Online Resources For Egyptology


Egyptological Databases and Online Resources

      Digital Egypt - A combined effort of the University College London's CASA and the Petrie Museum, Digital Egypt is an overview of ancient Egyptian history and archaeology. Complete with timelines, maps and virtual walk-throughs, this database is a quick and reliable reference for Egyptological study.

      Deir el Medina Database - The Deir el Medina Database is a search tool enabling the user to retrieve the documents relevant to his/her research activities from the corpus of non-literary texts from Deir el-Medina. You should also look into a related German website called Deir el Medina Online, which also offers, after choosing German or English version, access to over 10,000 ostraca from the Deir el Medina site.

      Theban Mapping Project - a comprehensive archaeological database of Thebes, with its thousands of tombs and temples. Located in Egypt, this project is directed by Dr. Kent Weeks.An ever-expanding project, this database is invaluable for pertinent technical information and access to imagery - historical and archaeological.

       Egypt Archive - Maintained by Jon Bodsworth (UK), this is an impressive photographic archive of Egyptian monuments in present-day Egypt. Searchable by location or monument name as listed on the main page. A similar site can be found at the University of Chicago's Breasted Expeditions to Egypt and Sudan1905-1907.

      Tutankhamun Finds Database - one of the most comprehensive excavation databases on the Web, the Griffith Institute's website allows one to access all 5,398 finds from the Tutankhamun excavation using the Murray and Nuttall Handlist numbering and description system, which follows Carter's original excavation records system. Harry Burton's photographic archives can also be accessed from this site, as well as a wealth of diaries/journals (some forthcoming) from excavation staff of this tomb.

        Grffith Institute Online Resources - The creators and holder of the Tutankhamun Archives, above, the Griffith Institute at Oxford University also has a number of other research projects, such as the Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings , and the Levantine and Egyptian Mirage Series, photographic essays of life and culture in the Middle East fron the 19th century.

       Encyclopedia of the Amarna Letters - offered by the California Institute of Ancient Studies. Non-searachable, you will need to know the Amarna Letter Number to access the correct information.

      Astro-Egyptology at CultureDiff - Website operated by archaeoastronomer Karine Gadre of the Midi-Pyrenees Observatory, Toulouse, France, on ancient Egyptian astronomy and its cultural implications. Partially commercial, this site still offers a wealth of free information on the topic.

      Egyptian Medicine - A good overview article, Medicine and Surgery in Ancient Egypt, by A. L. Pahor, from the University of Birmingham's Centre for the History of Medicine, detailing various Egyptian medical papyri.

      Theban Royal Mummy Project - This site, operated by William Max Miller, states the project "represents an attempt to bring archeological data about New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period royal mummies from the Theban cache tombs together in an easy-to-access, systematic fashion. Royal and non-royal mummies from The Valley of the Kings also fall within the scope of this project." Uses a Mummy Locator to access known mummy remains by name.

      Egyptian Law - Excellent bibliography from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law for familiarising one with the known studies on ancient Egyptian law.

Excavation Sites and Foundations

       KV 63 (Maintained by Dr. Otto Schaden and the University of Memphis Excavation team)

       Tomb of Senneferi (TT 99) (maintained by Nigel and Helen Strudwick at Cambridge)

       Tomb of Djheuty and Hery (Proyecto Dehuty: maintained by Jose Manuel Galán)

        KV 10 (Tomb of Amenmesse) (Maintained by Dr. Otto Schaden and the University of Memphis team)

       Giza Archives Project (Boston Museum of Fine Arts)

       Saqqara Online (University of Leiden) Includes links to the new 2007 finds of Ptah-em-wiya and Ka-Hay.

       Tell el Borg (Sinai) Excavations (Trinity International University)

       Pyramid of Ahmose at Abydos (University of Chicago Chronicle article)

       Temple of Bubastis (maintained by H. Grönwald. In German only)

       Tell el Basta Excavations (maintained by H. Grönwald. In German only)

       Amarna Royal Tombs Project (Valley of the Kings Foundation)

       Excavation Activities of John Hopkins University in Egypt

      See also Professional Egyptological Organisations, below.

