Department of Egyptology and Assyriology

Egyptology and Assyriology

A leading center for scholarship in Egyptology, Assyriology, and the History of the Ancient Exact Sciences.

The Department of Egyptology and Assyriology formed in 2006 from the merger of Brown’s world-renowned Departments of Egyptology and History of Mathematics. It continues to be a leading center for scholarship in Egyptology (the study of ancient Egypt’s languages, history, and culture), Assyriology (the study of the languages, histories, and cultures of the ancient lands of present-day Iraq, Syria, and Turkey), and the History of the Ancient Exact Sciences (astronomy, astrology, and mathematics).

Undergraduate students have wide-ranging choices in courses including introductory language, history and archaeology as well as topical classes on subjects such as Egyptian and Mesopotamian religion, literature, and science.
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Brown is one of the premier institutions for the study of Egyptology, Assyriology, and the history of ancient science, and our PhD students train in the foundational areas of our disciplines: the languages, literatures, history, and material culture of Egypt and Mesopotamia in their wider environment.
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