The investigation of past cultures of the modern nationstate of Egypt through the study and scientific analysis of material remains (i.e., osteological, artifactual, architectural, etc.).
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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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)
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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