On-line Egyptological Bibliographies, Databases, Search Engines, and Other Resources
Compiled for the Egyptologists' Electronic Forum (EEF).
version 28 (July 2012)
(I) Selected Bibliographies for Ancient Egypt
(A) General Bibliographies
(B) Subject Bibliographies (One Topic Only)
- The Ancient Egypt Site Bibliography:
bibliography on the website of Jacques Kinnaer with over 300 titles.
Sections: Miscellaneous (Introductions; Mummies; Pyramids, Society,
Research Tools); Arts (General; Sites & Monuments; Museum Catalogues;
Exhibition Catalogues); History (General; By Period); Language (Grammars;
Sign Lists; Dictionaries; Semantic Studies); Literature (Text Publications;
Translations); Religion (General; Life After Death; Mythology; Rituals & Temples);
Sciences (Miscellaneous; Astronomy; Medicine).
- The Bibliography of Ancient Egypt: extensive bibliography on the website of Francesca Jourdan.
Sections: General Titles; Anthropology; Influence of Egypt; Chronology; Archaeology;
Art & Architecture; Biographies [of Egyptologists]; Language & Literature; Economy & State; Law & Institutions; Spirituality; Society [general titles, women, beauty/cosmetics, diet, etc);
Artistic & Sport Issues [incl. Music CDs]; Science & Medicine; Astronomy & Mathematics; Technology; Environment; Animal World; Relations with other Countries; Religion;
Cities & Archaeological Sites; Bible; History; Pharaohs; Monuments & Tombs; Dictionaries & Atlases; Museum & Travel Guides; Novels & Fiction; Children's Books; Cartoon Books;
Videos; CD-Roms; In honour of... [Honorary/Memorial volumes]. Further: Recent Book Reviews; Links of Interest; Web Rings.
- OI's Recommanded Reading on Ancient Egypt: bibliography
on the website of the Oriental Institute (Chicago).
Sections: General Reference Books; Books for Students; Egyptian Religion;
Hieroglyphs and Egyptian Literature; Mummies and Mummification; Art: Composition, Themes and Theory; Art: Sources for Specific Chronological
Periods; Building and Construction of Temples.
- Kent Weeks' Bibliography for Ancient Egypt:
extensive bibliography on the KV5 website, in due time 30,000 titles.
Sections: Abbreviations; Theban Mapping Project;
Egyptology as Discipline; Bibliographical Sources for Museums; The Natural Environment; Surveys of Ancient Egyptian Culture; Philosophy, Religion and Magic;
Social Organization & Society; Economy; Performing Arts; Physical Recreative Activities; Science and Medicine; Technology and Minor Arts & Crafts;
Theban Sites. Every section has several subsections.
- Selected Bibliography by Brown University:
Brown's Egyptological Department provides a "starting point" for the interested
Sections: General Works and Histories; Art and Literature; Hieroglyphs;
Mummies; People and Daily Life; Pharaohs; The Pyramids; the Sphinx and Other Monuments;
Religion; Tutankhamun; Women in Ancient Egypt.
- Bibliography for History of Ancient Egypt: by Dr. Peter Piccione (Northwestern University)[at end of his page]
Sections: Art, Architecture and Technology; Crime and Punishment;
Ethnology of Egypt and Nubia; Greek, Egyptian and Near Eastern Relations and Historiography;
Historical Studies of Ancient Egypt; Land and Environment of the Nile Valley;
Language and Writing; Literacy and Education; Nubian History and Society; Religion of Egypt;
Translations and Anthologies of Egyptian Texts; Women in Egypt.
- Kasia's Library recommended Egyptological Literature by Kasia Szpakowska (several sections).
- Egyptian Reading List: a selection of Egyptological titles by Katherine Griffis (several sections)
(C) Personal Bibliographies (One Writer Only)
- Systematic Bibliography on Deir el-Medina: the Deir el-Medina Database (DMD) on the website of the Netherlands
Institute for the Near East (NINO).
- Ancient Nubia: A Selected Bibliography of Recent Works: by Peter A. Piccione; with also Egyptian-Nubian
- Bibliography on
Tuna el-Gebel (Hermopolis West) by Dieter Kessler, University of Munich, Germany.
- The Late Dynasty 18: alphabetical bibliography by Marshall F. Johnson.
- Akhetaten Excavation Reports: by Marshall F. Johnson.
- Egyptian law
publications about Ismant el-Kharab, ancient Kellis.
