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AHST 1113: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

Beginning your Research

Beginning your Research

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Downloadable Sources

Oriental Institute, University of Chicago (Art/Symbolism Only)

  1. Creativity & Innovation in the Reign of Hatshepsut (ed. José Galán, Betsy M. Bryan, Peter F. Dorman)
  2. The Presentation of Maat: Ritual and Legitimacy in Ancient Egypt (Emily Teeter)
  3. Portrait Mummies from Roman Egypt ( I-IV Centuries A.D.) with a Catalog of Portrait Mummies in Egyptian Museums

Books & Articles Available to Download From The University of Memphis


Sources from the Netherlands Institute for the Near East / Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO)

This one is a bit tricky, as most of the sources are in Dutch/German/French.

  1. Egyptian Artists’ Sketches (E. Brunner-Traut)
  2. Who’s Who at Deir el-Medina (B.G. Davies)

Sources from the Czech Institute of Egyptology

Despite the dual titles on a lot of the files, the majority of the books from the English language site are in English (they warn you if it is in Czech).

  2. Abusir I-VI (Miroslav Verner, Ladisav Bares, Miroslav Barta)
  3. Abusir & Saqqara in the Year 2000 (Miroslav Barta, Jaromir Krejci)
  4. Memories of 4500 Years ago (Miroslav Barta)
  5. Forgotten Pharaohs, Lost Pyramids: Abusir (Miroslav Verner)

MFA Boston’s Complete Giza Digital Library

This is the complete corpus of publications from the MFA’s work on the Giza Plateau, available as downloadable pdfs.

Books available to download from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

In terms of your paper research, you should have a look at the Met’s bulletins & online journal editions, to see if your object/object time is mentioned.

  1. Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids
  2. Gifts for the Gods: Images from Ancient Egyptian Temples
  3. Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh
  4. The Royal Women of Amarna: Images of Beauty from Ancient Egypt