Association Égyptologique Reine Élisabeth

Anciennement - Formerly: Fondation Égyptologique Reine Élisabeth

Adresse: Parc du Cinquantenaire 10 - B-1000 Bruxelles (BELGIQUE)


The Association Égyptologique Reine Élisabeth was founded by Jean Capart in memory of Queen Élisabeth's visit to the tomb of Tutankhamun, on February 18, 1923. Its main purpose was to stimulate egyptological and papyrological research in Belgium. Over the years the association has become a scholarly institution, which promotes the study of the history and civilisation of Pharaonic, Graeco-Roman, Christian and Arabic Egypt.

(1) Jean Capart (1877-1947) - (2) February 18, 1923 - (3) Queen Élisabeth (1876-1965)

The premises of the Association are located at the Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire.

Chairman of the Board of Directors: Count Arnoul d'ARSCHOT SCHOONHOVEN
Directors: Luc LIMME & Alain MARTIN
Secretary-general: Luc DELVAUX
Secretariat: Thomas MEURISSE

In memoriam Herman DE MEULENAERE (1923-2011) & Jean BINGEN (1920-2012)

Hommage published in Chronique d'Égypte (PDF)
Bibliography of Herman DE MEULENAERE (html)
Bibliography of Jean BINGEN (html)


Since 1925 the Association publishes Chronique d'Égypte, a journal of high scholarly level, with the cooperation of numerous Belgian and foreign specialists. - More information


From 1925 on more than 100 scholarly books have been published, of which many within reach of the general public. - More information


At the Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels: from October to April. - More information on our blog


The library was founded and developed in cooperation with the Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire. It is the most important library for egyptology and papyrology in Belgium and one of the richest of Europe.
Accessible to the public by appointment.
Info: +32 (0)2 741 73 54 or +32 (0)2 741 73 65.

Benefits to members

(annual contribution: minimum EUR 56)

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