Egyptology Links and Resource List

Egyptology Reference Works

Online Egyptological Bibliography:

The O.E.B. is an Oxford database of Egyptological journal publications and books. If you are researching a topic in Egyptology, this is one of the best places to find relevant publications!

Porter and Moss’s Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings:

Porter and Moss is one of the most important reference works in the history of the discipline. Volumes I-VII systematically work through most sites in Egypt and Nubia, describing the architecture, ornamentation, and statuary in great detail, and provides references to publications of each aspect of the site. Volume VIII (still being digitized) describes statues and artifacts in museums around the world which lack any provenance.

Ancient Egyptian Literature Vol. I: The Old and Middle Kingdoms
Ancient Egyptian Literature Vol. II: The New Kingdom
Ancient Egyptian Literature Vol III: The Late Period

Miriam Lichtheim’s work on Egyptian Literature is a set of essential texts from ancient Egypt, and they are widely regarded as good translations. If you are interested in Egyptian mythology, poetry, funerary texts, philosophy, or documents from daily life, these volumes are an excellent place to start.

Egyptology Collections and Databases

Triarte – Online catalog of Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges’s collections

The British Museum Collection Database

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection

The J. Paul Getty Museum Collection

Boston Museum of Fine Arts Collection

Ashmolean Collections Online

The Turin Museo Egizio Database

The UCL Petrie Museum Catalog

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Collections

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Collections

Catalogue général des antiquités égyptiennes du Musée du Caire

The Theban Mapping Project

The Oriental Institute Digital Epigraphy Project

Trismegistos- An online database of papyrological and epigraphic evidence

Turin Papyrus Online Platform (Museo Egizio Collezione Papiri)

Papyri.info (formerly APIS-The Advanced Papyrological Information System)

St. Andrews Corpus of Egyptian Literature (with glyphs, translation, and transliteration)

Thesarus Linguae Aegyptiae

Digitized Egyptology Journals and Newsletters

EEF- Egyptologists’ Electronic Forum (listserv, archives, resources)

The 1905-1907 Breasted Expeditions to Egypt and the Sudan Photographic Catalogs

The Directory of North American Egyptologists

Academic Institutes

ARCE-The American Research Center in Egypt

The Egypt Exploration Society

IAE- The International Association of Egyptologists

OI- The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago

The Griffith Institute at Oxford University

AIA- The Archaeological Institute of America

The American Society of Papyrologists

CRE- Current Research in Egyptology

ASE- The Association for Students of Egyptology

ICYE- International Congress of Young Egyptologists

Landmark Egyptology Publications

Description De L’Egypt
~ Cumulative publication of Napoleon’s 1789 expedition to Egypt, 1809-1822

Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries within the Pyramids, Temples, Tombs and Excavations in Egypt and Nubia
~ by Giovanni Battista Belzoni, 1820

Lettre à M. Dacier
~ by Jean-François Champollion, 1822

Denkmäler aus Aegypten und Aethiopien (Monuments from Egypt and Ethiopia)
~ by Karl Richard Lepsius, 1849-1846

The Grammar of Ornament
~ by Owen Jones, 1856

A Thousand Miles up the Nile
~ by Amelia B. Edwards, 1877

The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians Vol. I, II, III
~ by Sir John Gardner Wilkinson, 1878

The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani

~ by E.A. Wallis Budge, 1885

Egypt Through the Stereoscope
~ by James Henry Breasted, 1900

Ancient Records of Egypt
~ by James Henry Breasted, 1906

Ancient Egyptian Paintings Vol. I , Vol II., Vol III.
~Nina Davies, 1936