News and Events

“Reading Egyptian texts” laboratory 1 October 2022 We advise the students that the "Reading Egyptian texts" laboratory, held by Dr. Angelo Colonna, will start on Monday 10 October,  8:30 am, at Aula PAO A2 (Palazzo Carità, via Pasquale Paoli, 15). The course… Leggi tutto
“Museological aspects of Egyptology” Course 26 September 2022 We advise the students that the "Museological aspects of Egyptology" course, held by Dr Christian Greco (Director Museo Egizio, Turin), will start on Friday 30th September, 2:15 pm, at Aula PAO B2 (Palazzo Carità, via Pasquale… Leggi tutto
17-19/10/2022 – International Conference: “Clay Figurines in Context: miniatures as crucibles of Nile Valley societies in the Second Millennium BC (Egypt and Nubia)” 24 September 2022 We are pleased to announce the programme of the international conference “Clay Figurines in Context: miniatures as crucibles of Nile Valley societies in the Second Millennium BC (Egypt and Nubia)”, organised within the frame of… Leggi tutto
“Ancient Egyptian Language and Texts” Course 23 September 2022 We advise the students that the "Ancient Egyptian Language and Texts" course, held by Prof. Silvia Zago (University of Liverpool, visiting professor in Pisa), will start on Tuesday 27 September. The course is part of… Leggi tutto

Egyptology in Pisa

The University of Pisa is home to the oldest academic course in Egyptology in the world, created in 1826 for Ippolito Rosellini. Today among the Italian universities it is the one with the largest research group and the most educational offer in the Egyptology field.
In Pisa the study and teaching of history, languages ​​and scriptures, thought and all cultural, artistic and material manifestations of ancient Egypt are conducted through the methodological integration of philology, archeology and any other discipline useful for understanding that civilization and its society, from its origins to the Roman age.
The Pisan Egyptologists, who work within the Department of Civilization and Forms of Knowledge, are engaged in field research and in museums.

Egitto e Vicino Oriente

Egitto e Vicino Oriente is an annual journal of the University of Pisa, founded by Edda Bresciani in 1978. It publishes articles devoted to research in all areas of ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern cultures.