Select, Annotated Links to Information on Egyptian Myth, History, and Culture

Egyptian Myth Resources

Absolute Egyptology
(Ottar Vendel) Site contains much more than the Index reveals; under “Religion: Pictures of 110 gods,” one may also read about Clothing, Headgear, Legends of Creation, the Myth of Osiris, the Book of the Dead, the concepts of Ka and Ba, Burial Customs, and much more.  W  
This is the metasite for ancient Near East studies.  From the site’s own description: “a guide to the rapidly increasing, and widely distributed data relevant to the study and public presentation of the Ancient Near East via the Internet.”  Features thousands of links to articles, primary source texts, museum image archives, and dedicated websites on the subject.  M 
Akhet Homepage
(Iain Hawkins) Introductory-level information on such subjects as Akhenaten and Amarna, Tutankhamum, Tombs and Temples, Sculptures, and Mythology.  W 
Akhet Hwt-Hrw
Neopagan site dedicated to offering “a series of training courses that describe Ancient Egyptian religion and magic in detail.  These courses are carefully researched and fully documented to ensure their accuracy.”  Also features quality information on key Egyptian deities, temples, incantations & invocations, and bibliographic information.  W 
Ancient Egypt
Features a wide variety of primary and secondary materials on subjects ranging from the afterlife, coffins, and mummy masks to sacred texts, myths, and religion to dynastic  histories, the Rosetta Stone and women’s lives. Links to related sites included.  WM 
Ancient Egypt Magazine
Search under “Articles from Previous Issues” for scholarly articles on all aspects of Egypt’s history, people, and culture.  W 
Ancient Egypt Site (The)
(Jacques Kinnaer) Site features a “clickable” timeline history of ancient Egypt, virtual tours of a number of monuments and sites, an introduction the ancient Egyptian language, an Egyptian dictionary (excellent!), bibliography, and a handful of links.  W 
Ancient Egypt: The Mythology
(April McDevitt) Hyperlinked, encyclopedia-style entries describing the attributes of and myths related to over 40 ancient Egyptian deities.  R 
Annotated Bibliography of Studies of Occidental Constellation and Star Names
(Gary D. Thompson) Useful resource for those interested in Egyptian archeoastronomy and information on star names in various cultures.  W 
Archimedia I: Architecture in the Ancient Near East
From the site’s self-description: “The object . . . is to allow students to understand what ancient buildings looked like and how they were constructed.”  Relevant to Egyptologists: “Construction Techniques of the Pyramids,” “Various Possible Methods of Pyramid Construction,” and “The Giza Plateau Project.”  W 
Black Athena
Did the Egyptians invade late-Bronze-Age Greece? A site presenting representative views on both sides of the debate surrounding M. Bernal’s controversial “Black Athena” hypothesis.  W 
Digital Egypt for Universities
(Wolfram Grajetzki, Stephen Quirke, et al for the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology) An essential site for actual and would-be Egyptologists!  Pass your cursor over the 8 images clustered in the center (or along the timeline) to point your browser to information, images, and links on a host of subjects.  Of particular  note to those interested in Egyptian myth and religion is the “Ideology and Beliefs” section of this site. 
Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus
(Cyber Museum of Neurosurgery) Online reprint of an article by Robert H. Wilkins, MD, site provides a description and translation of the oldest known medical “case log.”  W 
Egyptian Culture Reflected in Worship (The)
(Deborah Howard on EAWC, U Evansville) A good introduction to Egyptian religious culture.  W
Egyptian Mathematics Papyri
(Scott W. Williams, SUNY, Buffalo) Features translations of the Rhind (or Ahmes) and Moscow Papryi, our primary sources of knowledge about ancient Egyptian Mathematics.  W
(Greg Reeder) Features several online articles concerning some of the less-publicized tombs and mysteries of Egypt: Tomb of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep, the Tekenu, the MUU.  Also includes “Extreme Egyptology,” an image gallery, and an excellent links page.  WM 
From Primitives to Zen
In addition to a hypertext version of the Mircea Eliade work after which this site is named are primary source materials for most of the world’s ancient and modern religions.  Ancient Egyptian materials appear in each of the site’s main search categories.  W 
Griffith Institute
One of the world’s most important libraries of materials for Egyptologists.  Good bibliography sections; also featuring information on Tutankhamun, important excavations, and photographs.  W 
Guardian’s Egypt
Features links to a wide range of sources relevant subjects including mummies, pyramids, hieroglyphics, royal lineages, and deities.  Links to sources ranging from scholarly to grade-school level.  W 
Hermetic Fellowship
Features links to hundreds of sites related to ancient hermetic wisdom.  Search under “Egyptian Resources for numerous links related to the magico-religious texts and practices of ancient Egypt.  M 
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Egypt
(Paul Halsall, Fordham U) An indispensible metasite featuring articles and links to a vast array of online materials. An excellent starting point for those new to Near Eastern Studies. M 
Internet Sacred Text Archive: Egypt
(J.B. Hare) One of the most comprehensive online sources for Egyptian sacred writings.  Features the Pyramid texts, the Book of the Dead, the Egyptian Heaven and Hell, the Burden of Isis, and many more.  W 
Medicine in Ancient Egypt
(The Asclepion Project, U Indiana) An overview of the key Papyri that provide us with information about ancient Egyptian medicine.  Worthwhile bibliography.  W 
Metareligion: Ancient Religions and Myths
An invaluable resource for articles and primary texts related to the world’s religions.  Search under “Egypt” for online versions of the “Hymn to Osiris,” “Legend of the Origin of Horus,” “Legend of Ptah Nefer,” Creation stories, and more.  WM
(Thierry Benderritter) More than 2000 images, mainly of the tombs of Old and New Kingdom Egypt.  Also includes a rich assortment of articles on subjects ranging from “Akhenaten and the Religion of Aten” to discussion of various deities and historical personages to transcriptions of hieroglyphs at various sites.  Well indexed.  W 
Papyrus of Ani
(Neil Parker, trans.) A new translation of this 3rd-century BCE papyrus documenting Egyptian funerary ritual, beliefs, and prayers.  W 
Papyrus of Ani: Egyptian Book of the Dead
(U Pennsylvania) Online copy of the E.A. Wallis Budge’s classic translation of this 3rd-century BCE funerary text.  W 
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology (The)
Features over 80,000 images arranged in a searchable catalog with descriptions and bibliographic references for further research.  There are, for example, 624 pages of images of objects with religious uses alone.  W 
Redating the Sphinx
(David Billington) Recently, a controversy over the actual age of the Sphinx has arisen among archaeologists.  This online article summarizes the nature of the current debate.  W 
Religion of Ancient Egypt (The)
(eMuseum of Minnesota SU) Features good introductory information on Egyptian Myth, the Divine Ennead, Heliopolitan Theology, the Hermopolitan Ogdoad, Memphite Theology, the Priest Caste, the Soul, Mummification, Cats, a Gods list, and Egyptian Astrology.  Also features information on History, Hieroglyphs, Daily life, and links to other sites.  WM 
Sophia: Society for Philosophy
Search under “All Texts” to see a list of Sophia’s many online texts, many of which are relevant to Egyptian religion and myth.  W 
Tour Egypt
Search under “Egyptology” to find numerous links, most of them featuring high-quality historical and cultural information. Also features an excellent image gallery and links.  WM 
Women in the Ancient World
(James C. Thompson)  Search under “Women in Ancient Egypt” for a solid overivew of the daily life and roles of women in the time of the Pharoahs.  W 

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