Electronic Museums with Online Egyptological Collections

       Egyptian Museum in Cairo (Cairo, Egypt) - Undoubtedly the premier museum of ancient Egyptian art and artifacts, the online website possesses a simple search engine which accesses information by type of artifact or by keyword search. Information given tells you where the item is located in the Cairo Museum, date and provenance of an item (where known).

       British Museum (London, UK) - Possessing one of the most outstanding Egyptian collections in the world outside of Egypt, the British Museum can be searched online through the use of its COMPASS database, and possesses a superb set of online photographic records of its Egyptian collection. You can also get direct Egyptological information from the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan as well.

       The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology (London, UK) - Housed at the University College London, the Petrie Museum is the only teaching museum in Egyptian art and archaeology in the world. Click on the Petrie Museum >>>Search the Online Catalogue, to access the museum's artifact database.

       Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, UK)- While not possessing a searchable database to its collection, the Ashmolean does possess a wealth of information for Egyptology students through its Griffith Institute link. There one will find links to the Institute's Archives, which includes access to the Howard Carter Journals during the Tutankhamun Excavation, a collection of 19th century photographs of Egypt and the Levant (searchable), and links to the Tutankhamun Finds Database (see above in Egyptological Databases and Online Resources). Parts I and II of Volume VIII of Porter and Moss' Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs, and Paintings can also be accessed from the Griffith Institute website.

        Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City, New York, U. S. ) - Access to this museum's Egyptian collection is best made through its Timeline access for Egypt in Africa. The Metropolitan provides excellent articles to make their collection come alive for the online reader.

        Boston Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, Massachusetts, U. S.)- with highlights of the collection and a searchable database.

        Oriental Institute Museum (Chicago, Illinois) - Non-searchable, the OI does provide a "virtual visit" to its galleries. This link accesses the Egyptian Gallery, which requires for viewing a QuickTime VR Viewer.

         Michael C. Carlos Museum (Atlanta, Georgia) - ability to access Emory University's museum's collection through a search engine located on the museum website.

        Victoria Museum of Egyptian Antiquities (part of the Museum Gustavianum - Uppsala University Museum, Uppsala, Sweden) - This museum offers a limited search access to its collection in the Highlights section, but one of its main features of interest to the Egyptology researcher is access to select online articles from the Uppsala University's BOREAS, Uppsala universitets årsskrift, Sphinx and other miscellaneous publications, located in VM Archives. The Downloads site allows access to demo versions of Winglyph and MacScribe (early versions; for later versions of these software, see below).

        Bibliotheca Alexandrina Art Museum (Alexandria, Egypt) - provides images of a few limited items from its Egyptian collection online. Access to Egyptian research projects such as CULTNAT and ISIS are accessible from Bibliotheca's main site.

         Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum (San José, California, U. S.) - nonsearchable, this site offers a select number of Egyptian artifacts online for viewing. The same is true for the Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, Maryland, U. S.).

Egyptian Language Resources

        Ancient Egyptian Language List - AEL is a dedicated forum for the discussion of the ancient Egyptian language(s) and texts. A sister list to the Egyptologists Electronic Forum (see below), AEL also maintains a substantial Archive of translated texts, with hieroglyphic, transliterated and translated sections, which can be accessed online at the main website. Be sure to check out the Learning Links page, which includes links to keys to Gardiner's Egyptian Grammar exercises 1-33, which can be helpful when learning ancient Middle Egyptian.

       Beinlich Wordlist - The website states "The raw data of the Wordlist is simply the Egyptian word in transliteration, a German translation, and brief references to the Wörterbuch or more recent publications...[The Worldlist is] a handlist of Ancient Egyptian words known to Egyptologists as the 'Beinlich Wordlist' [as] announced by Horst Beinlich and Friedhelm Hoffmann in Göttinger Miszellen 140 (1994), 101-3."

