The Egyptology collection is located in the UCL Institute of Archaeology Library and is also known as the "Edwards Library" having been established through a bequest of Amelia Edwards, a popular novelist, explorer and patron of Sir Flinders Petrie. Material relating to excavation and archaeology forms the core of the collection and many excavation reports relating to Egypt itself are obtained regularly (e.g. those produced by the Egypt Exploration Society, Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut). There is also material on Egyptian art, religion, architecture, history, and ancient Egyptian language and literature. Texts are acquired in hieroglyphic, demotic, and Coptic. A guide to the Garside classification scheme is available.
Other collections which may be relevant include ANCIENT HISTORY and CLASSICS, which are all housed in the UCL Main Library. Other aspects of archaeology, e.g. Mediterranean (especially of the Bronze Age), Classical and scientific methods in archaeology will also be found at the UCL Institute of Archaeology Library.
Journals covering Egyptology will be found within the Institute of Archaeology’s alphabetical sequence of journals INST ARCH Pers. Many more titles are available online.
Other Internet resources
- Ancient Egypt Film Site. This site offers an elaborate overview of motion pictures and tv movies that prominently feature Egyptology and ancient Egypt, its monuments or sites
- Digital Egypt for Universities
- The Egypt Exploration Society was founded in 1882, as the Egypt Exploration Fund in order to explore, survey, and excavate at ancient sites in Egypt and Sudan, and to publish the results of this work
- Egyptology resources : described as ‘the first Egyptology site on the web’ this site has an extensive range of links from popular sites which would be of interest to children to the more academic.
- Eternal Egypt: “brings to light over five thousand years of Egyptian civilization”
- The home page of the Institut francais d’archeologie orientale du Caire includes reports of excavations as well as a list of all their publications
- UCL’s Petrie Museum which houses over 80,000 objects – includes on line catalogue of collection with over 90,000 images of the collections
- The Oriental Institute is a research organization and museum devoted to the study of the ancient Near East. Founded in 1919 by James Henry Breasted, the Institute, a part of the University of Chicago, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the archaeology, philology, and history of early Near Eastern civilizations
- Theban mapping project
The Library of the Egypt Exploration Society is an invaluable resource. For Hellenistic and Roman Egypt the Institute of Classical Studies Library/Joint Library of the Hellenic and Roman Societies is an important external resource. Also of interest are the Institute of Historical Research Library, King's College Library, The Library of the School of Oriental & African Studies and the Warburg Library.
UCL Library Services offers training and support to all staff and students. However, if you prefer, please do get in touch with me directly using the contact details on the right.
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
The new accessions list for September 2016 now available
Wednesday, 05 October 2016
UCL Libraries run series of projects that directly involve users in the acquisition of e-book content – currrently this involves: Cambridge Books Online JSTOR Wiley Online Library Go to our Ebooks on demand@UCL to find out more.
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
UCL Libraries now have institutional access to the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy which means that you can enjoy access to over 2,700 articles covering unparalleled breadth and diversity of subject matter in Philosophy including 163 articles on ancient philosophy.
Wednesday, 31 August 2016
The popular E-books on demand@UCL projects are to continue in the 2016-17 academic year with even more new e-books being added as they are published throughout the year. See our Ebooks on demand@UCL webpage to find out more about the various projects.
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
The scaffolders will be installing portable cabins onto the scaffold gantry outside the Institute of Archaeology building and because of the health and safety issues the Institute of Archaeology Library will be closed on Saturday 3rd September 2016. Access to the building will be also limited for staff and students. Apologies for any inconvenience this […]