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AHST 1113: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

Beginning your Research

Beginning your Research

Online Reference Sources

Historical Context

General Reference Books

Background Information - Style and Function

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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

  1. http://www.memphis.edu/egypt/resources/onlinebiblio.php

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).

  1. http://egyptologie.ff.cuni.cz/?req=doc:ebooks&lang=en
  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. http://www.gizapyramids.org/static/html/authors_list.jsp

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