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View Resource Recent Work on the Giza Plateau Computer Model 1997-1998: Towards a Virtual Giza

Since 1990, the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago has been working to create a computer model of the entire Giza plateau and its architectural components, using published maps, and survey and excavation reports. This update on the project focuses on the architectural components of the Giza pyramids. Although the underlying data for the Giza Plateau model are not available for public...

https://oi.uchicago.edu/research/projects/giza-plateau-compu...
View Resource Buried Treasure Unveiled: The "Lost City" of Heracleion

Yesterday, an underwater archaeology team working in Egypt's Bay of Aboukir unveiled its latest findings in a press conference. The team, led by Franck Goddio, in collaboration with the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, has been excavating the site for the past year, and the artifacts they shared with the world yesterday seem to confirm that the buried city is, in fact, the ancient Egyptian...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2001/0608
View Resource The 1905-1907 Breasted Expeditions to Egypt and the Sudan: A Photographic Study

The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago hosts this online exhibition devoted to the photographs taken by Professor James Henry Breasted and his colleagues in Nubia during the years 1905-1907. In Breasted's time, many Egyptologists were interested in recovering only buried artifacts. However, Breasted focused on preserving and documenting the historical treasures found above ground...

https://oi.uchicago.edu/collections/photographic-archives/19...
View Resource Secrets of Lost Empires: Pharaoh's Obelisk

From PBS and WGBH Boston, this companion Website to the NOVA program "Pharaoh's Obelisk," (scheduled to rebroadcast on July 23, 2002) combines material from the show with fun features including two games (requiring Shockwave): How Big Were They, which uses an object to measure the weight of an obelisk in elephants; and Lever An Obelisk, which attempts to lift an obelisk using as few blocks as...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/obelisk/
View Resource Theban Mapping Project

Under the direction of Egyptologist Dr. Kent Weeks of the American University in Cairo, the Theban Mapping Project (last mentioned in the November 18, 1997 Scout Report) has enhanced its look and added new features. Some of the many enhancements include an interactive atlas of the Valley of the Kings that offers 250 detailed maps, streaming animations narrated by Dr. Weeks, and a visual search and...

http://www.thebanmappingproject.com/
View Resource Constructing the Giza Plateau Computer Model (1990-1995)

Since 1990, the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago has been working to create a computer model of the entire Giza plateau and its architectural components, using published maps, and survey and excavation reports. The Giza Plateau site offers background information on the project as well as a number of examples in a variety of views.

https://oi.uchicago.edu/research/projects/constructing-giza-...
View Resource Eternal Egypt

Available in English, French, and Arabic, Eternal Egypt is a website with a wealth of information on "the artifacts, characters, and places that together comprise the wonder that is Eternal Egypt." The website is organized so visitors can choose between a guided tour, begin with one of the cultural highlights (such as The Temple of Luxor or Part of a Wall of a Tomb), or simply explore and...

http://www.eternalegypt.org/EternalEgyptWebsiteWeb/HomeServl...
View Resource The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

The history of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology at University College London involves several notable figures of 19th century Britain, and is worth recounting briefly. The Museum was created through the largesse of one Amelia Edwards, a nineteenth century Englishwoman who have developed a great respect and reverence for Egyptian antiquity, and who herself made several extended visits to...

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/
View Resource Interactive Dig: Hierakonpolis

During the past few years, Archaeology Magazine has seen fit to document a number of very worthwhile archaeological digs from across the globe. In recent years, the magazine has been out looking for shipwrecks off the Crimea Peninsula and searching for evidence of George Washington’s career as a whiskey distiller at Mount Vernon. Its most recent online feature will take visitors to Hierakonpolis,...

https://interactive.archaeology.org/hierakonpolis/
View Resource Eternity Travel

There are a number of novel and intriguing ways to present information via the web, and the Museum of Science in Boston has struck on one with this rather fine site. With the intent of introducing interested parties to the world of funerary practices in ancient Egypt, the site allows visitors to spend 3300 debens (an unit of currency from that period) on selecting their own tomb, mummification,...

http://legacy.mos.org/quest/et/