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Sites & excavations

The history and archaeology of the Nile valley and neighbouring regions (the oases, deserts and the Sinai) remain fascinating for millions worldwide and Ancient Egypt stands as probably the best documented ancient culture on the Web (early-2004), with regard to its plethora of archaeological sites and multinational excavations. Following is an alphabetical listing of sites and excavations within the Nile Valley and the surrounding deserts (including the Sinai).



Tell Abqa’in

Tell Abqa’in – University of Liverpool Excavations of the Ramesses II Fortress

Abu Mina

Abu Mina (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut)

Abu Rawash

Mission archéologique de l’Université de Genève à Abu Rawash (Égypte) – Neuvième saison (2003)(University of Geneva)

Preliminary Reports (bibliography, University of Geneva)

Abu Simbel

Temple of Ramesses II, Abu SimbelOriental Institute Photographic Archives: Egypt – Abu Simbel
Documents the appearance of Abu Simbel before the appearance of Lake Nasser.

The Great Temple of Abu Simbel – Virtual Tour(CCER)
Provides a photographic tour of the Great Temple’s interior, by means of a clickable map.


Waseda University Expedition to Abusir South

Tomb of Qar (Czech Institute of Egyptology Excavations)

Old Kingdom (Czech Institute of Egyptology)

Article: al-Ahram Weekly (02.01.03) – “The Missing Sun Temples”
Six Pharaohs of the Fifth Dynasty built massive sun temples at Abu Sir in addition to their pyramids, but only two have so far been found. Jill Kamil talks to the head of the Czech archaeological mission.


Abydos: Umm el-Qab – Ausgrabungen (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut)

The Pennsylvania-Yale Excavations at Abydos, Egypt

Excavation report: Émile Amélineau, Les nouvelles fouilles d’Abydos, Volumes 1 & 2, 1896, 1897. (PDF format)

Kelsey Museum Newsletter, Spring 2000: Janet Richards, “Weni the Elder and His Mortuary Neighbourhood at Abydos, Egypt”

Kelsey Museum Newsletter, Fall 2001: Janet Richards, “The Archaeology of Individuals at Abydos, Egypt”

Feature – “Ancient Egyptian Mayor’s House Discovered at Abydos, Egypt” (University of Pennsylvania Excavations – Temple of Senwosret III, Mayor’s House)

Abydos – Article / Abstract Collection, Archaeology Magazine

Abydos – COMPASS (British Museum)

el Adaima

el Adaïma – un site prédynastique de Haute-Egypte (French Foreign Ministry website)

Article: Historia Interactif – Béatrix Midant-Reynes et Eric Crubezy, “A Adaïma, ressuscite la vie d’avant les pharaons”


Alexandrie – Centre d’Etudes Alexandrines (CEA)

Alexandria – the Sunken Royal Quarters ( / Frank Goddio)

el Amarna

Amarna: Capital City of Egypt – EES / McDonald Institute (Cambridge University) webpage
Provides a convenient and detailed visitors’ guide to the city and tombs of el Amarna / Akhetaten, in addition to a basic overview of the work conducted by the University of Cambridge at the site.

Fieldwork at Amarna (Egypt Exploration Society / Barry Kemp, June 2003)

Bibliography: el Amarna (

Exploration: el Amarna (

Amarna – Ancient City of Akhetaten – Vistors’ Centre (

Tell el-Amarna – surveying an ancient city (University of Hull)

Insect Remains from Pharaonic Amarna, Egypt (Eva Panagiotakopulu / archaeology@sheffield)

Model – A villa from the city of Amarna (Royal Ontario Museum /

Amarna (Digital Egypt – Petrie Museum)


Excavations at Amheida (Columbia University)


el-Ashmunein Excavation 1980-1990 (British Museum)

Asasif (Luxor West Bank)

Scavi nella Tomba di Harwa (Francesco Tiradritti)

TT 37 – the Tomb of Harwa (Archaeological Museum of Milan)
[site no longer operational – see Internet Archive summary of pages available]

Behasna (Oxyrhynchus)

POxy – Oxyrhynchus Online


The Berenike Project (Universities of Delaware, California LA and Leiden)
Outlines the survey and excavation since 1994 of the Hellenistic-Roman site of Berenike on the Red Sea Coast, an important way-station in the ancient Mediterranean – South Asian “silk and spice” route.

