Andrew Deloucas - Student Testimonial Assyriology (research) Leiden University
Language and culture
Leiden University's Assyriology department was a perfect fit for me because of its long history of providing courses that are concerned with lesser known languages and cultures of the Ancient Near East; the opportunity to learn Hittite, Hurrian, Urartian, and Elamite gave me a unique chance to understand cultural interactions from every angle...
Throughout my two-year study, I found myself constantly challenged in digesting material ranging from farmers' economic receipts to royal inscriptions. The need to mentally work around a vast space of material in order to come to any conclusions was perhaps the most rewarding aspect.
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