PALMA

Papers on Archaeology of the Leiden Museum of Antiquities (PALMA) is a series of monographs by the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (Netherlands).

The museum was founded in 1818 and houses important collections of Egyptian, Near Eastern, Classical, and Dutch archaeology. The Leiden Museum has always been active in the field of research, including excavations, and is also known for its special exhibitions, some of which travel around the world. PALMA is designed to reflect all these activities.

PALMA

Papers on Archaeology of the Leiden Museum of Antiquities (PALMA) is a series of monographs by the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (Netherlands).

The museum was founded in 1818 and houses important collections of Egyptian, Near Eastern, Classical, and Dutch archaeology. The Leiden Museum has always been active in the field of research, including excavations, and is also known for its special exhibitions, some of which travel around the world. PALMA is designed to reflect all these activities.

PALMA latest volumes

‘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...


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 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....


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...


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...








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