Where to find sources for Ancient Egypt

Egyptian pyramids
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The best online resources to help you find primary and secondary sources for Ancient Egyptian history.

Primary Sources

Collection of Egyptian Texts from St Andrew's University

This is a collection of various Egyptian primary source texts that show the original hieroglyphs with English translations.

Perseus Tufts

This website provides a plethora of ancient texts, many in the original languages, along with English Translations.


Ancient Egypt - Ancient History Sourcebook

Fordham University provides a list of links to online primary sources from the classical era.


The British Museum

Search the museum's extensive artefact.


Egyptian Index - Bluffton University

A series of photos of ancient Egyptian sites. Useful for appendices in essays.

Digital Karnak

The Digital Karnak Project was designed and built at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Vatican Museum - Gregorian Egyptian Museum

The Vatican's collection of Ancient Egyptian artefacts.


The ETANA website is a searchable database of artefacts from across the Ancient Near East.

Akhenaten Sources

A selection of sources on this topic.

Secondary Sources

Ancient Egypt - History of the Ancient World

A website that offers academic and popular articles about the Ancient World.

Ancient Egypt Flipboard Magazine

A collection of online articles and news reports about ancient Egypt.

Please Note: Some internet browsers do not handle the Flipboard website very well, and it is sometimes better to have the Flipboard App on your device to view the magazine.

Digital Egypt for Universities

A huge database of information for Egyptian history. It is created and maintained by the University College London.


An online academic database used by universities worldwide that is a superb resource for History students. To view full articles, you will require membership.

Google Scholar

This searches internet sites for academic articles and books. It often only provides one or two pages, but it is often enough to find quotes and bibliographical details.


JURN Search Engine

Search millions of free academic articles, chapters, and theses.