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Arabic Studies, Leuven

Research Group

Lifecycle:1 Jul 1977 →  Today
Organisation profile:

Research covers the fields of philology, history and archaeology of different cultures of the Ancient Near East. Texts in the following languages and scripts are studied: Akkadian, Aramaic, Coptic, Demotic, Egyptian (hieroglyph and hieratic), Hebrew, Semitic epigraphy (Phoenician and others), Sumerian, Ugaritic. Special projects: Project Shenhur (Egypt); Semantics of Biblical Hebrew (ESF); The land of Sumer and Akkad (IUAP IV/25); The languages and cultures of Upper-Mesopotamia (Beydar Project, Syria).

Keywords:Philology, Archaeology, Ancient Near East, Ancient History
Disciplines:History, Archaeology, Theory and methodology of archaeology, Other history and archaeology