Archaeology & Sites

The Rosetta Stone

A brief study about the deciphering of the ancient Hieroglyphs and the discovering of the Rosetta Stone. [Bible History Online Study]

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Archaeologists find new treasures of ancient Egypt

GIZA, Egypt (CNN) -- Archaeologists have uncovered new treasures of ancient Egypt: three exquisitely preserved wooden statues of a royal palace official, a small pyramid of an Old Kingdom queen and part of the queen's temple. "This discovery proves that you never know what the sand of Egypt hides in secrets," said Professor Zahi Hawass, director of the antiquities-rich Giza plateau. [archaeology]

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Centre for Archaeology at Monash University

in Victoria, Australia. Currently excavating in Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt; Dakhleh Oasis lies 800km south-west of Cairo and has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Situated above artesian springs, Dakhleh Oasis forms part of a chain of oases and trade routes that start in the Nile Valley in the north of the country and rejoin the river at modern Luxor, Aswan and in the northern Sudan.

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Ancient Sudan/Nubia Site Map

Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. This first installment of the Oriental Institute Map Series presents seven Site Maps covering the ancient Near East (Egypt, Sudan, The Levant, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran), locating primary archaeological sites, modern cities, and river courses set against a plain background. They enlarge to 300 dpi.

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EGYPT - Sakkara

Tour Egypt - An Overview of Saqqara Proper in Egypt. Also see the Photographic Archive Series with high resolution photos. Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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EGYPT - Tutankhamun Statue

Photographic Archive Series with high resolution photos. Oriental Institute, University of Chicago.

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3D models of Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt in 3D Models for Universities.

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Bir Umm Fawakhir Project

Oriental Institute. Archaeological Survey in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. Bir Umm Fawakhir is the first intensively studied ancient gold-mining town in Egypt, and the only one of its period in the Byzantine empire. Fawakhir is one of only two excavated Coptic/Byzantine towns (vs. monasteries) of the 5th - 6th century in Egypt, and the other, Jemê, at Medinet Habu across the Nile from Luxor, was removed to reach the New Kingdom temple. Bir Umm Fawakhir and other recently explored sites in the Eastern Desert of Egypt indicate that the Byzantine government was not too weak to control the desert, as has long been thought, but in fact continued to exploit its economic resources.

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Egyptological Fieldwork Directory

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