         Pyramid Texts Online - Provides translation of the Pyramid Texts of Unas, with links to other translated versions of the Pyramid Texts. Interesting for a quick reference, but not suggested as a reliable source for research citation.

         Coffin Texts Index (University of Göttingen, Germany) - a downloadable version of the Coffin Texts.

         Saitic Book of the Dead of Iahsenakht - Reproduction of the actual hieratic papyrus online, this site is in German and provides no translation.

      Hieroglyphic and Transliteration Software

   For Windows:

          WinGlyph Basic (For Students and Non-Professionals; 850 Gardiner signs) - Retail

          WinGlyphPro (For Professional Research; over 6900 Gardiner signs (Basic and Extended)) - Retail

          GlyphoText (For laypersons and professionals, with 2500 Gardiner signs) Retail

          InScribe 2004 - (For laypersons and professionals, this software is limited only to 347 signs)

  For Apple Macintosh:

          MacScribe - One of the few hiero programs for the Mac, MacScribe has a 800-sign PostScript font, in two weights, with an additional 6000-sign font can be purchased separately,and in particular Ptolemaic signs. Although designed mainly for PostScript printers (Laser printers and phototypesetting machines), it works with Quickdraw inkjet printers.


          TKSESH - Workable on Windows, Linux and Macintosh, the core of TKSESH is a hieroglyphic editor which understands "Manuel de codage" encodings. Still in the experimental stages, TKSES has good results, once you have worked out the style of glyph construction. At present, this program is offered without charge.

         VisualGlyph - a new form of hieroglyphic software, VisualGlyph has many of the same features as the above software programs in rendering hieroglyphs, but also as the added ability to rotate texts (important for rendering certain texts on, say, bowls and round offering tables); mirror texts, etc., which are impressive features.  Günther Lapp, the creator of the program, has a beta version of V. 2.0 is available for free by e-mailing him.

Egyptology Reading Resources

       The Annual Egyptological Bibliography is a resource for new publications in Egyptology. Maintained by the University of Leiden, the AEB has listing of Egyptological publications through 2002, when it was last updated. For those interested in the entire corpus of Egyptological publications, the AEB website also sells a CD-ROM, which contains listings for 175 years of Egyptological ;publications. Though expensive, it is an indispensible resource for finding focused publications on specific topics.

         AIGYPTOS -  Database for Egyptological Literature   - a cooperative venture between the University of Munich and Heidelberg University, AIGYPTOS is a searchable database for Egyptological literature by author, title, and/or keyword. Sometimes a little tricky to use, be sure and read the Introduction before using this database.

          University of Chicago/Oriental Institute Publications on ancient Egypt, in HTML catalogue format; also available via PDF file.

Libraries and Online Book Sources

        E-Libraries for Research

          ETANA (Electronic Tools and Ancient Near East Archives) - A joint project of U. S. and international universities and organisations, ETANA is a scholarly online database of electronic books relating to ANE research. The project "is envisioned to include the permanent archiving, dissemination and generation of both front- and back-end stages of scholarly knowledge (such as archaeological excavation reports, editions of ancient and modern texts, core early monographs, dictionaries, journals, and reports in the public domain), a portal to ANE Web resources, an electronic commons where scholars in the field can share data and images, and eventually an electronic publishing effort for 'born digital' publications."

          Most works are downloadable in .pdf format, which requires use of the Adobe Acrobat Reader

          A searchable version of this same database can be accessed through ETANA/ABZU, which includes the ETANA core texts, as well as other scholarly websites and online presentations on ANE topics.

