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
Perspectives on Lived Religion
Practices - Transmission - Landscape
Edited by Nico Staring, Huw Twiston Davies and Lara Weiss | 2019
Religion in the ancient world, and ancient Egyptian religion in particular, is often perceived as static, hierarchically organised, and centred on priests, tombs, and temples. Engagement with archaeological and textual evidence dispels these beguiling if…
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…