Professor Jan Assmann taught Egyptology at Heidelberg University from 1992 till 2003 and has been Honorary Professor of Cultural and Religious Studies at Constance University since 2005. His wide ranging work explored ancient Egyptian religion, litearture and history, cultural theory and memory, the reception of Egypt in Europe and historical anthropology. He has taught as visiting professor in Paris, Jerusalem and several Amercian universities including Rice, Yale and Chicago.
His books in English include Moses the Egyptian (1997), The Search for God in Ancient Egypt (2002), Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt (2006) and The Price of Monotheism (2009).
Professor Assmann was the Humanitas Visiting Professor in Interfaith Studies 2011.
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