          Electronic Open Stacks - University of Chicago - Reproductions of Egyptological and other ANE works where copyright has expired, the University of Chicago now makes these works available online for reading. You can review Kurt Sethe's Pyramid Texts, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (1908 and 1910), Grafton Eliott Smith's Catalogue Général Antiquités Égyptiennes du Musée du Caire: The Royal Mummies (1912), and Pierre Montet's Scènes de la Vie Privée dans les Tombeaux Égyptiens de L'ancien Empire (1925), as well as a number of Petrie's excavation reports, etc.

        Project Gutenberg - Provides a searchable database for texts which are copyright-expired or access-granted. While not all works here related to ancient Egypt or ANE topics, still an excellent resource for finding works of Petrie not found elsewhere, for example.

         Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Ägyptologie - University of Heidelberg's bibliographic site of electronic publications and an extensive photographic collection. The website is in German, but many of the books and articles listed for access are in English, French, etc.

          Denkmäler aus Aegypten und Aethiopien - by C. R. Lepsius, 1849-1859. A product of the Lepsius Projekt. In German. Use of the search engine for this databse is fairly simple, even without knowledge of German.

          Crum's Coptic Dictionary (1939)- accessible for reference.

         Demotic Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago - Ongoing work in progress, this dictionary provides online access for Demotic.

          Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis - A list, with abstracts, of past and present publications of the OBO can be accessed from this website.

         Dissertations  and Print Research Materials Access

            UMI/ProQuest - allows you to access U.S. and Canadian dissertations of the past 50 years by author or general title through Dissertation Express. On the other hand, ProQuest allows access to citation, abstract, and preview of 24 pages of a dissertation, but for only the past 2 years (unless you access the Proquest database from an institution with fuller access). Meanwhile, Books on Demand is a service UMI/ProQuest offers access to over 150,000 out of print works for research use, and will print upon demand works as requested.

              PubMed - a service of the National Library of Medicine, PubMed includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. There are a number of biological and bio-archaeological studies which are accessible via Pub Med, such as mummy analysis, DNA studies of ancient remains, studies of ancient medicine, etc.

          Online Publications


            Festschrift Murnane: Causing His Name to Live: Studies in Egyptian Epigraphy and History in Memory of William J. Murnane (Maintained by the University of Memphis, Department of History)

Encyclopedic Resources

            UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology (in development) (Maintained by UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures) Difficult to use at times, but when you can, this siteopens up student-submitted sources of Egyptological content on the 'Net. Use with caution, as some students can't tell solid information from the spurious.

 Online Journals - Egyptology and Related

            Online Egyptological journals, with full article access, either in HTML or PDF format, are few and far between. However, some Egyptological readers may still want to know what articles are available on a particular Egyptological subject within any journal. So, where possible, we have provided information on searchable databases to journals, or listings to journals' Table of Contents or Abstracts, which will provide initial points for online research.

           There are several journal databases which provide full article access, but most require either paid fees for an individual, or membership via an instutional membership, such as through a University or library. These journal databases include (but are not limited to): IngentaConnect, Sage Publications Online, Blackwell-Synergy, JSTOR, Cambridge Journals Online , and EBSCO Publications.

             American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR)- The most recent ASOR Newsletter can be fully accessed in PDF format from the organisation website, but access to articles from ASOR publications (The Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research [BASOR], Journal of Cuneiform Studies [JCS], and Near Eastern Archaeology [NEA], can only be accesssed via JSTOR.

              Antiquity - Online one can access the Table of Contents and Abstract for any Antquity article from Volume 1 (1927) through Volume 80 (2006). However, access to full articles are via a purchase system.

              Archaeology - A combination of online articles and synopses of published magazine articles in HTML format.

              Biblica (Online Edition) - Published since 1920 by the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, Biblica is a research journal, which appears four times a year. It is dedicated to biblical studies on the Old and New Testament, and intertestamentary literature, and covers fields of reseach, such as exegesis, philology, and history. Full online access to articles.

              British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan (BMSAES) - a complete online journal, with abstracts of articles and free downloadble PDF versions of the articles.