- Seti I: website dedicated to this king, with several texts from his tomb, with (URL) bibliography about his reign.
- Hatshesput: website dedicated to this queen and her time, incl. complete documentation of the Chapelle Rouge.
bibliography on ancient Sudan.
- Kadero, bibliography about the excavations in this Sudanese site.
- Early Dynastic Egypt: Dynasty 1-3; site
of Francesco Raffaele with large bibliography.
- Hierakonpolis: bibliography about and refering to this site.
- Edfu-Project of the University of Hamburg, Germany
- The annotated Genealogy of the Ptolemies, by Chris Bennett, with links
to available online classical, numismatic and papyrological sources.
- The Hawara Labyrinth, bibliography and virtual reality models (part of
the Digital Egypt project at University College London).
- Tomb of Harwa (TT 37)
- Tomb of Harwa, Tomb of Harwa
- Tomb of Djehuty (TT 11)
- Mut Precinct: bibliography of
recent excavations in the Precinct of the goddess Mut, Karnak.
- "Bibliographie Magie": bibliography about AE magic, by Axel Michaels.
- Shenhour: bibliography about this site, excavated by Belgian missions.
- The Petrie Museum's Digital Egypt for Universities website has bibliographies
on three sites: Tarkhan, Naqada,
- Website dedicated to the Polish-Egyptian Archeological Mission at Sakkara West
- Website of the Waseda University Egyptian Expedition to Dahshur.
- Saqqara Online, website dedicated to the Leiden Excavations in the New Kingdom Necropolis at
- The Amarna Royal Tombs Project, the Valley of the Kings Foundation website.
- The Qift Regional Expedition: website with the reports of the Australian mission at Koptos.
- Djehuty Project: the Spanish work in the tombs TT11 (Djehuty) and TT12 (Heri).
- Kahun: reconstructions and database.
- Deir al-Barsha, an interdisciplinary research
- Dra' Abu el-Naga Cartographic Project (DANCP)
- The Theban Mapping Project (TMP), bibliography on the Valley of the Kings.
- Annals of Thutmosis III, selective bibliography (in PDF)
- Hatshepsut (German)
- Nahal Tillah (site in Palestine, but with
- Tomb of Senenmut, project by the IEAE surrounding TT353.
- Tomb of Iufaa, excavation report of the tomb of a priest in the Persian period.
- Amheida, idem, Columbia University excavations at this site.
- The Giza Archives Project of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
- The mastaba of Akhethetep of the Musée du Louvre
- The Niagara Falls Mummy, an online study by the University of Tuebingen.
- Tell Tebilla and the South Sinai Survey and Excavation Project
- Pharmacopoea Aegyptia et Graeco-Aegyptia, bibliography on AE pharmacopoeia.
- Classified Bibliographical Database of Ancient Egyptian Medicine and Medical Practice
- Alexandria docta, bibliography on papyri found in Alexandria.
- Old Kingdom Archaeology
- Tell el Borg: website of the archaeological mission working in N. Sinai.
- The Dakhleh Oasis Project (DOP)
- Ptolemaica: "une bibliographie sur l'Égypte lagide."
- Ptolemaic: A Selective Bibliography (Pdf-file: 215 KB)
- La bataille de Qadech. Récits et images: website dedicated to the Battle of Kadesh.
- Vorläufige Bibliographie Magie
- Sa el-Hagar (Sais) Bibliography
- The Karnak Hypostyle Hall Project of the University of Memphis
- Kom Firin, fieldwork at this site in the Western Delta.
- Medinet Madi and Khelua, Archeological Mission of the University of Pisa at these sites.
- Dra Abu el Naga, the Spanish Mission in TT1 and TT12.
- The Theban Tombs Publication Project: the tombs of Ahmose (no. 121) and Rây (no. 72).
- Medinet Madi and Khelua: archeological mission of the University of Pisa at these sites.
- Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham, about the excavations at this site.
- Tell Abqa', the University of Liverpool excavations of the Ramesses II fortress in the Western Delta.
- Saqqara Geophysical Survey Project.
- TT320, the Deir el-Bahri royal cache.
- Akhmim Mummy Studies Consortium
- Tell Edfu Project
Publications by individual Egyptologists (also CVs and personal web sites) - now due to size a seperate PAGE.
(II) Online Bibliographical Databases et.al. for Egyptology and Papyrology
- Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae (TLA): website with ancient Egyptian and Demotic texts with German translations. If
you click on transcribed words you will get a list of similar usages in the database. There are also links to the Digital Slip Archive (DZA, see below).
