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published: April, 2002

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Dirk Van der Plas
Centre for Computer-aided Egyptological Research (CCER), Utrecht University
Ancient Egyptian Culture
Faculty of Theology
Heidelberglaan 2
3584 CS The Netherlands
Email: vdplas@ccer.nl

PROF. DIRK VAN DER PLAS (1943, Oosterend-Texel, The Netherlands), studied Theology, History of Religion and Egyptology at Utrecht University. He specialized on the religions of the ancient Near East, notably that of Egypt. From 1971 to 1974 he worked as a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church. Between 1974 and 1978 he prepared his dissertation on “The Hymn to the Inundation of the Nile” (1980). From 1978 to 1998 he taught (part-time) religion, ethics and philosophy in secondary education. In 1985 he became senior lecturer for ancient religions and Egyptology at Utrecht University (Faculty of Theology, part-time). Since 1989 he holds the chair in the same discipline at the Catholic University of Nijmegen as well. He is director of the Centre for Computer-aided Egyptological Research (CCER), which he founded at Utrecht University in 1990. Besides publications in the field of the history of religion and Egyptology, he published especially works in the field of the application of ICT to Egyptological research. He initiated several international research projects. He co-ordinates the European Champollion project and is editor of the series Egyptian Treasures in Europe and the site www.EgyptianTeasures.org. Since 1998 he is managing director of U-CCER Production B.V. as well.

Dirk will demonstrate Egyptian Treasures in Europe