Article: Popular Science (2002) – “Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Maritime Spice Route Between India, Egypt”


Pharaonic Tombs and Stone Quarries in Deir al-Barsha – Interdisciplinary Research of an Archaeological Site in Middle Egypt (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Bir Umm Fawakhir

The Bir Umm Fawakhir Project (University of Chicago)

Tell el-Borg

Tell el-Borg (Tell el-Borg Excavations)

Buto (Tell el Fara’in)

Buto – Siedlungsgrabung im Nildelta (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut)

Tell el-Dab’a

Model Reconstruction, Tell el-Dab'a CitadelModel Reconstruction – Hyksos Palace and Citadel (Homepage: Franz Hnizdo)

Forum Archaeologiae – Zeitschrift für klassische Archäologie 12 / IX / 1999 – “Recent Find of a Warrior Tomb with a Servant Burial in Area A/II at Tell el-Dab’a in the Eastern Nile Delta”


Old Kingdom (Czech Institute of Egyptology)

Expedition to Dahshur North (Waseda University)

Dakhleh Oasis

Dakhleh Oasis Project (Monash University)

Deir el Haggar

Deir el Haggar Visitor Information Center (University of Toronto)

Article: Royal Ontario Museum Archaeology Newsletter (1995) – Roberta L. Shaw, “Something Old, Something New: the Deir el-Haggar Visitor Centre”

Deir el-Medina

Aerial View, Deir el-Medina, Luxor West BankThe Deir el-Medina Database (University of Leiden)

Deir el-Medina Online (Institut für Ägyptologie München)

TT 1 – the Tomb of Sennedjem (virtual tomb reconstruction)

Article: KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt (Spring 2001) – Hany Farid & Samir Farid, “Unfolding Sennedjem’s Tomb” (PDF)


Dendera (Ancient Near East .net)

Dendera (Digital Egypt – Petrie Museum)

Dra’ Abu el-Naga (Luxor West Bank)

Dra’ Abu el-Naga / Theben-West: Königlicher und privater Friedhof der 2. Zwischenzeit und des frühen Neuen Reiches (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut)

Article – Archäologie Online: “Nub-Cheper-Re Intef – Wiederentdeckt: Ein lange verschollenes Pharaonengrab der 17. Dynastie”

TT11 + 12 – Proyecto Djehuty (José Manuel Galán, investigador del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas en Madrid)

TT 233 – Boyo Ockinga, “Theban Tomb 233 – Saroy regains an identity” (Australian Centre for Egyptology) [first published in BACE 11 (2000), pp.103-113]


Horus Temple Complex – University of Hamburg

Elephantine (Aswan)

Elephantine: Untersuchung einer altägyptischen Siedlung des sp. 4. Jtsd. v. Chr. bis in die frühmittelalterliche Zeit (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut)

Elephantine – the Elephantine Papyri (

Gebel el-Asr

Gebel el-Asr – Survey and excavation at the Gebel el-Asr gneiss and quartz quarries, Lower Nubia(Ian Shaw, University of Liverpool)


Giza Archives Project (Boston Museum of Fine Art)

Giza Plateau Mapping Project (Oriental Institute, University of Chicago)

The Sphinx & the Pyramids: 100 Years of American Archaeology at Giza (Harvard Semitic Museum)

Old Kingdom (Czech Institute of Egyptology)

View from the top of the Great PyramidPyramids Online (Nova PBS)

Pyramid Survey at Giza (Waseda University)

Great Sphinx of Giza (Nova PBS – QuickTime Movie)

Book Extract: Amelia Edwards at the Giza Pyamids, from One Thousand Miles up the Nile, 1877 (

Online Publication: Flinders Petrie, The Pyramids and Temple of Gizeh, 1883

Revealing the Second Boat of Pharaoh Khufu by Remote Sensing, 1986 (Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University)

Har Karkom (Sinai)

Har Karkom (Emmanuel Anati)


Hawara – A Virtual Exploration of the Lost Labyrinth (University College London)