Heidelberg Egyptological Database: a database of Egyptological literature, of the University Library of Heidelberg,
containing over 10.000 titles (no journals). You can search for authors, titles,
ISBN, institutions, year of publication and the like. You can jump to the
search engine here or here ("Fachkatalog Aegyptologie").
- "Literaturdatenbank" of the Institut für Ägyptologie und Koptologie der Westfälischen
Wilhelms-Universität Münster; 38,000 titles, with Search function.
- AIGYPTOS, a database for quick and precise search for Egyptological publications.
By the Institute of Egyptology, University of Munich, in cooperation with the Institute of Egyptology in
- Prosopographisches Lexikon der Frauen nicht-koeniglicher Herkunft auß dem Neuen Reich, a Goettinger Datenbank-Projekt
with the data on ca. 4500 non-royal women (titles, family, etc.).
- The Annual Egyptological Bibliography (AEB),
on the NINO website (in cooperation with the IAE); carrying the volumes AEB 1992-1996 which are
available for on-line browsing, and a list of newly published books and articles (1997-1999).
- Bibliography of Ancient Egypt:
Information about the "BA - Bibliographie Altaegypten 1822-1946".
- The Centre for Computer-aided Egyptological Research: Egyptological
Resources, for example: Catalog of the 6900 signs available in
the Extended Library,version 2;
Prosopographia Aegypti (online),
database of 58.000 Ancient Egyptian private names, based on the archives of the WB;
Multilingual Egyptological Thesaurus,
now consisting of seven languages (English, Dutch, German, French,
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese).
- The Global Egyptian Museum (GEM) of CCER, a virtual Egyptian museum where ten European museums
are displaying more than 6,600 objects, and that amount will increase in time. Access is only free for the first 24 hours.
- OI Research Archives On-Line Catalogue,
catalogue of the Oriental Institute, Chicago, that can be searched by keyword (like name of author), as
magazines are broken down in seperate articles.
- A list of the existing
Digitalized Egyptological Literature at the University of Heidelberg website.
- The University of Chicago Library's EOS
(Electronic Open Stacks), with several digitalized books on Egyptology, among which Sethe's
Die Altaegyptischen Pyramidentexte.
- The "Altägyptisches Wörterbuch" (AAEW) of the Berlin -
Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften. With the Digitalisierten Zettelarchiv (DZA),
the Digitized slip archive of the Woerterbuch der aegyptischen Sprache; Project Altaegyptisches Woerterbuch, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften.
The Beinlich Wordlist: a search engine for Ancient Egyptian, created by Nigel Strudwick
- Demotische Wortliste (DWL), Demotic database that allows
online searches for word parts and determinatives.
- Bibliographical Abbreviations & Links: on the EEF website;
abbreviations of titles of Egyptological magazines, series and reference works; with links if journals and publishers have a Web presence or an e-mail address.
- "Deir el Medine Online" provides photographs, transcription, and translation of non-literary hieratic ostraca from Deir el Medine.
- "The Deir el-Medina Database", an intermediate presentation of the ongoing
research project "A Survey of the New Kingdom Non-literary Texts from Deir el-Medina of Leiden University".
- The Theban Mapping Project (TMP), a very extensive website about the
Valley of the Kings, incl. an interactive atlas, narrated tours, a searchable database of texts and images, articles, bibliography, etc.
- The On-line Geographical Information System of the Theban Necropolis (OLGIS-TN): a GIS syetme for the cemeteries of Western Thebes.
- Ägyptologische Datenbank AHA, Berlin, incl. Datenbank altägyptischer Särge und Sarkophage (DASS), and
Ägyptologische Universaldatenbank SESCH.
- Lepsius's "Denkmäler aus Aegypten und Aethiopien" digitization project
of the Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle (Saale), Germany; (general project info)
- The Leuven Database of Ancient Books (LDAB) (papyrology) is now on-line; linked to
The Leuven Homepage of Papyrus Collections (LHPC) and the Prosopographia Ptolemaica.
- The Catalogue of Mythographic Papyri (CMP)
- The Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS) (the catalogues of six American
- The Theban Necropolis Database: "The purpose of this database is to introduce all the data available so far
concering the details of the private tombs in the Theban Necropolis, such as location, plan, the name and title of the owner, family relationship, wall
decoration, funerary cones, etc., and the complete bibliography of the past research, in order to prepare the framework and to enhance the future
research of the Theban Necropolis."
