British Museum Egyptian Collection has one of the most extensive and
best documented collections of Egyptian relics in the world. Their website
has not only photographs and descriptions straight from the collection,
but a fun-to-navigate menu that is sure to delight the inner child in
Egypt Site is administered by Jacques Kinnaer,
a Belgian scientist and “Egypt enthusiast.” He is an expert in
hieroglyphics and has written books and articles on the subject. The
website is full of history and photographs, and there’s even a
section dedicated to learning the language of the ancient Egyptians.
Religion of Ancient Egypt is dedicated to exploring and explaining the
religion and belief system of ancient Egyptians. Maintained by Minnesota
State University, this site doesn’t have the beautiful pictures that
other sites do, but is full of great information.
Ancient Egyptian Religion, written by John Watson, can be found on the
Tour Egypt website. It is one of the best sources available if
you’re looking for ancient Egyptian information. The article is
illustrated with lots of photos and includes a long list of other
is a large section devoted to Egypt on the HistoryForKids.org website.
While the bright colors of the banner and large print might seem childish
at first, even adults will find the information at this site a great
introduction to ancient Egypt. Even better: the site is organized into
helpful sections, like religion, clothing, and food.
the official Egyptian history section on Egypt’s government web
page. If you want the best information, common sense says to go straight
to the source, and you can’t get any closer than modern
Egypt’s lovely, streamlined website.
Egypt Online offers thousands of photos, timelines, and pages of
history. It is generally organized according to dynasties, but a great
search feature allows you find the exact piece of information you want.
Information Services offers a rundown of Egyptian history. Less
flashy as other sites, this overview of history is meant as a quick
introduction to the subject.
Dr. ZahiHawass is one of
the leading Egyptologists, and a citizen of Egypt as well. The subject is
close to his heart, and he brings his passion to the subject with his
Indiana Jones-like take on the subject. His methods can be controversial,
but his website is well-designed and very informative.
Egypt: People and
History is the part of the history section of the U.S. State
Department website. It is their business to know everything about the
world, and their Egyptian history section is extremely thorough. From the
first settlers of the Nile Delta to modern Egypt, you can get the full
King Tut is
one of the most famous Egyptian pharaohs, a boy king who has captured the
imagination of millions since the discovery of his tomb in 1922. This
website is dedicated to his story, ongoing research into his life, and
ancient Egyptian history as well. Find out the story behind mummification,
temples, and religion at this website.
A Brief History is a great overview of ancient Egypt from
MidEaseWeb.org, an organization dedicated to clearing up misunderstandings
between our two cultures. The historical timeline at this site starts
700,000 years ago when the first settlers left artifacts behind, and
continues right up to present times.
of Ancient Egypt is a website created by the University of Michigan.
The simple layout is great for younger students but will not turn away
In Ancient Egypt is an online resource meant to be both a quick and
in-depth introduction to ancient Egypt. All the basic information appears
right on the home page, and anyone interested in studying further can
click on any of the many links or find a reading list at the bottom of the
Pyramids is the companion website to the PBS show, Nova, which did a
special on Egypt and pyramids. Their website is highly respected and
well-researched, and the interactive menu is almost like a game in which
you get to explore ancient Egypt for yourself.
may not contain a lot of information, but they provide a live camera feed
of the pyramids (including the current weather). If you can’t travel
to see the pyramids yourself, bring the pyramids into your home!
Any list about ancient history and far away
destinations must include National Geographic. National
Geographic: Egypt has pictures from the best photographers in the
world, history from the best historians in the world, and fun stuff too,
like quizzes and videos.
Egyptology is the home page for the University of California’s
Egyptology department. They are one of the leading research teams into
Egyptian history, and their department is currently involved in a lot of
fascinating research into the lives of ancient Egyptians. If you’re
looking into becoming an Egyptologist or just interested in what’s
going on in Egyptian research, this page bears periodic checking.
The Field Museum:
Inside Ancient Egypt is a permanent exhibit at the Field Museum in
Chicago, Illinois. Their webpage is beautifully designed and full of
pictures with accompanying history. There is also a great section on
Egyptian Museum, located in San Jose, California, has one of the
largest Egyptian collections in North America. The museum is built in the
style of the Temple of Amon, and is dedicated to
educating the public about ancient Egypt. Their website is well-designed
and incredibly helpful.
Egypt is a privately maintained website about ancient Egypt, but is
also one of the most well-respected. It is run by a Yale University
alumnus who has always been fascinated with Egypt. It began as a list of
all the websites about Egypt, and has now grown to the go-to spot for
Egypt enthusiasts everywhere. One of its best features is the “CyberJourney to Egypt,” which takes armchair
travelers on a tour of Egyptian monuments.