Introduction to Ancient Egypt

Do you live in Egypt and always wondered about all the pharaonic heritage surrounding you? This spring NVIC organizes a beginner’s level, introductory course in Egyptology. In 6 richly illustrated lessons, the history of ancient Egypt will be brought to life, both chronologically as well as thematically. The development of ancient Egyptian art and architecture will be traced, but attention will also be paid to topics like the origin of writing, daily life, and funerary rituals. Moreover, some of the most recent discoveries in the field will be discussed. Apart from classroom instruction, an excursion to the Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square as well as an excursion to Saqqara will allow to bring theory into practice.

Practical Information

This course is held from 7 until 26 May 2018. It consists of six 2-hour lectures and two excursions. See further the practical information sheet below.

A number of 5 to 15 participants is accepted. If 5-10 people register, the course fee will be EUR 250 and if 11-15 people register, the course fee will be EUR 200.

The deadline for registration is 15 April 2018. To register, fill out the registration form and send it to


Last Modified: 05-11-2017