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Leiden Egyptologist unravels ancient mystery

It is one of the greatest archaeological mysteries of all times: the disappearance of a Persian army of 50,000 men in the Egyptian desert around 524 BC. Leiden Professor Olaf Kaper unearthed a cover-up affair and solved the riddle.

A new start for Religious studies: LUCSoR

‘Religion is everywhere’ – thus begins the mission statement of the new Leiden University Centre for the Study of Religion (LUCSoR). After a period of intensive preparation and in collaboration with the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), LUCSoR opens today. This new centre at Leiden University will focus on the study of religion as human activity.