Ancient Egypt


  • AEB: Annual Egyptological Bibliography (Online). Leiden : International Association of Egyptologists, 1992-.
    The Annual Egyptological Bibliography got its start (on paper) in 1947, when some twenty egyptologists met in Copenhagen and founded the International Association of Egyptologists. The AEB is now published by the International Association of Egyptologists in cooperation with the Netherlands Institute for the Near East, Leiden University.
  • ANKH: Un site sur les Civilisations africaines et l'Egyptologie (Paris, France)
  • The Bernal-Lefkowitz Debate Over the Origins of Ancient "Greek" Civilization and the Significance of Ancient Egypt
  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina -- Official Website (Alexandria, Egypt)
    In English, Arabic, or French: "...an integrated cultural complex, with libraries, museums, exhibition areas, Academic and Research Centers and an international conference center."
  • The British Museum--World Cultures: Egypt (London, UK)
    "The Museum has the largest and most comprehensive collection of ancient Egyptian material outside Cairo..."
  • Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation: Mysteries of Egypt (Hull, Quebec, Canada)
    This web site is under construction, but it already features downloadable images of ancient sites and artifacts, including a section on Tutankhamun, information about an IMAX film, QUICKTIME VR video files, and links.
  • Centre for Computer-Aided Egyptological Research, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Deir el-Medina Database. Compiled by K. Donker van Heel...[et al.] (Department of Near Eastern Studies, Faculty of Arts, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands)
    • This searchable database is a text-only catalog of archaeological remains and related publications. "Deir el-Medina is the modern name of an ancient Egyptian village situated on the west bank of the Nile opposite Luxor, the site of ancient Thebes. ...The Deir el-Medina Database is meant to be an intermediate presentation of the ongoing research project A Survey of the New Kingdom Non-literary Texts from Deir el-Medina of Leiden University."
    • A Systematic Bibliography on Deir el-Medina. Compiled by R.J. Demarée ...[et al.]. -- Leiden, The Netherlands: Leiden University, 2007.
  • Djoser Pyramid complex, Saqqara (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
  • Duke Papyrus Archive (Special Collections Library, Duke University)
    Egyptian and Greek papyri from the Late Antiquity period; includes a bibliography, information on conservation, etc.
  • Egypt Web Page (Greg Reeder)
    A compilation of links, mostly on ancient Egypt.
  • Egyptian Culture Reflected in Worship (Deborah Howard)
  • Egyptian Economy and Non-Royal Women Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World. (William A. Ward, Department of Egyptology, Brown University; via Stoa Consortium, University of Kentucky, Louisville, and Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
  • Egyptology Resources (Nigel Strudwick, Newton Institute, Cambridge Univ.)
  • Eternal Egypt (The Supreme Council of Antiquities of the Arab Republic of Egypt, CULTNAT--Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage, and IBM Corporation, Cairo, Egypt)
    This interactive site is available in English, French, or Arabic. "Eternal Egypt is a living record of a land rich in art and history, people and places, myths and religions. The stories of Eternal Egypt are told using the latest interactive technologies, high-resolution imagery, animations, virtual environments, remote cameras, three-dimensional models and more."
  • Giza Plateau Mapping Project (Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois)
  • Guardian's Egypt (Andrew Bayuk, Guardian's Web)
  • Short Introduction to Hieroglyphs (Serge Rosmorduc, Université Paris VIII, France)
  • L'Institut du Monde Arabe: Pharaon: une exposition du 15 octobre 2004 au 10 avril 2005 (Paris, France)
    Voir "Les expositions en ligne": le site comprend les renseignements du musée et de l'exposition, des photos, et même une visite virtuelle. << L'Institut du monde arabe présente une grande exposition consacrée aux Pharaons, souverains d'Egypte, rois divins aux multiples apparences et aux multiples fonctions ...Quelque 200 oeuvres majeures -- dont plus de la moitié sera pr&ecric;tée par le musée du Caire -- seront pésentées pour la première fois en France... >>
  • Institute of Egyptian Art & Archæology (Univ. of Memphis, Tennessee)
    "The Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology, founded in 1984, is a component of the Department of Art of The University of Memphis, in Memphis, Tennessee (USA), and is a Tennessee Center of Excellence. It is dedicated to the study of the art and culture of ancient Egypt through teaching, research, exhibition, and community education. As part of its teaching and research, the Institute conducts an epigraphic survey in the Great Hypostyle Hall of Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt. The Institute's collection of antiquities resides in the Art Museum of The University of Memphis. Over 150 objects range in date from 3500 B.C.E. to 700 C.E. There are mummies, religious and funerary items, jewelry, and objects from everyday life."
  • International Association of Egyptologists (via Institut für Ägyptologie der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)
    General information about members, conferences, jobs and fellowships, related links.
    -- See especially: International Directory of Egyptology
  • KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt (Online) -- TOCs only. -- [San Francisco : KMT Communications], 1995-. -- ISSN 1053-0827.
