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Science: Social_Sciences: Archaeology: Periods_and_Cultures: Ancient_Egypt

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Akhet - Egyptian Religion and Temple Life
Features detailed information on the history of religion, creation myths, gods and goddesses, temples, the king and the priesthood, festivals, and other aspects Ancient Egyptian religion; also includes articles about queens and ordinary women and their daily lives.

The Ancient Egypt Film Site
Information on past and present films dealing with Ancient Egypt or Egyptology.

The Ancient Egypt Site
The history, language and culture of Ancient Egypt, by Egyptologist Jacques Kinnaer.

Ancient Egyptian Gardens
Ostracon 11(1). Ancient Egyptian gardens and their requirements are a complex subject. [PDF]

Aspects of Life in Ancient Egypt
Descriptions of daily life, material culture, social and political institutions, economy and geography of pharaonic Egypt

Date converter for Ancient Egypt
A scientific tool for converting calendar dates mentioned in Greek and Demotic Papyri from Egypt into Julian dates.

Dig Days: Hidden treasures on view
From Al-Ahram Weekly, can you imagine that an Ancient Egyptian physician once fitted a patient with a prosthetic toe?

Early Dynastic Egypt
Francesco Raffaele presents an illustrated history of the second and third dynasties, king by king, with references. Also corpora of First Dynasty labels and Early Dynastic inscriptions, and articles.

The Egypt Archive
Features photo archives of major Ancient Egyptian sites, and Ancient Egyptian antiquities collections in major museums.

Egyptian Royal Tombs of the New Kingdom
Maps, diagrams, and detailed information about the Egyptian Royal Tombs from Kelley L. Ross.

The Egyptologist's Electronic Forum
This mailing list has available online various archives, news items and Egyptology FAQs, as well as a comprehensive list of upcoming events in Egyptology.

Egyptology in Australia
Resources, collections, university programs, and fieldwork.

Egyptology in Poland
A portal for Polish Egyptology, includes a history, suggested readings, museums, links, and gallery.

Egyptology Resources
Internet resources, including mailing lists, news and gossip, contact information for institutes and individuals, journals and links from Nigel Strudwick.

Egypt's Treasures in Danger
Egypt calls for urgent action to save the monuments of the Nile Delta.

Encounters with Ancient Egypt
Conference at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 15-18 December 2000. Includes abstracts of papers.

Famous Lives
From Al-Ahram Weekly, Saqqara tomb of a scribe in Akhenaten's reign and a colossal statue of one of Ramses II's wives at Zagazig have shed more light on two famous Pharaohs.

Few Had Wealth in Ancient Egypt
From Nature, Most ancient Egyptians were on the poverty line while a handful of priest-kings held fabulous wealth.

Further Observations Concerning the Valley of the Kings
Article by Donald P. Ryan.

Gateway to Uruguayan Egyptology
Provides links to Web pages about ancient Egypt. [English and Spanish]

Giza Archives Project
Designed to serve as a centralized online repository for archaeological activity at the Old Kingdom Giza necropolis, beginning with the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavations (1902-1947). Page contains thousands of excavation photographs, expedition diary pages, object register book pages, maps, tomb plans and sections, books and articles.

Giza On Line
Articles about stone technology, the Sphinx and temples.

The Global Egyptian Museum
Includes 6,600 objects from 10 European collections, with extensive documentation and color photography.

Golden Hopes from Pharaoh's Map
BBC reports that geologists and engineers in Egypt are searching for gold using a 3,000-year-old map, believed to have been drawn by King Seti I.

Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh
Exhibition of the art and architecture created during the reign of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, who shared Egypt’s throne for nearly two decades in the early New Kingdom as senior co-ruler with her nephew, Tuthmosis III.

The Heqanakht Papyri
Review by Morris Silver of: James P. Allen's "The Heqanakht Papyri, New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art" ISBN: 1-58839-070-5. An analysis of Egyptian economics as seen through the lens of this text.

Hopkins in Egypt Today
Records day-by-day activities of the Johns Hopkins University Expedition archaeological team in Egypt. Features details of the excavations with photos.

The Land of the Pharaoh
Short essays on the period of 3000 years ancient Egypt.

National Geographic - Abydos: Egyptian Afterlife
April 2005 issue features story reports on recent archaeological discoveries, including new evidence which shows that human sacrifice helped populate the royal city of the dead. Written by John Galvin, with photographs by Kenneth Garrett.

Ptahhotep's Australian Egyptology Page
Egyptology contributions by Australia: excavations, coptology, and museum collections.

Reconstructing Ancient Egyptian Tombs
Features a brief history of ancient Egyptian tombs and monuments, with digital reconstruction of the tombs of Sennedjem and Inherkhau.

The Leiden Excavations in the New Kingdom necropolis at Saqqara, Egypt.

Secrets of the Pharaohs
PBS companion to the TV series focusing on new findings: genetic disease in the 18th dynasty; the tombs of the pyramid builders; mummy of a noblewoman and chantress from Luxor named Asru.

The Shaft, the Subway and the Causeway
Nigel Skinner-Simpson tries to track down the evidence behind stories of tunnels in the Giza plateau.

Some Observations Concerning Uninscribed Tombs in the Valley of the Kings
Scholarly article by Donald P. Ryan, from C.N. Reeves (ed.), After Tutankhamun: Research and Excavation in the Royal Necropolis at Thebes (1992).

Tel er-Rub'a
Large tel complex located about 100 km northeast of Cairo in the eastern Nile Delta.

Forum covers histories, cultures and customs from Nubia to ancient Egypt.

Travellers in Egypt
Articles and journals feature the history of ancient travellers in Egypt and Near East.

Wilbour Library of Egyptology
Collection of Egyptological works held at The Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Wonders of Ancient Egypt
Features the wonders, mysteries, religion and history of ancient and modern Egypt. With details and resources on related topics.

BBC: Pharaonic Tomb Find Stuns Egypt
An ancient tomb is discovered in the Valley of the Kings, the first since Tutankhamun's was found in 1922. (February 10, 2006)

New Tomb Opened in Egypt's Valley of Kings
National Geographic News report on the discovery of a previously unknown single-chamber 18th Dynasty tomb in the Valley of the Kings, just a few yards across a pathway from Tutankhamon's tomb. (February 10, 2006)

King Tut Liked Red Wine
Report about how Spanish scientists analyzed residues from a wine jar found in the tomb of this early ruler by using a new technique to determine the color of wine used in ancient jars. From the American Chemical Society. (March 15, 2004)

Elkab's Hidden Treasure
From Al-Ahram, a 17th dynasty inscription found three months ago in Upper Egypt uncovered a critical and previously unknown Kushite attack on Egypt. (July 31, 2003)

Ancient Egyptian Priest Settlement Uncovered
From Discovery News, 2,000-year-old priest settlement in southern Egypt has been discovered by Egyptian and German archaeologists. (July 15, 2003)

Fruitful Seasons
From Al-Ahram Weekly, excavations at Karnak Temple complex have been focusing on areas hitherto little explored, with rewarding results. (November 21, 2002)

Tableau May be Oldest Text
An article in the San Francisco Chronicle reporting that 5,250-year-old symbols unearthed near Luxor may predate Sumerian script. (April 16, 2002)

The Sounds of Ancient Egypt
Musicians believe music will help us understand ancient Egypt's spoken language. (May 11, 1997)


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