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Curator Egyptian Collections

Dr. Daniel Soliman
tel: +31 (0)71 5163 155
e-mail: d.soliman@rmo.nl

Educational background and research

Daniel Soliman (b. 1985) studied Egyptology at the University of Leiden, where he researched sculpture of the late Middle Kingdom during MA programme. He participated in excavations in Saqqara and Abydos. In 2016, Soliman obtained his PhD at Leiden with a dissertation on identity marks and literacy in the community of necropolis workmen at Deir el-Medina. He then worked as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Copenhagen within a research project on the economy and administration of monumental tomb building during the New Kingdom. In 2018–2019, Soliman contributed to a research project at the British Museum on the trade in illegal antiquities and to the creation of a research database with pharaonic artefacts in private collections.


  • Sculpture from the Middle and New Kingdom
  • Social and administrative aspects of the New Kingdom, and Deir el-Medina in particular
  • The art market and the trade in pharaonic antiquities

Research projects

  • Identity marks and literacy in Deir el-Medina (2011–2015)
  • Tomb construction in New Kingdom Egypt (2015–2018)
  • Circulating Artefacts (2018–2019)
Daniel Soliman

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