               Boletín de la Asociación Andaluza de Egiptología (BASADE)  [Bulletin of the Andalusian Association of Egyptology]. In Spanish. Online access to Table of Contents only of Vol I - III (2003 - 2005). No downloadable articles.

              Le Bulletin de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale (BIFAO). Mainly in French. Volumes 1-80 have free downloadable PDF files for each article, while Vol. 81 (1981) - Vol. 105 (2005) show only the Table of Contents for those issues.

             Bulletin de la Société française d'Égyptologie (BSFE) - Listing of articles which appear in the BSFE, with reference to volume in which the article appears. No downloadable articles.

              Chicago House Bulletin - a publication of the Epigraphic Survey of The Oriental Institute. These online newsletters, in HTML format, detail the research and work of the OI Epigraphic Survey, from 1994 - 2001.

              History of Religions - From Vol. 42/3 (February 2003) through Vol. 46/1 (August 2006), one can access articles online via a downloadable PDF format. Articles from Volume 1 through Volume 42 (1961-2002) can be accessed via JSTOR.

               Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire (IFAO) - A variety of online IFAO articles are accessible, most of which are downloadable (if link does not work, click on "Autres publications" from the main IFAO homepage.)

               Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt (JARCE) - This site allows viewing of the Table of Contents for JARCE articles, via PDF files, from 1997 - 2001, and an Author and Book Review Index from 1962 - 2001. There are no downloadable articles available, however.

               Kemet - A German popular-science journal on ancient Egypt. Access to the various Table of Contents of this journal's publications can be access from its website. There is no way to download articles from this site, however.

              KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt offers an archive of the Table of Contents only from each of their issues since Summer 1995. There is no way to access full articles online.

              Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry (MAA) - This publication focuses in the Mediterranean region and on matters referred to interactions of Mediterranean with neighboring areas, which includes Egypt. Past and current issues' articles are downloadable in PDF format.

              Newsletter of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities (NSSEA) - a publication of the SSEA, this downloadable PDF newsletter has been available since mid-2006.

              Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur (SAK) - Primarily a German Egyptological journal, the SAK website provides access to each volume's Table of Contents with an Abstract of each article. This online listing of SAK articles covers years 1994 - 2005.

               Tel Aviv - This Israeli journal publishes studies on the history, culture, and archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Tel Aviv's online presence provides the Table of Contents and Abstracts for articles in the journal from 1995 - 2006, minus Vol. 28 and 29/1. There are no downloadable articles available from this journal.

               Zeitschrift für ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde (ZÄS) - This is a searchable database for this well-known German Egyptological publication, where one can search by Author or Keyword in the article title. There are no downloadable artices available from this site.

      Retail Bookshops on Egyptology

        Book Search Engines (for Purchase)

         New and Used Books Engines

           ABE Books - This search engine touts itself as "the world's largest online marketplace for books."

  - One of the best book search engines on the Web, with access to books in English, French, Italian and German.

           Zentrales Verzeichnis Antiquarischer Bücher (ZVAB) (Germany) - Excellent source of European works not usually accessible from U.S. book search engines.

         Out of Print, Antiquarian and Rare Books Engines





       Online Bookstores and Publishers


           Atleest (Leiden, The Netherlands)

          Aris and Phillips (Warminster, UK)

           Harrassowitz (Wiesbaden, Germany)

           Oxbow Books (Oxford, UK)

           Institut français d’archéologie orientale du Caire (IFAO) (Cairo, Egypt)

           Cybele (Paris, France)

           Philip von Zabern (Mainz, Germany)

           Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis (Fribourg, Switzerland)

            Peeters (Leuven, Belgium)

            Eisenbrauns (U.S.)

            Brill (Leiden, The Netherlands)

            Jonathan Pye Books (U.S.)

             Yare Egyptology also offers e-books for sale.

           ANE and Related

            Astrom Editions (Sweden)

            Dove Booksellers (U.S.)

