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Amarna, Capital City of Ancient EgyptAmarna, Capital City of Ancient Egypt - 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 Spice Route Between Egypt and IndiaAncient Spice Route Between Egypt and India - Popular Science reports that archaeologists have unearthed at Berenike on the Red Sea the most extensive remains to date from sea trade between India and Egypt during the Roman Empire.
The Antiquity of ManThe 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. ArchBaseArchBase - A site for archaeological databases.
The Berenike ProjectThe 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 FawakhirBir Umm Fawakhir - Ancient Egyptian gold mining site.
The Bir Umm Fawakhir SurveyThe Bir Umm Fawakhir Survey - Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago survey of a 5th-7th century site in Egypt. Crock of Byzantine Gold Found at Abu SirCrock of Byzantine Gold Found at Abu Sir - From Arabic News Hungarian archaeological team in Abu Sir, west Alexandria, recently unearthed five gold coins and a gold bracelet dating back to the Byzantine age, 4th century CE.
The Discovery of the Tombs of the Pyramid Builders at GizaThe 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 PagesThe 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 FieldworkEgypt Exploration Society Fieldwork - Reports on Memphis, El-Amarna, Qasr Ibrim, Sais and the Delta Survey. Egyptian MirageEgyptian Mirage - A database of 19th-century "studio photographs" of Egypt in the collection of the Griffith Institute, Oxford.
Egyptian StonehengeEgyptian Stonehenge - From NASA, the site, known as Nabta, is between 6,000 and 6,500 years old, or about 1,000 years older than Stonehenge. The Epigraphic SurveyThe Epigraphic Survey - Oriental Institute at University of Chicago survey of Luxor directed by W. Raymond Johnson.
Eternal EgyptEternal Egypt - Egypt's government and major museums collaborate with IBM to present high-resolution views of artifacts, interactive maps and timelines, and a collection of articles. Excavations at AmheidaExcavations 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. Plans, views, reports and bibliography.
Foundation MetrologyFoundation Metrology - New investigations into the earliest Egyptian measuring systems. Includes: the Saqqara Ostraca and Petrie's 1883 book in online version. Gateway To Ancient EgyptGateway To Ancient Egypt - Ancient Egyptian history, including the various dynasties and their pharaohs, religious and funerary beliefs, gods, pyramids, temples, tombs and photos.
Giza Archives ProjectGiza 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 ProjectThe 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 ExcavationGiza Pyramids: Follow the Excavation - Information about the 1997 excavation work at the Giza pyramids by Mark Lehner, from Nova Online. In Egyptian desert, cells of earliest monksIn Egyptian desert, cells of earliest monks - From the International Herald Tribune, men have retreated to the desert for centuries in search of God, drawn by the quiet and the isolation.
Karanis: An Egyptian Town in Roman TimesKaranis: 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. KV-10 - Amenmesse ProjectKV-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 ProjectThe Luxor-Farshut Desert Road Project - (Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago) Survey of a desert site which has revealed various ancient graffiti. North Kharga Oasis SurveyNorth Kharga Oasis Survey - Maps, color photos, descriptions of the archaeological sites, and annual fieldwork reports of the North Kharga Oasis Survey (NKOS), a project of the American University in Cairo and Cambridge University.
Odyssey in EgyptOdyssey in Egypt - Excavation in 1996 by Dr. Scott Carroll and Dr. Bas Van Elderen of the Monastery of St. John the Little (founded c.300 CE) at Wadi Natun. Includes diary, photographs and QuickTime videos. Oxyrhynchus Papyri ProjectOxyrhynchus 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 ColoursA Philosophy of Colours - From Al-Ahram Weekly, Alexandria's state-of-the-art and long-awaited National Museum is open. The RamesseumThe Ramesseum - Provides its history, a description of the temple, including a floorplan, its function, and later exploration. [French and English]


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