Hawara 2000 Archaeological Survey (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Heliopolis (Iunu)

Heliopolis (Iunu) – Ancient Near East .net


Article: Macquarie University News (24/05/2001) – “Six new Egyptian tombs discovered by Macquarie archaeologists”

Articles (cached): Al-Ahram (1999 and 2000) – “Grave Discoveries” and “Help Down Under” (Early Dynastic Egypt website Francesco Raffaele)

Helwan (Early Dynastic Egypt website Francesco Raffaele)

Herakleion (Aboukir)

Aboukir 2001 ( / Frank Goddio)

Tell el-Herr

Tell el-Herr – Mission Archéologique Française (French Foreign Ministry website)

Hierakonpolis (Nekhen)

Hierakonpolis Online

Hierakonpolis: Interactive Dig (Archaeology Magazine)

Tell Ibrahim Awad

Tell Ibrahim Awad – Excavation Report, Allard Pierson Museum Excavations

Ismant el-Kharab / Kellis

Excavations at Ismant el-Kharab, Ancient Kellis – Monash University, Australia

Kafr Hassan Dawood

Kafr Hassan Dawood


Virtual Kahun (Manchester Museum and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology)


Karnak – Centre franco-égyptien d’études des temples de Karnak (French Foreign Ministry website)

Site archéologique de Karnak (CFEETK / Centre Franco-Égyptien d’Étude des Temples de Karnak, UPR 1002 du CNRS)

The Karnak Great Hypostyle Hall Project (University of Memphis)

Akhenaten Temple Project (Penn State University)

Temple of Mut, Karnak – Excavations (John Hopkins University)

Feature: Thotweb – Karnak: le VIIIe Pylône

Feature: Thotweb Karnak: Chapelle rouge / the Red Chapel

Article: Historia Interactif – François Larché, “Le premier préfabriqué pharaonique” (la reconstitution de la Chapelle Rouge)

Temple of Karnak – Great Court (Nova PBS – QuickTime Movie)
Temple of Karnak – Temple of Ramesses III (Nova PBS – QuickTime Movie)

Kom Firin

Kom Firin Excavations (British Museum)


Luxor Temple – Head of Ramesses the Great (Nova PBS – QuickTime Movie)
Luxor Temple – Pylon with Obelisk (Nova PBS – QuickTime Movie)

Article: Oriental Institute News and Notes (Winter 2000) – W. Raymond Johnson, “The Epigraphic Survey in Luxor – the First Seventy-Five Years”

Luxor Temple (Tom Van Eynde: Thebes Photographic Project)

The Luxor-Farshût Desert Road Project (University of Chicago)

Luxor West Bank (General / Miscellaneous)

Scene of restored relief from the Merneptah funerary temple and museumArticle: al-Ahram (18.04.02) – Jill Kamil, “Like Father Like Son”
Opening of the Merneptah funerary temple and museum.

Article: “Merenptah – der König des Recycling” (


Maadi – Notgrabung am Stadtrand von Kairo (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut)


Interim Report on the Malqata Palace Project – Waseda University

Excavations of the Architecture  “Kom al-Samak” and other Investigations at Malqata South – Waseda University

el-Markha Plain (south Sinai)

el-Markha Plain – SEPE: Survey and Excavation Projects in Egypt (University of Toronto)

Tell el-Maskhuta

Article: Biblical Archaeologist – Carol A. Redmount, “Ethnicity, Pottery and the Hyksos at Tell el-Maskhuta in the Nile Delta” (cached, images not retained)

Article – Oriental Institute News and Notes (Winter 1994) – Emily Teeter, “Medinet Habu Records Recovered”

Article – Oriental Institute News and Notes (Summer 1994) – Emily Teeter, “More Medinet Habu Records Recovered”

Reconstruction: Mohammed Motlib, Symbolism in Architecture: The Window of Appearance in the Temple Palace of Rameses III at Medinet Habu 1175 BC


Article – Thotweb (January 2001) – Hugues Perdriaud , “Memphis : la préoccupante situation des ruines de Ramsès II dans le temple de Ptah”


Article – Archaeology (1997): Krzysztof A. Grzymski, “Pelusium: Gateway to Egypt”


