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Egyptology on the World Wide Web
Selected Professional Sources
compiled by
P. A. Piccione


ABZU: Guide to Resources for the Study of the Ancient Near East Available on the Internet
Abzu is a project and publication of The Research Archives of the Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago. It is recognized as the most comprehensive directory of professional Web pages pertaining to the study of the ancient Near East. It categorizes pages according to: authors, regions, archaeological sites, projects, museums, directories, library catalogs, publishers, publications, discussion lists, and maps and atlases. It should be the first stop on the Web for any scholar and student researching topics on Egypt and the Near East.
ABZU: Egypt Index (by author)

Argos Web Search Engine (Ancient World)

Ancient World: WWW Sites

Columbia University Libraries. African Studies Links

Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World
A major Web resource for primary and secondary sources and classroom materials pertaining to the roles, functions, and status of women in ancient society, specifically: Egypt, the Near East, Greece, and Rome. Resources include: translations of original documents, synthetical studies and essays, bibliographies, syllabi (for university-level courses on these subjects), and links to related pages on the Web.
Diotima (Essay Links)
Diotima's Course Material

Alta Vista: History--Ancient Egypt

L'Egitto dei Faraoni - Links

Giza On Line: Egyptology Clearinghouse

Egypt's Web Ring Members


The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
One of the world's leading research institutes in the study of the Near East; associated with the university's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, which has the largest academic Egyptology program in the U.S.

Ägyptologie der Universität Hamburg

Ancient Egypt Research Associates

The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)

The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), Northern California Chapter

Biblical Institute, Fribourg University

Boston University, Egypt WWW Index

Brown University, Department of Egyptology

Cambridge University: Egyptology Resources

Centre for Computer-aided Egyptological Research (CCER), Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Czech Institute of Egyptology, Prague

Egypt Exploration Society

Egypt State Information Service

Egypt Ministry of Tourism: TOUR EGYPT

Griffith Institute, Oxford University

Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Alexandria, Egypt

International Association of Egyptologists

Johns Hopkins University

Manchester Museum: Egyptology

Münster Institut für Ägyptologie

Service Informatique de Recherche Archéologique

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) - Egypt

U.S. State Department. Welcome to the United States Mission to Egypt

U.S. State Department: Consular Information Sheet - Egypt

Waseda University, Tokyo: Egyptian Culture Center,

Yale University


American University in Cairo Theban Mapping Project

Belgrade Mummy Project

Deir el-Medina Database

Milan: Tomb of Harwa Project (TT37)

The Mummy Tissue Bank

The Oriental Institute Bir Umm Fawakhir Survey

The Oriental Institute Epigraphic Survey, Chicago House, Luxor, Egypt

The Oriental Institute Giza Plateau Mapping Project

The Oriental Institute Luxor-Farshût Desert Road Project

The Oriental Institute Nubia Salvage Project

Rosicrucian Museum: "DNA Extracted from Mummy in San Jose"

Thebes Photographic Project of Thomas Van Eynde

University of Charleston/Serapis Research Institute Theban Tombs Publication Project


Basic Lessons in Hieratic - Index

Beinlich Word List (Egyptian/German)

Champollion Project (download)

Coffin Texts Word Index

Egyptological Abbreviations

Manuel de Codage
This page lays out the standardized adaptation of certain characters of the International Phonetic Association Alphabet in Hyper Text Mark-up Language (HTML) to enable the transliteration of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs in HTML-Web documents

Multilingual Egyptological Thesaurus

Oriental Institute Map Series
A series of specially prepared black-and-white maps of all the countries of the Middle East depicting the locations of both ancient and modern sites. Maps are available in two resolutions, including a fine resolution of 300 dpi appropriate for printing on a laser printer. Maps can also be fitted together to form a mosaic of the entire Middle East.

Prosopographia Aegypti
A database of ancient Egyptian personal names arranged into a large index. Names occur in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic alphabetical order. Includes hieroglyphic spelling and transliteration according to the Manual de Codage.

IAM Map Index
A project of the Classics Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to provide maps of the ancient world.

Wörterbuch der ägyptischen Sprache

Wörterbuch der ägyptischen Sprache: Zettelarchiv


Annual Egyptological Bibliography (AEB)
The AEB is the primary bibliographical resource for Egyptological research. It is published jointly by the International Association of Egyptologists and the Netherlands Institute for the Near East, and it contains abstracts (in German, French or English) of all Egyptological articles and monographs published from 1947 to the present. Volumes from 1992 onward are also freely available on the World Wide Web.
AEB 1992
AEB 1993
AEB 1994
AEB 1995
AEB 1996
AEB 1997-1999

Classified Bibliographical Database of Ancient Egyptian Medicine and Medical Practice Including: Palaeopathology, Biology, and Human Anthropology (from A.D. 1676 to the Present) by Peter A. Piccione
A comprehensive computerized bibliography of all scholarly publications, written since A.D. 1676, on the subjects of ancient Egyptian medicine, medical and magical practices, physicians, pharmacology, pharmacopoeia, veterinary medicine, human biology, palaeopathology, Egyptian ethnologies, etc. A work in progress still under completion.

