Dr. Daniel Soliman


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Dr. Daniel Soliman is curator of the Egyptian department of the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden. He will be talking about the modern use of Egyptian mummies, predominantly in medicine.

Daniel Soliman (1985) studied Egyptology at the University of Leiden, where as a student he researched sculpture from the late Middle Kingdom. He also participated in excavations in Saqqara and Abydos.

In 2016, Soliman obtained his doctorate at the same university with a dissertation on identity marks and literacy in the community of necropolis workers in Deir el-Medina. He then worked as a teacher and researcher at the University of Copenhagen within a research project on the economy and administration of monumental tomb construction during the New Kingdom.

In 2018-2019, Soliman contributed to an investigation into the trade in illegal antiquities at the British Museum and the creation of a research database with pharaonic artifacts in private collections.

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