- Totenbuch-Projekt Bonn: the project has assembled a
database with over 3.400 sources with BD-spells. "Am Computer können die Forscher so nach etwaigen Gemeinsamkeiten der
Texte suchen." (URL).
- Trismegistos [TM] : a platform aiming to surmount barriers of
language and discipline in the study of Late Period Egypt (roughly BC 800 - 800 AD). It includes the
Demotistische Literaturübersicht (DemLü) and
the online database Demotic and Abnormal Hieratic Texts [DAHT],
that aims to provide information about all published (and semi-published) texts written in these two scripts.
- Wortdiskussionen, a project website of the Ägyptologischen Seminars
der Universität Basel that compiles a database of the occurences of words, artefacts and monumnets, and personal names in a range of journals.
- MeKeTRE Project: “Middle Kingdom Tomb Relief Evolution”, a database project of the Institute for
Egyptology at the University of Vienna that aims to collect, research, and study the reliefs and paintings of Middle Kingdom tombs systematically.
(III) Databases for Egyptological dissertations and theses in progress
See EEF threads of March 2000 and of June 2001.
- USA/Canada: at ABZU - URL
(specifically Egyptology) and URL
(proposals at the University of Chicago)
- France: at URL (general), and at Thotweb - URL (specifically Egyptology;
also entries from Germany, Belgium and Italy).
- Australia: at Macquarie University - URL (specifically Egyptology)
- Germany/Austria/Switzerland: in the Informationsblatt der deutschsprachigen Ägyptologie
- URL (specifically Egyptology, look under the
individual institutes) (NB: This online version of INFO is of 1997...so for the current info you will need the paper version of
- Great Britain/Ireland: URL (general)
- University Microfilms Dissertation Database (UMI) - URL
and URL (accessible via libraries that subscribe to ProQuest)
- ProQuest, Online Dissertation Services - URL
- British Library's Document Supply Centre - URL
- Canadian Thesis Service (through the National Library of Canada) - URL
- OpenThesis.org: a free searchable thesis and dissertation database that has account features such as
saved searches, alerts, and portfolios to organize documents.
(IV) Databases for Egyptological Photographs
- The Egypt Archive of Jon Bodsworth.
- Datenbank zum Photoarchiv H.W. Müller (Sondersammelgebiet Ägyptologie
der UB Heidelberg)
- Hundreds of old photos of Egyptian monuments can be found at the
Griffith Institute, Oxford and the
Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
- Fotosearch: Stock Photography and Stock Footage: image search engine allowing you to search
over 1.3 million images from over 50 stock photography, stock illustration, and video footage publishers at one website. Both royalty free
images and rights managed images. This online photography archive includes thousands of pictures of Egypt. All the photos are high resolution,
professionally produced, and searchable by keyword. Browsing through the online museum is free, and there are no access charges, registration
requirements, or usage limits.
- Alain Guilleux's "Une promenade en Egypte", has hundreds of photos of monuments and artefacts
(texts are in French), arranged by place/site.
- Photographic Archive Collection of the Frank H. McClung Museum,
some 121 19th - early 20th century prints related to ancient and modern Egypt.
- Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz, database of the photo agency of the Prussian Cultural Heritage
Foundation in Berlin.
- Egyptology Stock Images at Can Stock Photo, includes hundreds of Egyptology and Egypt images among its more
than 2.5 million stock images and footage clips (downloads start at $1).
- Egyptological Stock Photography at Graph Stock Photography, allows users to search from more than 5 million images (starting at $5), including almost 16,000 stock images of Egypt and Egyptology.
(V) Publications by Egyptological societies and institutes
- Internet-Beiträge zur Ägyptologie und Sudanarchäologie (IBAES)
a fully web-based series published at the Richard-Lepsius-Institute of the Humboldt-University of
Berlin (former Seminar für Sudanarchäologie und Ägyptologie).
- SUE Publications (The Uruguyan Society of Egyptology)
- Publications of the Griffith Institute, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
- Publications of Research Projects of the Department of Egyptology of
the University of Hamburg, Germany
- Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften: Altägyptisches
Wörterbuch - Publikationen
- Publikations of the Institut
für Ägyptologie, University of Vienna, Austria
- Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Ägyptologie in München und
seiner Mitarbeiter, Germany
Publications of the Ägyptologisches Seminar of the University of Bonn, Germany
- Publications in preparation, forthcoming, or recently published, as
announced by IACS members (and others), in: Newsletter, nr. 40, 2000 - URL
Publikation des Aegyptologischen Seminars Basel, Switzerland (ab 1995)
- IFAO publications (Boustany's Publishing House, sole agent and distributor)
- The Carlsberg Papyrus Collection: Inventory (Carsten Niebuhr
Institute, University of Copenhagen)
- Publications of the Institut für Ägyptologie of the University of
Würzburg, Germany (since 1995)
- Publications of the Seminar für Ägyptologie der Universität
- Publications of the Collège de France,
currently published by Editions Soleb.
