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- Important centre in the Naqada and Early Dynastic Periods. Includes information, maps and photographs of a range of artifacts.
- Provides an overview, a guidebook, a model of the city, current research, and preservation of ancient Akhetaten. Illustrated with maps, diagrams, and color photos.
Ancient Egypt: History and Chronology
- Dariusz Sitek provides much information on the prehistory, chronology, timelines, sources, genealogy, tombs and pyramids of Egypt.
The Antiquity of Man
- A comprehensive academic website covering the Predynastic and Early Dynastic Periods of Egypt, hominid evolution, and exposing the vacuum of pseudoscience. Includes: summaries of current academic thinking, research projects and debates.
- A site for archaeological databases.
- Settlement in Middle Egypt. Includes information and photographs of a range of artifacts found in the many tombs.
The Berenike Project
- History and reports on the excavations at the site and the survey of the Egyptian Eastern Desert, from 1994 to the present.
Bir Umm Fawakhir
- Insights into ancient gold mining community in the central Eastern Desert of Egypt.
The Bir Umm Fawakhir Project
- Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago survey of a 5th-7th century site in Egypt.
Bradshaw Foundation: The Pyramids of Egypt
- Nabil Swelim provides a number of articles on the pyramids and how they were built.
The Discovery of the Tombs of the Pyramid Builders at Giza
- An illustrated article by Dr. Zahi Hawass on the tombs of artisans and administrators who worked on the Giza pyramid complexes.
The Eastern Desert Ware Pages
- Eastern Desert Ware (EDW) refers to a rather recently identified corpus of relatively small, hand-made vessels with a remarkable surface treatment, mostly dating from the 4th-6th centuries AD and found in the Eastern Desert, between the Nile and the Red Sea.
Egypt Exploration Society: Research
- Provides reports on various projects including a survey of Memphis and the Delta Survey.
- From NASA, the site, known as Nabta, is between 6,000 and 6,500 years old, or about 1,000 years older than Stonehenge.
- Important settlement and cemetery site in Upper Egypt. Includes information and photographs of some artifacts.
The Epigraphic Survey
- Oriental Institute at University of Chicago survey of Luxor directed by W. Raymond Johnson.
Excavations at Amheida
- The Columbia University digging of a settlement in the Dakhleh Oasis from the 3rd millennium BCE Old Kingdom to the 6th century CE early Christian period. Student information, maps, reports and bibliography.
Giza Archives Project
- Provides integrated, online access to the excavations of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Harvard University. Includes panoramic views, archives, and a database.
The Giza Plateau Mapping Project
- Research on the geology and topography of the Giza plateau, construction and function of the Sphinx, Great Pyramids, associated tombs and temples, and the Old Kingdom town in the vicinity.
Giza Pyramids: Follow the Excavation
- Information about the 1997 excavation work at the Giza pyramids by Mark Lehner, from Nova Online.
- Important town with palace, town and necropolis at the entrance to the Fayum. Includes information, maps and photographs of a range of artifacts and tombs.
- Cemeteries and settlement site, of prime importance in the Pre- and Early Dynastic Period. Includes information, maps, plans and photographs of artifacts.
How to Build a Pyramid
- Article by Bob Brier describing the external ramp and crane theories for the construction of the Giza Pyramid, and putting forward a new internal ramp theory, as presented by Jean-Pierre Houdin.
Karanis: An Egyptian Town in Roman Times
- Discoveries of the excavation by the University of Michigan (1924-1935) of this village that existed from the mid-3rd century BCE to the end of the 5th century CE.
- Koptos was an important place since at least the Early Dynastic Period. Includes information, map and photographs of a range of artifacts.
KV-10 - Amenmesse Project
- Report on excavations in KV-10, the tomb of Amenmesse, with background and history, season summaries, a diagram of the tomb, and color photos.
The Luxor-Farshut Desert Road Project
- (Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago) Survey of a desert site which has revealed various ancient graffiti.