Philae (Tom Van Eynde: Thebes Photographic Project)

Philoteris (Medinet Watfa)

Fayum Field School 2002-2003

Qasr Ibrim

Qasr Ibrim – Spring 1998 Excavation Report (Egypt Exploration Society)

Qasr Ibrim – the 1905-1907 Breasted Expeditions to Egypt and the Sudan (Oriental Institute, University of Chicago)

Qurna (Luxor West Bank)

TT 55 – the Tomb of Ramose, Main Hall (Nova PBS – QuickTime Movie)
TT 55 – the Tomb of Ramose, Inner Hall (Nova PBS – QuickTime Movie)

TT 99 – the Tomb of Senneferi (Nigel Strudwick / Cambridge University)

TT 100 – the Tomb of Rekhmire (Nova PBS – QuickTime Movie)

Quseir al-Qadim

Quseir al-Qadim Project (University of Southampton)


Ramesseum (French website)

Ramesseum (Tom Van Eynde: Thebes Photographic Project)

Sais (Sa el-Hagar)

Sais (Sa el-Hagar) – Egypt Exploration Society Expedition


Saqqara Online – University of Leiden Excavations in the New Kingdom Necropolis at Saqqara

The Saqqara Project (Survey of the Area West of the Step Pyramid) – National Museums of Scotland

Saqqara (Czech Expedition website)

The Tomb of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep (

De Saqqara au Musée du Louvre – le Mastaba d’Akhethétep (Musée du Louvre) [Flash required]

Saqqara: Les fouilles archéologiques du Louvre

Saqqara – COMPASS (British Museum)


Shenhur (Belgian Epigraphic and Archaeological Mission)


Sikait – Excavating and Preserving the Emerald Centre of the Ancient World


Siwa – Ammoneion – das Orakel von Siwa: Untersuchungen und konstruktive Sicherung am Denkmalkomplex von Aghurmi (A.) und Umm Ubayda (UB.) (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut)

Article: al-Ahram (08.04.04) – Jenny Jobbins, “Dialogue with Amun”

Speos Artemidos

The Speos Artemidos Inscription of Hatshepsut (Texts: Ancient Near East .net)

Speos Artemidos (Thotweb)

L’inscription du Spéos Artémidos (Thotweb)

Tanis (Tell San)

Tanis – Mission Archéologique Française (French Foreign Ministry website)

Tell Tebilla

Tell Tebila – SEPE: Survey and Excavation Projects in Egypt (University of Toronto)
Profiles recent work in the East Delta site.

Tebtunis (Umm el-Breigat, el Fayum)

Tebtunis (Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley)
Site provides a profile of the Fayum site and links to the extensive Tebtunis Papyri Collection accessible through the Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS).

Tuna el-Gebel

Tuna el-Gebel: Egyptological Bibliography

Valley of the Kings

Atlas of the Valley of the Kings (Theban Mapping Project)

The Amarna Royal Tombs Project (Valley of the Kings Foundation)

Research in the Valley of the Kings and the area of ancient Thebes (The University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition)

Projekt MISR: Mission Siptah – Ramses X (University of Basel)

Article: Donald P. Ryan, “Some Observations Concerning Uninscribed Tombs in the Valley of the Kings” (originally published in C.N. Reeves, After Tutankhamun, 1992).

KV 10 – Amenmesse Project: KV 10 (University of Memphis)

KV 62 – Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation (Griffith Institute)
This site features accesses a database whose ambition is to make the complete records of Howard Carter’s excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun available online.

KV 62 – The Search for Tutankhamun – Howard Carter’s records of the five seasons of excavations, financed by Lord Carnarvon, in the Valley of the Kings 1915 – 1922 (Griffith Institute)

KV 62 – At the Tomb of Tutankhamun (National Geographic)

Valley of the Kings – Space Station Science Picture of the Day (NASA)

Valley of the Queens

Nefertari: Saving the Queen (Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter 7.3, Fall 1992)

Wall Paintings of the Tomb of Nefertari (Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University)

Tell el-Yehudiyeh

Tell el-Yehudiyeh Ware –

Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham

Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham – University of Liverpool


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