Egyptian art, museums and culture

Egyptian_catEgyptian art, museums and culture, artists, ancient Egypt: a list of websites


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Alexandria *

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
The New Library of Alexandria

Alexandria, Wikipedia entry.

Ancient Egypt *

Ancient Egypt, Wikipedia entry., Egypt

Ancient Worlds section on ancient Egypt.

The Egyptian Museum, Cairo
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, also known as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, is home to a collection of 120,000 ancient Egyptian artifacts.

Egyptian Museum, Berlin

The British Museum Ancient Egyptian webpage.

Louvre Museum, Paris, Department of Egyptian Antiquities
Department of Egyptian Antiquities. The Department of Egyptian Antiquities presents vestiges from the civilizations that developed in the Nile Valley from the late prehistoric era (c. 4000 BC) to the Christian period (4th century AD).

Egyptian antiquities in the Louvre
A room-by-room list of Egyptian artifacts in the Louvre.

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
The Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum is among the world’s most important collections of Egyptian antiquities. The more than 17 000 objects date from a period of almost four thousand years, from the Egyptian Predynastic and Early Dynastic periods (ca. 3500 BC) to the early Christian era.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian art collection.

National Geographic Ancient Egypt archives.

Pi-Ramesses, Wikipedia entry.

Egyptian State Information Service.

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Sculpture, painting and jewellery *

Ancient Egyptian painting and sculpture, an image gallery at Pinterest.

Ancient Egyptian sculpture, a photography gallery at Pinterest.

Ancient Egyptian art, an image gallery from Pinterest.

Ancient Egyptian jewellery, an image gallery from Pinterest.

Egyptology *

The Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.
The Griffith Institute has been at the heart of Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Oxford for over seventy years.

Egyptology News and Gossip

Egyptology Resources, from the Newton Institute, University of Cambridge.
Egyptology databases, museums, lists, texts.

Egyptology societies and institutes.

Ashmolean Museum Egyptology collection.

Wikipedia entry

Artists, ancient, contemporary and modern *

Egyptian artists, a list from Wikipedia.

Egyptian painters, a list from Wikipedia.

Egyptian sculptors, a list from Wikipedia.

Modern Egyptian artists, the collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The Townhouse Gallery
The Townhouse Gallery was established as an independent, non-profit art space in Egypt with the goal of making contemporary arts accessible to all without compromising creative practice.

Zamalek Art Gallery
The Zamalek Art Gallery specializes in the promotion of contemporary art in Egypt.

Karim Francis contemporary art gallery.

Cairo’s top 10 contemporary art galleries and museums.
A guide from The Culture Trip.

Egyptian Artists
A list of great Egyptian artists and where their art can be viewed at art museums worldwide.


The Carlos Museum, Emory University, US. Ancient Egyptian art. 
Permanent and temporary collections of art from ancient Egypt.


Egypt and Art. Galleries of ancient Egyptian art.

Egyptian State Information Service.

Fayum portraits *

Fayum mummy portraits – Wikipedia

Fayum Mummy Portraits Expose Information About Precise Painting. Ancient Origins

The Oldest Modernist Paintings. Smithsonian

Fayum funeral portraits at The  British Museum

Fayum mummy portraits. Pinterest


Islamic Ceramic Museum, Cairo


The Library of Alexandria. Bibliotheca Alexandria
The projected revival of the ancient library of Alexandria. A UNESCO website.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina


Museums, art museums and galleries *

Ashmolean Museum collection of Ancient Egyptian art and artifacts.

The British Museum Ancient Egyptian webpage.

The Grand Egyptian Museum
The Grand Egyptian Museum holds in trust ancient Egyptian treasures, including over 100,000 artifacts, about 3500 of which belong to King Tutankhamen.

Louvre Museum, Paris, Department of Egyptian Antiquities
Department of Egyptian Antiquities. The Department of Egyptian Antiquities presents vestiges from the civilizations that developed in the Nile Valley from the late prehistoric era (c. 4000 BC) to the Christian period (4th century AD).

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian art collection.

Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum, Cairo
The Museum houses a fine collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, including works by Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin and Vincent van Gogh.

Museums, collections and electronic archives.
A directory of web resources from The Oriental Institute Research Archives.

Mythology. Egyptian mythology. 
Wikipedia entry.

Newspapers and magazines *

Egyptian Newspapers
Follow up the latest art news in Egypt and all Arab countries.

Daily News Egypt
Egypt’s Only Daily Independent Newspaper In English.

Al-Ahram Weekly
A newspaper published in Cairo, and established in 1875.

Papyri *

Rylands Library, Manchester, papyri collections online.
The Papyrological Navigator (PN) supports searching, browsing, and aggregation of ancient papyrological documents.

An interdisciplinary portal of papyrological and epigraphical resources dealing with Egypt and the Nile valley between roughly 800 BC and AD 800 currently expanding its geographical scope to the Ancient World in general.

Yale Papyrus Collection Database
Over six thousand items from the Beinecke Library’s internationally respected collection of ancient papyrus.

Ghent University papyrus collection.

Wikipedia entry on Papyrus.

Pyramids *

Pyramids. Egyptian pyramids. 
Wikipedia entry.

Ancient Egypt. History & Chronology
A site detailing the major pyramid sites of ancient Egypt and Nubia (Sudan).

Diagram of an ancient pyramid, from

The Pyramids of Egypt
The meaning and construction of the Egyptian pyramids by Egyptologist Professor Nabil Swelim.


Theban Mapping Project. The Valley of the Kings
Discover each tomb in the Valley in this interactive Atlas. A database of information about each tomb, with a compilation of nearly 2,000 images. Interact with models of each tomb, and measure, pan, and zoom over 250 detailed maps, elevations, and sections.

The Tomb of Harwa


Wikipedia entry on Egypt.

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Sarcophagus of Horkhebit