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The Department

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).