            Archaeologia (U.S.)

            Museum Bookshop (Enfield, UK) - write to access their e-mail notification list on Egyptology and/or ANE books.

Egyptology and ANE Discussion Forums

       Mnemotrix ArchaeoSearch - This is a searchable DataBase of Ancient Near East and Classical Studies. How discriminating the search engine is in terms of reliability of information is unknown. However, as an initial starting point for research, it's a fair resource. This database also can search archaeological newsgroups as well.


              Ancient Near East Discussion List - University of Chicago/Oriental Institute's premier discussion forum on the Ancient Near East - history, culture, archaeology, etc. are all accepted topics. The original ANE List was operated by the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicagfo from 1993 - 2006, when it was closed by the Unioversity of Chcago for The new ANE List (ANE-2) is located on YahooGroups since February 2006. The original archives of the ANE List and ANE News at still located at the University of Chicago, who have stated they will be maintained for reference. Moderated list.

              Egyptologists Electronic Forum - Professional list for Egyptology, whose purpose is to "serve as a nexus for dialog between academics working in Egyptology and other persons interested in ancient Egypt." Its archives are online, and should be reviewed for level of proficiency neede to join the discussion group. Moderated list.

             Hathorlist - A list dedicated to gender studies in ancient Egypt, consisting of Egyptological professionals and laypersons interested in that topic. Membership is restricted and requires approval from the moderator. You can either subscribe via the Yahoo website, or via e-mail, with name, name of University , standing, and/or main interest in the topic area. Moderated list.

              The Forum of Amun - a Yahoo Discussion group, Amun Forum is made up of laypersons and professionals. Discussion on all topics of ancient Egypt are allowable, except New Age, UFO/paranormal, and extrabiblical discussions.One of the most successful of the layperson lists on Egyptology, this list has over 1100 members, most of whom are quite knowledgeable about ancient Egypt. Moderated list.

              In the Hall of Ma'at - A Phorum Message Board on ancient Egypt and other archaeological/historical topics, which explore in a critical and objective manner the various "alternative theories" which surround these subjects. Extremely well-researched in some areas (see their archive of reproduced articles on alternative theories), this layperson list has a reputation for "bunk-busting," which can be helpful if you aren't clear on which theory is credible. Moderated after the fact list.

            Medicina Antiqua - Professional discussion list operated by UCL in London, dedicated to the study of ancient medicine, with particular interest in ancient Egyptian medicine. Moderated list.

        Best to Avoid

            Ta_Seti - A Yahoo discussion list, whose stated purpose is the study of "Ta-Seti (Ancient  Nubia), Kmt (Ancient Egypt) and the civilization of Africa with special attention to the 'Africentric/Afrocentric' or African-centered viewpoint. The original literature in this field of study was mostly from African men and women and members of the African Diaspora  including African Americans. Increasingly others have become involved in this area as evidenced by the "Black Athena" debate." Decidedly Afrocentric in its viewpoint, Ta_Seti often allows abusive posts to be posted against its members, and if one posts information which contradicts the Afrocentric viewpoint, expect labels such as "racist" or "Eurocentric" to be levied against you. This list is barely moderated (and after the fact), despite its attestations otherwise on its home page.

            Thoth-Scribe - Another Yahoo discussion list, open to any and all theories about ancient Egyptian culture, some of which are quite bizarre, and usually unsupported by research. Unmoderated list.

            Graham Hancock's Message Board - Including paranormal, UFO and other unsubstantiated information, this message board is used primarily to promote the theories of Graham Hancock, and is not a reliable source on ancient Egyptian subjects. Similarly,you may also want to avoid for the same reasons  Robert Bauval's personal message board, the Giza News Bulletin Board, although it does not allow external posting except by the author.

