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Assyriology (MA)

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Dr. J.G. Dercksen

Jan Gerrit Dercksen is a University Lecturer at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies. His fields of interest span the history of Mesopotamia and Anatolia, especially during the early centuries of the second millennium BC, the Old Assyrian and Old Babylonian periods.  The focus of his research is on the Old Assyrian period. View his full profile here.

Dr. J.H.E. Krul

Julia Krul is University Lecturer in ancient Sumerian at Leiden University. As a researcher she specialises in the religion, cultic and magic rituals, scholarship, literature, and cultural history of ancient Mesopotamia. She has published several articles on diverse aspects of religious and intellectual life in the cities of Uruk and Babylon in the Hellenistic period (ca. 300-100 BC). View her full profile here.

Dr. W.J.I. Waal

Willemijn Waal is university lecturer in Hittite at the Leiden Institute for Area Studies and director of the Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO). Her fields of interest span Hittitology, the late Bronze Age Anatolia, Ancient writing systems and early alphabetic writing. View her full profile here

Prof.dr. C. Waerzeggers

Caroline Waerzeggers is Professor of Assyriology at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies. She is an Assyriologist who focuses on the history of Mesopotamia in the first millennium BC. This was the time of Sargon, Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus, and Alexander the Great. She is particularly interested in the establishment of the Persian Empire in Babylonia and the reactions that this process triggered among different social groups. View her full profile here.

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