I am an independent Dutch researcher
and writer. I received the doctorandus (drs.)
degree in Comparative and Historical Linguistics at
Leiden University, The Netherlands (1999), specialising
in the Indo-European and Semitic language families.
This degree is equivalent to a Master's plus the coursework
and comprehensive exams for a doctorate.
Between 2009 and 2021 I was a Consulting
Scholar with the Near Eastern department of the University
of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology,
based in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, United States of
America), but this was really a nominal position.
drs. Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs (e-mail)
The website was designed by Midnight Oil
web design (www.midnightoil.co.uk).
I also thank Ian Tresman for his support.
Playful Planets: these colourful children's books
with great artwork (which I proofread) touch on a number
of simple mythological themes.