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Ancient Egyptian architecture database featuring vetted and standardized architectural drawings of a selection of ancient Egyptian buildings.

The Amarna Letters

The online edition of the Amarna Letters aims to make transliterations, translations, and glossaries of the letters and administrative texts available to both scholars and the wider public. At this time, the project comprises 218 texts. This number represents the correspondence to and from Egypt's client kings in the Levant, excluding the letters sent from Phoenicia. In our next update, we will add the letters from Phoenicia. In our final update, we will add the correspondence to and from the so-called "Great Powers" as well as the administrative texts related to this correspondence.

Ancient Ports in the Mediterranean

Based on the ancient harbors and the active cities and citizens of the Mediterranean, the mapping, the recording and the prominence of the local cultural identity may begin. At the same time, the conservation of the sea and the safeguard of peace may be enhanced. The Sea, which divides and unites, is the subject and underlay of climate change. Since the Ancient Ports and Cities of the Mediterranean are the basic factors of the activities performed by the active citizens, the latter, if related and collaborating, may begin the reversion and rebirth now.

Bibliographia Aegyptiaca

An online index for publications on various aspects of the history of reception of Ancient Egypt as well as for primary sources. The database offers extensive research possibilities of its continuously enhanced selective bibliography.

Coptic Dictionary Online

The Coptic Dictionary Online aims to make it easy to look up Coptic words in all dialects and supply freely accessible translations in English, French and German, via human and machine readable interfaces.

The Demotic Palaeographical Database Project

The Demotic Palaeographical Database Project aims to create the first comprehensive Demotic palaeography that is not limited to a spatially and temporally restricted corpus, but records different text media in their chronological, topographical and text type specific as well as material-specific diversity, taking into account all relevant information provided by the text media. The complete recording of the text media makes multi-layered analysis and search functions possible, with the help of which a multitude of questions concerning artifacts inscribed in Demotic can be easily and quickly dealt with in a comparative scientific manner. The project will thus enable Demotists and Egyptologists, as well as scholars of other disciplines with an interest in Demotic sources, to effectively date and locate texts, correlate text fragments, identify scribal hands, and holistically analyze the development of the Demotic script and language.


DigitalEPIGRAPHY is an educational hub for Egyptologists, artists, illustrators, designers, and anybody who is interested in knowing more about digital documentation techniques applied to ancient Egyptian monuments.

Our goal is to provide digital documentation solutions for our colleagues working in the field or at home and to present up-to-date information about the latest methods, trends, and tools utilized in digital epigraphy.

Egyptology Books and Articles in PDF online

A growing list of Egyptology related books and articles that are available online.


The Karnak project

This work is based on a comprehensive inventory of documents and inscriptions from Karnak collated in the field.


The project seeks to investigate the painted figurative decoration of the Middle Kingdom box shaped coffins from an art historical perspective. The cemetery at Beni Hassan – an important necropolis in Middle Egypt with the largest set of coffins deriving from archaeological excavations and covering a time span from the 11th Dynasty up to the reign of Senwosret III or slightly later – has been chosen for the present case study.

MORTEXVAR database

This project manages data extracted from the ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts to digitise them, analyse them and make them accessible. We have used two sources: the reference edition of these texts by Adriaan de Buck (1935-1961) and the Index of spells by Leonard Lesko (1979).

The MORTEXVAR database covers all the 1,185 Coffin Text spells. Note that, in its current state, the database only covers the version on the “main” witness (text instance) for each spell. The main witness uses to be the first from the left in the edition by the Buck. The versions from the rest of witnesses will be added in the future.


A joint project of the Institute for Egyptology at LMU Munich and the State Museum of Egyptian Art Munich (SMÄK), in which the extensive image holdings of both institutions on ancient Egypt are digitized and made accessible.

The Munro Archive

This website is dedicated to the archives of the excavations of part of the oldest section of the extensive cemetery of Egypt’s capital Memphis, known as Saqqara, nearby Cairo. 

Persons and Names of the Middle Kingdom

The online database “Persons and Names of the Middle Kingdom” (PNM) is developed as part of the projects “Umformung und Variabilität im Korpus altägyptischer Personennamen 2055–1550 v. Chr.” and “Altägyptische Titel in amtlichen und familiären Kontexten, 2055-1352 v. Chr.”, funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. The database contains Egyptian Middle Kingdom personal names, people, written sources, titles, and dossiers of persons attested in various sources. Version 3, currently available online, covers the sources from the reign of Mentuhotep II to the reign of Kamose (late 11th–17th Dynasty). The database is a work in progress. Along with additional sources, future versions will also include better translations and classification of names as well as translations of titles.

Predynastic Palette Database

From Archaeo-Research, cataloging Egyptian Predynastic palettes from collections around the world.

The Rosetta Stone project

The "Rosetta Stone" is one of the most famous artifacts of the Ancient World. It is one of the highlights of the British Museum in London drawing the crowds. By the help of this trilingual decree and other sources, J.-F. Champollion was able to decipher Egyptian Hieroglyphs back in 1822. Find out more about the ancient artifact, its contents and how research of it progresses in the digital age. We offer you open access resources, articles, and material for study (work in progress).

Sun Temples Project

The “Sun Temples Project” is an interdisciplinary endeavor that aims at deepening our knowledge of a so far unparalleled category of royal monuments in ancient Egyptian history, the so-called “sun temples” of the Fifth Dynasty (mid-Third Millennium BC).The “Sun Temples Project” final outcome is to produce a monograph and multiple peer-reviewed articles, but primarily to create an open-access web-HGIS (Historical Geographical Information System) on Fifth Dynasty Sun Temples, to showcase its findings to the wider audience.

Theban Mapping Project

An ACRE project working in Thebes and particularly the Valley of the Kings for nearly three decades. The project and its focus have changed a lot over this period of time and even now the Theban Mapping Project continues to develop and expand. Access the links below to learn in more detail about the history of the Theban Mapping Project from its beginnings in 1978 and discover how we carry out different aspects of our work.

Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae

A publication platform by the Project Structure and Transformation in the Vocabulary of the Egyptian Language. Free login!

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