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Lecture | Book launch

First Copy “Beyond the Nile. Egypt and the Classical World” to be presented to Carel Stolker

Wednesday 5 September 2018
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
Rapenburg 28
2311EW Leiden
Taffeh tempel-zaal

On Wednesday 5 September 2018, Dr. Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, will present the first copy of the new publication "Beyond the Nile, Egypt and the Classical World" to Prof. dr. Carel Stolker, Rector Magnificus of Leiden University.

J. Paul Getty Museum

The book "Beyond the Nile" was published on the occasion of a large (eponymous) exhibition in the J. Paul Getty Museum: both the book and the exhibition rely on a heavy input from Leiden - in the form of papers, new research , advice and masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden.



Doors open 15:30
Welcome - Maarten Asscher, Raad van Toezicht RMO 16:00 - 16:10
Welcome on behalf of Leiden University - Ivo de Nooijer, Luris 16:10 - 16:15
Lecture on Egypt, Greece and Rome - Miguel John Versluys, Professor of Classical & Mediterranean Archaeology 16:15 - 16:35
Introduction 'Beyond the Nile', Timothy Potts, Getty Museum 16:35 - 16:50
Presentation first copy to the Rector Magnificus, Carel Stolker 16:50 - 17:00
Closing remarks by Maarten Asscher 17:00
Drinks 17:00 - 18:30

For more information about the programme, please contact Dr. J.M. Kelder.


Seats for this event are limited, so if you would like to attend please register via de RMO website.

This event is organised by Luris, the knowledge exchange office of Leiden University and LUMC, in cooperation with the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden.

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