           Usenet Newsgroups - Usually accessible via your browser's newsreader, Usenet is a 30,000 + strong newsgoup forum which used to contain partially reliable information on archaeological and Egyptological news in such newsgroups as sci.archaeology, alt.history.ancient-egypt, and soc.history.ancient. No more: most Usenet newsgroups today are riddled with spam, unreliable information, and downright falsehoods. Though a few moderated newsgroups exist, such as sci.archaeology.moderated, which give reliable information, these are too few and far between in their postings to provide pertinent and up to date information.

        Interesting but Not Educationally Reliable

            Akhet Hwt Hrw - a modern Temple of Hathor worship, the site owner uses in-depth research and actual Egyptian texts to renew ancient Egyptian religion in modern times. The mailing list is divided into two parts: the Rekhyet, for those who are interested generally in ancient Egyptian religion, and the Akhet, which is instruction for initiates into the religion. If you should join these mailing lists, please be respectful of the list's members and posts, as they are operating as a working temple of faith.

Professional Egyptological Organisations

            International Association of Egyptologists - The IAE is a non-profit making organization which unites the efforts of persons, scholars and supporters, willing to work within its frame for the promotion of Egyptology. Sponsors of the International Congress of Egyptologists (ICE), held every 4 years, the IAE also produces the Annual Egyptological Bibliography, and sponsors other international projects pertaining to documentation, dictionaries, etc. as are of importance to the scientific development of Egyptology.

            American Research Center in Egypt - The American Egyptology organisation facilitates research by individuals and American institutions in Egypt. It provides a permanent base of operations in Cairo for scholars studying Egypt from prehistory to the present day. The scope of programs and activities conducted or supported by ARCE and its U.S. chapters includes research fellowships (coordinated by our U.S. office at Emory University), seminars and public lectures, short courses, educational excursions, archaeological expeditions, conservation projects, and the operation of a research library. ARCE sponsors educational and training opportunities in the United States for Egyptian scholars, conservators, and students.

It is also on the ARCE website you will find the SCA regulations which govern present expedition and research work in Egypt. This organisation also publishes the Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt [JARCE], and the ARCE Newsletter.

            Supreme Council on Antiquities - contains primarily present archaeological finds news. As of late 2005, this site was down, forcing most persons to read the most recent SCA news via Dr. Hawass' website, The Plateau, on Some additional articles on Egyptian find, through 2003, can also be found on Dr. Hawass' personal website as well.

            Egypt Exploration Society - The Egypt Exploration Society contains a wealth of excavation information, past and present, in its archive. If you are living in the UK, accessing their Library as a member can be worthwhile when you need a work quickly. There is work ongoing to make the EES library catalogue searchable by late 2004. The EES also publishes the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology [JEA] and the Egyptian Archaeology magazine.

            Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities - A Canadian Egyptology organisation, the SSEA is a Toronto-based non-profit organization founded to stimulate interest in Egyptology, to assist those interested, professional and non-professional alike, with research and training in the field, and to sponsor and promote archaeological expeditions to Egypt. The SSEA also offers Travel Grants and scholarships to students who wish to do research in Egypt. To promote public interest in Egyptology, the Society instituted a public symposium with another institution, and holds a Scholars' Colloquium in Toronto. The Society also sponsors a Public Lecture series consisting of four "lecture events" per year year and a separate series of at least four Mini-Lectures a year for members in the Toronto area. This organisation publishes annually the Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities [JSSEA].

     Related Organisations

            American Schools of Oriental Research

            British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology

            Society of Biblical Literature

Useful Links for Egyptological Study

            Abbreviations "Cheat Sheet" for Journals used in Egyptology and ANE Research, with links for subscriptions.(Courtesy of the Egyptologists Electronic Forum).

            Metric/Imperial Conversion Tool - a handy tool when you are faced with either measurement and need to convert .

    Additional Egyptology Resource Links Pages

         Egyptology Resources (Cambridge, UK) - maintained by Nigel and Helen Strudwick through the Newton Institute, Egyptology Resources is one of the oldest online Egyptology resources sites.

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