- Administrative centre of Egypt in the Old Kingdom, much of the New Kingdom, and the Late Period. Includes information and photographs of a range of artifacts.
- Meydum is the site of a cemetery from the beginning of the Fourth Dynasty and also the first "true" pyramid. Includes a map, information and photographs of a range of artifacts.
- Settlement and cemeteries, including the ancient town, Nubt. Includes information, maps and photographs.
Oxyrhynchus Papyri Project
- Excavated in Egypt in the early 1900s, these papyri have restored to us lost Greek texts. Oxford University provides an online exhibition, conference proceedings, photographs and published volumes.
A Philosophy of Colours
- From Al-Ahram Weekly, Alexandria's state-of-the-art and long-awaited National Museum is open.
- A series of cemeteries near the modern village of Qau. Includes information and photographs of a range of artifacts.
- Official website of the Leiden Excavations in the New Kingdom necropolis at Saqqara in Egypt, a joint project of the National Museum of Antiquities at Leiden, the Netherlands, and Leiden University. Includes history, a timeline, photos, and a map.
- A collection of cemeteries south of the Fayum. Includes maps, information and photographs of a range of artifacts.
Survey and Excavation Projects in Egypt
- Provides news, updates, dig information, and satellite imaging of projects of the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto.
- Tarkhan is one of the most important cemeteries from the time of state formation (about 3000 BC), with over 200 tombs. Includes information, map and photographs of a range of artifacts.
The Theban Mapping Project
- A comprehensive archaeological database of Thebes. Visit each tomb in the Valley of the Kings through the interactive atlas with plans, descriptions, images and movies. Articles on the history of Thebes, tomb development and decoration. Staff, progress reports and publications.
- Important town from the New Kingdom onwards. Includes maps, information and photographs of a range of artifacts.
The Tomb of Senneferi
- Nigel Strudwick of Cambridge University describes his excavation at Theban Tomb 99, Luxor. Location, Senneferi and his family, history, architecture, wall paintings, dig diaries, publications. Includes plans, photographs and Quicktime VR movies.
Topographical and Petrological Survey of Ancient Egyptian Quarries
- Features a methodology paper by James A. Harrell and V. Max Brown, University of Toledo. Includes photos and maps.
Valley of the Kings Foundation
- Offers news about the Amarna Royal Tombs Project and an overview of the Foundation's work.
- Joint project between Manchester Museum and Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. Visitors have the chance to explore pyramid builders' town in virtual reality and to search the collections.
Waseda University Egyptian Expedition
- Detailed reports on excavations at Dashur North, Malqata, tomb of Amenophis III, the Theban Necropolis, Abusir South, the Khufu Boat and al-Fustat. The pyramids survey at Giza.
The Weights and Measures of Ancient Egypt
- Illustrated article by Jimmy Dunn.
In Egyptian Desert, Cells of Earliest Monks
- The International Herald Tribune reports on the discovery of 4th-century monastic cells at St. Anthony's Monastery. (September 27, 2005)
BBC News Online: Library of Alexandria Discovered
- Dr David Whitehouse reports that archaeologists have found what they believe to be the site of the fabled Library of Alexandria, often described as the world's first major seat of learning. (May 12, 2004)
Antiquities for Sale
- From Al-Ahram Weekly, Christie's and Sotheby's are just two of the most famous halls where antiquities are auctioned off every day. (November 13, 2003)
Egyptians Arrested in Mummy Plot
- From the Capital-Journal, a senior Egyptian official and six other government employees have been arrested for trying to sell a mummy to an undercover officer, police said Friday (November 01, 2003)
Cleopatra's Palace Found
- Obscured by murky water for more than 1,500 years, remains of the ancient capital of the Ptolemies have been found in Egypt's Port of Alexandria, reports Archaeology. (March 01, 1997)
Tombs of the Unknown Workers
- Discovery of the tombs of the pyramid builders. (August 11, 1996)
Secrets of the Lost Tomb
- Discovery of a large tomb complex by Kent Weeks. (May 29, 1995)
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