    This site offers only the tables of contents & highlights of current and back issues. KMT began in 1990 as an English-language periodical devoted exclusively to articles on the culture, history, personalities, arts and monuments of ancient Egypt as well as features on archaeology, past and present. Webmaster: Greg Reeder.
  • "Medicine in ancient Egypt"-- Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 (Dr. Sameh M. Arab; via Arab World Books)
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Ancient Egypt (New York)
  • Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University: Ancient Egyptian Collection
    "The Carlos Museum's Egyptian collection includes objects from the Predynastic period down to the Roman occupation. First and foremost, it illustrates the funerary beliefs and practices of the ancient Egyptians: the need for the preservation of the body and for burial with the proper funerary equipment. While this might seem to suggest that the Egyptians were obsessed with death, it must be remembered that such an impression is partly due to archaeological factors. The Egyptians buried their dead in the desert, while they lived their lives in cities and villages near the river. It is easier to excavate in dry sand than in areas where work is hampered by a high water table and by present-day occupation. Nevertheless, objects of everyday life are represented in the Carlos Museum's collection, thanks to the Egyptians' habit of placing such items in their tombs for use in the afterlife."
  • Middle Egyptian Web Page (Serge Rosmorduc, Université Paris VIII, France)
  • Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt...Treasures from the British Museum, April 2005-December 2007, Bowers Museum of Art. Dr. John Taylor, Curator, The British Museum. (Santa Ana, California)
  • Musée du Louvre (Paris)
    • "Méroé, un empire sur le Nil," l'exposition du 26 mars 2010 au 6 septembre 2010 -et- Un dossier thématique: Méroé
    • Département des Antiquités égyptiennes
  • National Center for Afro-American Artists: Aspelta: A Nubian King's Burial Chamber -- Permanent Exhibition (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • National Geographic Society: At the Tomb of Tutankhamen--Mysteries of Egypt (Washington, D.C.)
    A 1998 interactive edition of the original 1923 print issue of the Society's magazine featuring this important archaeological discovery at Luxor, Egypt; plus related exhibits and stories.
  • NOVA Online Adventures (WGBH Science Unit, Boston, Massachusetts; Public Broadcasting Service Online)
  • Nubia
  • Papyrus of Ani - Egyptian Book of the Dead (trans. by E.A. Wallis Budge; via University of Pennsylvania)
  • Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley: Ancient Egyptian Collections
    The web site features descriptions of selected objects from the collections, with photographs. "The museum houses the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts west of Chicago, approximately 20,000 objects. The collection has an unusually broad chronological range, covering the entire span of Egyptian prehistory and history, from Palaeolithic to early Islamic times. Approximately half of the collection originates from one site in Upper Egypt, Naga-ed-Dêr. It contains the largest number of Predynastic objects on the North American continent."
    --See also: "Inside the Conservator's Art: A behind-the-scenes look of conserving Egyptian artifacts..." (2009-2011), an illustrated blog by Allison Lewis.
  • Queen Hatshepsut's Expedition to the Land of Punt (Sayd Z. El-Sayed)
  • Resources for a History of Ancient Egypt and the Near East (Prof. Peter Piccione, University of Charleston, South Carolina)
    A compilation of essays, bibliographies, class syllabi, and Web links to support undergraduate courses. The course syllabi are in PDF format.
  • SIRA (Centre de Compétences Thématiques de l'UMR Ausonius, Université Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux, France)
    Si on clique sur les liens en haut de la page Web du Centre, on peut regarder les extraits des expositions et les publications du Centre sur les heritages anciennes de l'Afrique du Nord: Egypte, Romain, et Tunisie. Voir aussi les nouveaux projets du programme Archéovision.
  • Splendors of Ancient Egypt from the Pelizaeus Museum, Hildesheim, Germany at the Florida International Museum, 1996 (via St. Petersburg Times. (Online), 1999)
    This web site offers highlights of a visiting exhibition.
  • Theban Mapping Project (American University at Cairo, Egypt)
    "Since its inception in 1978, the Theban Mapping Project has been working to prepare a comprehensive archaeological database of Thebes." This site offers an archive of selected articles, with photographs, on research and history of ancient Thebes and the Valley of the Kings; descriptions and illustrations of archaeological sites; a collection of "resources"--including an extensive bibliography for numerous sites; plus an online interactive atlas --requires Flash Player 6.
  • Thebes Photographic Project (Tom Van Eynde)
    "My goal being to photograph the ancient capital of Thebes, and its sites, both, the little known, as well as the popular tourist attractions. The aim of the project is to record the topography of the ancient sites in their present state, as well as, the interrelationships that they form with the landscape."
  • Tomb of Senneferi, Sheikh abd el-Qurna Hill, Luxor, Egupt (University of Cambridge, UK)
    General information about the archæological project located near Luxor, Egypt; with a brief history, photos, maps, slide shows, and a movie clip.
  • UNESCO World Heritage on Ancient Egypt (Geneva, Switzerland)