The Netherlands Institute for the Near East

Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten  -  Institut nĂ©erlandais du Proche-Orient

Forthcoming NINO publications

We are constantly working on new volumes in our publication series PIHANS (mainly archaeology and Assyriology), Egyptologische Uitgaven (Egyptological Publications) and Achaemenid History. Our journals Bibliotheca Orientalis (three fascicles per year) and Anatolica (one issue per year) appear regularly. The following publications are expected.

Quadrimonthly journal containing reviews and bibliographical data on books published on the ancient and modern Near East

Bibliotheca Orientalis LXXV, 3/4 (2018)

Articles and book reviews


Annuaire international pour les civilisations de l'Asie antérieure XLIV

Anatolica 45 (2019)

Our annual journal with contributions on the history and archaeology of Anatolia and adjacent regions from prehistory to the Ottoman era.


Annual Report NINO and NIT

The Annual Reports on the activities of NINO and its subsidiary in Istanbul in 2015 and 2016, respectively, illustrated in colour and with several articles.



Zagros. Proceedings of a Workshop Held in Leiden, December 2014. Edited by J. Eidem (PIHANS 130).

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Selected Papers. Edited by N.J.C. Kouwenberg (PIHANS 131).

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Egyptian Readingbook

Egyptian Readingbook. Exercises and Middle Egyptian Texts (new edition). By A. de Buck

ca. X + 134 pp.

The Egyptian Readingbook is a classic of Dutch Egyptology. After its first publication in 1948 it has remained in print and it is still being used all over the world in teaching students to read the Middle Egyptian stage of the Egyptian language. The book contains a wide selection of historical texts, a few classic literary pieces and some religious texts handwritten in the beautiful and clear hieroglyphic handwriting of Adriaan de Buck. This new edition contains a few additional texts, notably some of the Coffin Texts and Book of the Dead spells, and a new introduction by Olaf E. Kaper.