History of Egyptology

General

  • Bierbrier, M.L., Who Was Who in Egyptology (4th ed., 2012).
  • Thompson, J., Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology 1: From Antiquity to 1881 (2015). | Preview
  • Thompson, J., Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology 2: The Golden Age: 1881-1914 (2015). | Preview
  • Thompson, J., Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology 3: From 1914 to the Twenty-First Century (2017).

Early travel writing

About early travellers

  • Baldwin, G., Roger Fenton: Pasha and Bayadère (1996). | Preview
  • Frank, K., Lucie Duff Gordon: A Passage to Egypt (2007).
  • Humphreys, A., Grand Hotels of Egypt in the Golden Age of Travel (2011).
  • Humphreys, A., On the Nile in the Golden Age of Travel (2016). | Preview
  • Oliver, A., American Travelers on the Nile: Early U.S. Visitors To Egypt, 1774–1839 (2014). | Preview
  • Peters, E. and K. Whitbread (eds), Amelia Peabody’s Egypt: A Compendium (2003).
  • Rees, J., Women on the Nile: Writings of Harriet Martineau, Florence Nightingale and Amelia Edwards (2008).
  • Sattin, A., Lifting the Veil: Two Centuries of Travellers, Traders and Tourists in Egypt (1988). | Preview
  • Schmidt, H.C., Westcar on the Nile: A Journey Through Egypt in the 1820s (2011).
  • Sattin, A., A Winter on the Nile: Florence Nightingale, Gustave Flaubert and the Temptations of Egypt (2010).
  • Thompson, J., Edward William Lane, 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist (2010).
  • Usick, P., Adventures in Egypt and Nubia: The Travels of William John Bankes (1786–1855) (2002).
  • Willink, R.J., The Fateful Journey: The Expedition of Alexine Tinne and Theodor von Heuglin in Sudan (1863-1864) (2011).

Early travel anthologies and conference proceedings

  • Cooke, N. and V. Daubney (eds), Every Traveller Needs a Compass: Travel and Collecting in Egypt and the Near East (2015). | Preview
  • Cooke, N. and V. Daubney (eds), Lost and Now Found: Explorers, Diplomats and Artists in Egypt and the Near East (2017).
  • Fortenberry, D. (ed.), Who Travels Sees More: Artists, Architects, and Archaeologists Discover Egypt and the Near East (2007).
  • Fortenberry, D. (ed.), Souvenirs and New Ideas: Travel and Collecting in Egypt and the Near East (2013). | Preview
  • Fortenberry, D. and D. Manley (eds), Saddling the Dogs: Journeys through Egypt and the Near East (2009). | Preview
  • Haag, M. (ed.), An Alexandria Anthology: Travel Writing Through the Centuries (2014).
  • Manley, D. (ed.), Women Travelers in Egypt: From the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Century (2012). | Preview
  • Manley, D. (ed.), A Cairo Anthology: Two Hundred Years of Travel Writing (2013). | Preview
  • Manley, D. (ed.), Women Travelers on the Nile: An Anthology of Travel Writing Through the Centuries (2016).
  • Manley, D. and S. Abdel-Hakim (eds), Traveling through Sinai: From The Fourth To The Twenty-First Century (2006).
  • Manley, D. and S. Abdel-Hakim (eds), Traveling Through Egypt: From 450 B.C. to the Twentieth Century (2008). | Preview
  • Manley, D. and S. Abdel-Hakim (eds), Egypt and the Nile through Writers’ Eyes (2008).
  • Manley, D. and S. Abdel-Hakim (eds), Traveling through the Deserts of Egypt: From 450 B.C. to the Twentieth Century (2009). | Preview
  • Manley, D. and S. Abdel-Hakim (eds), A Nile Anthology: Travel Writing Through the Centuries (2015).
  • Starkey, P. and J. (eds), Travellers in Egypt (1998). | Preview
  • Starkey, P. and N. El Kholy (eds), Egypt Through the Eyes of Travellers (2002).

