because his name has been linked forever with a famous demotic wisdom papyrus now in Leiden. Although he is mentioned by many…



Exorcism, illness and demons in an ancient Near Eastern context

The Egyptian magical Papyrus Leiden I 343 + 345

Susanne Beck | 2018

Papyrus Leiden I 343 + 345 is one of the most extraordinary manuscripts providing a deeper insight into magic and medicine in Ancient Egypt. The main part of the papyrus deals with the ancient Near…



The Coffins of the Priests of Amun

Egyptian coffins from the 21st Dynasty in the collection of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden

Edited by Lara Weiss | 2017

Ancient Egyptian coffins provided a shell to protect the deceased both magically and physically. They guaranteed an important requirement for eternal life: an intact body. Not everybody could afford richly decorated wooden coffins. As commodities,…



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…



Fragmenting the Chieftain

A practice-based study of Early Iron Age Hallstatt C elite burials in the Low Countries

Sasja van der Vaart-Verschoof | 2017

There is a cluster of Early Iron Age (800–500 BC) elite burials in the Low Countries in which bronze vessels, weaponry, horse-gear and wagons were interred as grave goods. Mostly imports from Central Europe, these…



Fragmenting the Chieftain – Catalogue

Late Bronze and Early Iron Age elite burials in the Low Countries

Sasja van der Vaart-Verschoof | 2017

There is a cluster of Early Iron Age (800–500 BC) elite burials in the Low Countries in which bronze vessels, weaponry, horse-gear and wagons were interred as grave goods. Mostly imports from Central Europe, these…






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