Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Research: The Temple as Canon of Egypt’s Religious Literature


Prof. Dr. Christian Leitz has been awarded with a prestigious research grant for a long-term research project entitled ‘The Temple as Canon of Egypt's Religious Literature'. At the University of Tübingen he will direct a group of researchers whose aim is to explore the hieroglyphic inscriptions of Egyptian temples dating to the Hellenistic and Roman periods. The project is affiliated to the Heidelberg Academy and is financed by the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities. During the initial phase of twelve years the German Union of Academies will support his research with more than 300.000 Euros per annum. It is the second major archaeological project of the Heidelberg Academy based at Tübingen: in 2008, the project ‘The Role of Culture of Early Expansion of Humans' started here.

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