Nestor Bibliography Home Page

Theban Mapping Project Bibliography

Near Eastern Archaeology Bibliography

Women in Ancient Egypt by Janet H. Johnson.
Located on the pages of Diotìma: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World, catalogued under "Ancient Near East", as the bibliography for a graduate level class.

Women in the Ancient Near East: A Select Bibliography of Recent Sources in The Oriental Institute Research Archives by Terry Wilfong.


American Journal of Archaeology (AJA)
The AJA is the official vetted journal of the Archaeological Institute of America. Although its articles most frequently pertain to the Greek and Roman world, it also occasionally contains works related to ancient Egypt and the Near East.

Archaeology Magazine
Archaeology Magazine is a publication of the Archaeological Institute of America more popularly oriented than the AJA. Articles are timely reports by scholars for the public on recent discoveries. More frequently contains articles about Egypt than the AJA.

Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR)
BASOR is the official vetted journal of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Its articles generally focus on the history and archaeology of ancient Western Asia (Syria, Palestine, Israel, etc.), although occasionally articles related to Egypt appear.

Biblical Archaeologist (BA)
The Journal of Near Eastern Archaeology, previously entitled Biblical Archaeologist (BA), is the popularly oriented magazine of the American Schools of Oriental Research. While it generally pertains to the Near East, it occasionally runs articles related to ancient Egypt.

Bryn Mawr Classical Review (BMCR)

Internet Archaeology Home Page

Journal: Orient Express

KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt

Journal of Near Eastern Studies (JNES)

Liddell-Scott-Jones Lexicon

Luxor Magazine Online

National Geographic: Egypt Index

Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis (OBO)

Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur (SAK)

SAM Review 24


Electronic Open Stacks (EOS)
A project of The University of Chicago John Regenstein Library to make relevant older books publicly accessible over the Internet. Most titles pertain to the ancient Near East; a few relate to Egypt specifically.
EOS Contents Page

The following Egyptological titles are available for reading and downloading through EOS:

Allen, Thomas George. Egyptian Stelae in Field Museum.
Montet, Pierre. Scènes de la Vie Privée dans les Tombeaux Égyptiens
Petrie, William Flinders. Naukratis
Sethe, Kurt. Die Altaegyptischen Pyramidentexte
Smith, G. Elliot. The Royal Mummies


CCER List of Egyptologists: America

Directory of North American Egyptologists

E-mail addresses of Egyptologists

Egyptologist's Electronic Forum

Informationsblatt of German Egyptology

Meroitic Mailing List Rules & Subscription Info


Egyptian Museum Artifacts

Harvard Semitic Museum

Harvard Semitic Museum Exhibit: "The Sphinx and the Pyramds"

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Musei Archeologici

Musei Vaticani

Museo Egizio Torino

Museum Tours - The Virtual Egyptian Museum

Oxyrhynchus Papyri Main Menu

The Egyptian Museum

University of Michigan Papyrus Collection

University of Michigan: "Traditions of Magic"


Afrocentric Debate

Alexandria Library (Catholic Encyclopedia)

Ancient Egypt Medicine

Bernal, Review of Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as History, by M. R. Lefkowitz.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina - The revival of the Library of Alexandria - Entry Point

"Building Bridges to Afrocentrism: A Letter to My Egyptological Colleagues"

Decline of Library of Alexandria

The Egyptian Economy and Non-royal Women: Their Status in Public Life

Lefkowitz, "Response to M. Bernal, Review of Not Out of Africa".

Mythinglinks: Africa's Opening Page

Narmer Serekh Sign

Newcastle Brown Ale - Ancient Egyptian Beer

The Nile's Other Kingdom

"Nubia: The Land Upriver"

Papyrus Westcar Home Page

The Plateau: Official Website of Zahi Hawass

Report and Comments on the Black Athena Session at the 1995 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association"

Senet: A Game of Ancient Egypt

Archaeological/Classical Links

Ancient Studies
Archaeological Remote Sensing Consortium
Archaeology Info Page
Classics Course Database
IAM Map Index
MIT: Internet Classics Archive
Commentarium: Ancient World in Popular Press
Ring of Classics
The Ancient World Web: Main Index
Comprehensive List of Archaeological Links

ArabNet -- Egypt, Contents
Nubia SIS Page


Ashmolean/Oxford Libraries Catalog

Brooklyn Museum Wilbour Library: Recent Acquisitions

Heidelberg University: Egyptology Library Catalogue

New York Public Library On-Line Catalog

Princeton University Library: Master List of Finding Aids in Manuscript and like Collections

U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)
The NLM is one of the most comprehensive sources in the world for the bibliography of medicine, medical practice, and the history of medicine. It is now possible to access MEDLINE and search the library catalog freely through the Grateful Med (below).
MEDLINE: Advanced PubMed
MEDLINE: Grateful Med

University of Chicago Library Catalog

The University of Chicago John Regenstein Library Catalog: Search

Waseda University: Bibliography of Architectural History