Location: several venues across the city of Leiden
Leiden has been home to Egyptology since 1818, when the first large collection of Egyptian antiquities entered the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden. The world’s first Professor in Archaeology, museum director Caspar Reuvens thus ensured Leiden grew to be a national and international centre for the study of Ancient Egypt. From 1910 onwards Egyptology has been taught at Leiden University, and the field has continued to flourish until today.
This bid for the 13th ICE is made jointly by the Leiden University Department of Egyptology, the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (RMO), the Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) and the Papyrologisch Instituut, Leiden.
More information can be found here: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/events/2023/08/international-congress-of-egyptologists