(V) General Book Search Engines, Publishers and Book Sellers
EEF has no commercial ties with any of the following booksellers;
the links are listed here merely as service to EEF members, should they want to browse for books (e.g. want to check for
availability or prices). (* = also out-of-print/used books; not all have been checked)
- Three meta-search engines for new and used books, that search several databases of bookdealers (online and not online):
Bookfinder, Addall Search, and
Advanced Book Exchange. They partly overlap.
Some of the stores covered: 1BookStreet.com, A1Books,
Powell's Books, Alibris (*),
Antiqbook (*), Bibliofind (*),
BookAvenue.com (*), Global Book Mart (*),
Half.com (*), Usedbooks.com (*),
- Other meta-search engines: Bibliopolis. Direct Textbooks (*) (helps you search over 30 online
bookstores for new and used books plus rental and ebooks). Chambal.com (allows to compare prices of books across major online book sellers in real time, plus
various other services). BooksPrice.com (search and compare the price of several books together).
- Specialized Booksellers: specialized in Egyptology, of course. Museum Books (was: Museum Bookshop) (London, UK, specialist mail order service)
(catalogue "Egyptology"). Atleest (Leiden, Holland)(online catalogue). Halos Books on Archaeology (Holland; with online Egyptology catalogue).
Otto Harrassowitz (email@example.com; "Catalogue AO 684" about Egyptology, Papyrology, Coptology;
now online). S.N. Librairie Orientaliste Paul
Geuthner S.A. (Paris, France). Smitskamp Oriental Antiquarium (Holland; online catalogue Nr. 623 "Sand and Paper",
section: "Nile & Euphrates"). Egypt Book (Turin, Italy)(firstname.lastname@example.org; with online catalog).
Ancient History Books (UK)(email@example.com, with catalogue on Egypt).
Maat Books and Prints (USA), Biblio-Orient (France; *),
Leila Books (Cairo, Egypt)(sole distributor of all IFAO publications).
Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis (the OBO
series also carries some Egyptological volumes). Archeobooks (specializes in rare, antiquarian, used and new books about archaeology, egyptology,
exhibition and museum catalogues, excavation reports etc. Archeobooks also sells rare scholarly books issued in Eastern and Central Europe).
- General bookdealers: J. Eisenbraun (with ANE catalogue), Bookwire,
So.CA Used Bookstores, BibliOZ.com, The Book Search Wizard (*)(Australia), Ankh Antiquarian Books (Australia)(*),
Archaelogia (*), Eisenbraun Scholar's Source Used Book List (*)
ZVAB (Germany)(*), Antikvariat
(Scandinavia) (*), Alapage (France) (*), Chapitre (France)(*),
France Antiques (France) (*), Oxbowbooks (with section on Egyptology), JustBooks (German antiquarian bookdealer),
Association of Swiss Antiquarian Book and Print Dealers, QM Dabney (*), Books at Sixpence (UK)(*), Book Browser, Blackwell,
Bol.com, Bol.fr, Papyrus Books,
Louis Collins, B&B Smith,
Hyla Arborea + EgyptWorld (two nice Egyptological selections of Amazon titles), Ars Libri (*),
Berkelouw Books (*) (Australia), Dove Booksellers (*), Kessinger Publishing (*),
Schoenhof's (Cambridge MA), Atticus Books (*), Caliver Books (*),
Internet Bookshop (*), Boekenvondst.nl (*)(Dutch antiquarian books), The BookWire Index (*),
Antiquarian De Boekenbeurs (*), Mare Magnum Librorum (*),
Sandpiper Books Ltd / Postscript Mail Order, L'Ex-Libris (*) (French used books), Bookbyte.com (*)(new & used college textbooks), Chegg (*)(sells and rents used textbooks, and plants a tree for every book bough or rented).
- ABZU Page
on Books: collection of publishers and booksellers dealing with Ancient Near Eastern materials,
by Charles E. Jones.
- Archaeology on the Net, Book database:
also new releases each month.
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