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Dr. Carlos Gracia Zamacona, “The MORTEXVAR project: Valuing variability in Earlier Egyptian mortuary texts” (EST Seminars) 20 March 2023 After a long break due to the global healthy emergency, the EST Seminars come back in presence in Pisa! The first appointment of a new cycle of lectures will be held on 23rd March: Dr. Carlos… Leggi tutto
Archeologia Egiziana and Social History courses 16 February 2023 We advise the students that "Archeologia Egiziana" and "Social History and Material Culture of Ancient Egypt" courses, held by Prof. Gianluca Miniaci, will start on Monday 27th February. Classes timetable: ARCHEOLOGIA EGIZIANAMonday, 8.30-11.45 Aula G5Tuesday,… Leggi tutto
Master’s degree Programme “Ancient Egypt and Western Asia: archaeology, history and languages” (AEWA) – Call for enrolment for the academic year 2023-2024  16 January 2023 We are pleased to announce for the Academic Year 2023/24 a public competition, open to non-EU citizens not resident in Italy, for admission to the Master’s Degree in "Ancient Egypt and Western Asia: archaeology, history… Leggi tutto
19-20/12/2022 – International workshop: “Forsaken Relics: Ritual Practices of Appropriation of Abandoned Things” 18 December 2022 Abstract The workshop aims at analyzing the ritual mechanisms of appropriation of ruined and/or abandoned assets/artifacts, both in the presence of legislation that regulates the process of acquiring ownerless property and in the absence 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.