Explorers

Early scholars

Early/20th century Egyptology

Contemporary Egyptologists

  • El Saddik, W., Protecting Pharaoh’s Treasures: My Life in Egyptology (2017). | Preview
  • Hawass, Z., Secrets from the Sand: My Search for Egypt’s Past (2003).
  • Ryan, D.P., Beneath the Sands of Egypt: Adventures of an Unconventional Archaeologist (2010).
  • Weeks, K.R., The Lost Tomb (1998).

Museums, collections and institutions

  • Czech Institute, Prague: Verner, M., Unearthing Ancient Egypt 1958-1988 (1990).
  • Foxcroft, L., Gayer-Anderson: The Life and Afterlife of the Irish Pasha (2016).
  • Images of Saqqara: Thirty-eight Years of (Anglo-)Dutch Excavations (2012).
  • McClellan, A., Inventing the Louvre: Art, Politics, and the Origins of the Modern Museum in Eighteenth-Century Paris (1999). | Preview
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Dunham, D., The Egyptian Department and its excavations (1958).
  • NINO, Leiden: Waar de geschiedenis begon: Nederlandse onderzoekers in de ban van spijkerschrift, hiërogliefen en aardewerk (2014). | Preview
  • Warner, N., Collecting for Eternity: R.G. Gayer-Anderson and the Egyptian Museum in Stockholm (2016).
  • Raven, M.J., Hakken in het zand: 50 jaar opgraven in Egypte door het Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (2007).
  • Raven, M.J., ‘The most prominent Dutchman in Egypt’: Jan Herman Insinger and the Egyptian collection in Leiden (2018). | Read online
  • Spencer, P., The Egypt Exploration Society – the Early Years (2007).
  • Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Leiden: Een geschiedenis van 200 jaar (2018).

Reception, criticism and Egyptomania

  • Booth, C., The Myth of Ancient Egypt (2011). | Preview
  • Brier, B., Egyptomania: Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharaohs (2013). | Preview
  • Colla, E., Conflicted antiquities: Egyptology, Egyptomania, Egyptian modernity (2007). | Preview
  • Elliott, C., Egypt in England (2012).
  • Fagan, B., The Rape of the Nile: Tomb Robbers, Tourists, and Archaeologists in Egypt (rev. and upd. 2009). | Preview
  • Fritze, R.H., Egyptomania: A History of Fascination, Obsession and Fantasy (2016). | Preview
  • Coniam, M., Egyptomania Goes to the Movies: From Archaeology to Popular Craze to Hollywood Fantasy (2017). | Preview
  • Parramore, L., Reading the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt in Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture (2008). | Preview
  • Reid, D.M., Whose Pharaohs? Archaeology, Museums, and Egyptian National Identity from Napoleon to World War I (2003). | Preview
  • Reid, D.M., Contesting Antiquity in Egypt: Archaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser (2015). | Preview
  • Ryan, D.P., A Shattered Visage Lies… Nineteenth Century Poetry Inspired by Ancient Egypt (2007).
  • Ryan, D.P., Ancient Egypt in Poetry: An Anthology of Nineteenth-century Verse (2016).
  • Thornton, A., Archaeologists in Print: Publishing for the People (2018).

Short histories/biographies

Theses

Links

ASTENE | Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East.
Bruyère Archives | Digitized notebooks of Bernard Bruyère at the IFAO.
Egyptian Egyptologists | On Wikipedia.
Emma B. Andrews Diary Project | Travel companion of Theodore M. Davis.
Iris Egyptology | Website dedicated to Irish Egyptology.
List of Egyptologists | On Wikpedia.
Petrie Collection | Transcribed journals and other material at the Griffith Institute.
Oral History Project | In-depth interviews with well-known Egyptologists.
TrowelBlazers | Website about women in archaeology, geology, and palaeontology.
Women in Old World Archaeology | Website about female archaeologists.