22 Mar 2020

Hints & tips: Online resources

Check out these tried and tested online resources to help continued learning, stimulating kids off school, or just to keep you busy!

Check out these tried and tested online resources to help continue learning, stimulating kids off school, or just to keep you busy!

The following online resources have been recommended by members, supporters, academics and staff of the Egypt Exploration Society. We cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites, but if you spot a link that doesn’t work then please contact us. Likewise, if you don’t see a helpful resource listed here, then let us know and we can add it.

We will continue to add to this page as more resources are made available. 

For teachers, educators, and parents

Okay, so it isn’t Egyptology, but all archaeology can be fun, so why not check out the University of York’s school resources for archaeology? https://www.york.ac.uk/archaeology/schools/ 

The Young Archaeologists' Club also has plenty of things to keep your next generation scholars busy during the school closures! Take a look here: https://www.yac-uk.org/things-to-do 

All things historical and educational (and Award winning!) from the UK National Archives can be found here: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/ 

And don’t forget to check out your local museum websites where you will find plenty of further resources.

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For researchers


For images from our own archives of excavation and survey in Egypt since 1882, check out our Flickr feed here.

To find out more about the history of excavation and distribution of artefacts from British archaeological missions in Egypt, check out the Artefacts of Exacavtion Project website here. You should also take a look at UCL Press because they let you read many of their books for free online, including the thoroughly recommended ‘Scattered Finds’ by Dr Alice Stevenson.

Our colleagues over at the Griffith Institute have plenty of resources on their website including digital archives about the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun! http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/

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Professional development

Doing a bit of professional development while stuck at home? Our publishing partners at Sage have released a free online course called ‘How to get published’ which you might find helpful here: https://campus.sagepub.com/how-to-get-published#how-to-get-published/intro

Some free online taster courses are also available from experts at the University of Manchester here: https://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/egyptology/study/free-courses/ 

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You will find lots of old books available for reading online at archive.org here. This includes lots of our earliest memoirs.

Previous issues of Sudan & Nubia journal are available thanks to the Sudan Archaeological Research Society via Issuu here.

UCL’s Digital Egypt continues to be of great value for those wanted to explore specific topics and is wonderfully enhanced using objects from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums-static/digitalegypt/Welcome.html 

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For all

And if you'd just like a bit of distraction and fun, a number of museums and archaeological sites around the world are available to explore, all from the comfort and safety of your own home. Find links some of the virtual tours and online exhibitions below.


Online exhibitions and tours at the British Museum, London

Also check out, The Museum of the World History Connected (a British Museum collaboration)

Virtual Tour of the National Gallery, London

Masterpieces Up Close at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Virtual tours (including of the ancient Egyptian collection) at the Louvre, Paris

Online Exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris

HyperVisions at the Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Virtual tours of various rooms and masterpieces at the Vatican Museum, Vatican City

Virtual tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Ancient Nubia Now virtual tour at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Explore the Guggenheim Museum, New York

Virtual tours of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC

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Archaeological Sites

Explore the Tomb of Menna (TT69), one of the most visited and best preserved of the small 18th Dynasty elite tombs in the Theban necropolis via the American Research Center in Egypt. Then explore the Tomb of Queen Meresankh III (G7530-7540)

Enjoy the virtual tour for the beautifully painted tomb of Kheti in the rock-hewn Necropolis of Beni Hasan in Minya Governorate. This Tour is made by the Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities in cooperation with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.

Explore the Great Pyramids, Giza

Explore Stonehenge, England

Explore the Colosseum, Rome

Explore Petra, Jordan

There are plenty more tours available as museums and cultural heritage sites push to become as accessible as possible during this period of closures. Check out Google Arts and Culture for countless museum and archaeological site tours.

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