Early Explorers in Egypt and Nubia

This blog is intended
both as an instrument for researchers on early explorers in Egypt and Nubia, providing useful tools in the On-line Resources section (On-line books, Archives, Map Collections, Photo Collections, etc.), and as a place to publish original documentation and research on the subject (i.e. List of travellers, Accounts, Letters, etc.). Anyone who would like to contribute with suggestions or articles is warmly welcomed!

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Nubian Gazetteer: KML file download


Salvoldi, Daniele; Geus, Klaus: A Historical Comparative Gazetteer for Nubia. In: Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies 4 (Summer 2017), 59–182 [ISBN-13: 978-1-947447-20-2; free pdf in open access here]. With sixteen colour maps.
  
While HERE is the basic .kml file for download. Please share and let's make it standard!

Best to download the file and upload it using Google Earth; for reasons I do not know, if you click on the link and use the Google map automatically generated you won't be able to see the labels with the toponyms] 





Saturday, 1 August 2015

Travellers and Early Sources Papers and Posters at the upcoming 11th International Congress of Egyptologists (23-30 August 2015, Florence)

August 25
11:45-12:15
C. Naunton
The Egypt Exploration Society’s Archives: a progress report
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 12:15-12:45
S. J. Allen
The Photographic Archives of the Excavations of George Andrew Reisner in Egypt and Nubia
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14:30-15:00
G. Cafici
Bernard von Bothmer and Ptolemaic sculpture: Papers on Ptolemaic art from his archives held at the Università degli Studi di Milano
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15:00-15:30
S. Cincotti
"Karnak is in peace": the european excavations in the manuscripts of Jean-Jacques Rifaud

August 26
11:45-12:15
P. Piacentini
News from the Serapeum: An unknown album by Auguste Mariette in the Egyptological Archives of the Università degli Studi di Milano

August 27
12:00 (POSTER)
C. Johansson
The first Swede in Nubia and the Collection that went up in Flames

August 28
9:30-10:00
M. Maitland
Servant in the Place of Truth: A.H. Rhind’s innovative Theban excavations and collections in National Museums Scotland
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15:00-15:30
D. Salvoldi, S. Delvaux
The Lost Chapels of Elephantine. Methodology for a Reconstruction Study through Archival Documents

August 29
14:30-15:00
A. Stevenson, J. Baines, E. Libonati, S. Glover
Developing a resource to understand the international distribution of finds from British excavations 1880-1980: the Artefacts of Excavation project
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15:30-16:00
F. Ugliano
The Predynastic collection of the Turin Egyptian Museum: an integrated study of artefacts and archives for a new exhibition


NEW BOOK: "American Travelers on the Nile. Early U.S. Visitors to Egypt, 1774–1839"

Andrew OLIVER, "American Travelers on the Nile. Early U.S. Visitors to Egypt, 1774–1839, The American University in Cairo Press
424 pages, 15 x 23 cm 
 
ISBN: 978-9-77416-667-9
44.95 $/200 LE

Monday, 6 January 2014

PLATES of Jomard (1823), Voyage à l’Oasis de Syouah



Jomard E.F., Voyage à l’Oasis de Syouah, rédigé et publié par M. Jomard, De Rignoux, Paris 1823.

Unfortunately, these are not really high quality because scans of photocopies of a reprint...

PLATE 1. Carte de l'Oasis de Syouah


PLATE 2. Vue du village de Garah


PLATE 3. [1] Vue d'un ancien edifice dans la plane de Mahaoueyn; [2]-[6] Plans et details de plusieurs edifices de Zeytoun


PLATE 4. Vue de ruines dans la plane de Zeytoun


PLATE 5. Vue d'un edifice antique a Zeytoun


PLATE 6. Detail de la porte interieure d'un edifice antique a Zeytoun


PLATE 7. [1]-[3] Trois edifices situes pres de Zeytoun; [4]-[5] Monument souterrein a Gebel Mouta; [6]-[12] Plans et details de plusieurs autres constructions souterreines


PLATE 8. Vue des ruines d'un temple appele Qasr Gacham


PLATE 9. [1] Vue du village de Gharmy; [2]-[5] Plan et details des ruines appelees Amondeyn


PLATE 10. Vue de la ville de Syouah, du cote du sud


PLATE 11. Plan topographique du temple d'Omm-Beydah et des environs


PLATE 12. Vue des ruines d'un temple a Omm-Beydah, prise du sud


PLATE 13. Vue des ruines d'un temnple a Omm-Beudah, prise du nord-ouest


PLATE 14. Decoration interieure du temple d'Omm-Beydah, a droit en entrant


PLATE 15. Decoration interieure du temple d'Omm-Beydah, a gauche entrant


PLATE 16. Decoration exterieure de la porte du temple d'Omm-Beydah


PLATE 17. [1]-[3] Sculptures de la porte et du plafond du temple d'Omm-Beydah; [4] Plan du temple


PLATE 18. [1] Fragment du temple d'Omm-Beydah; [2]-[3] Plan et coupe de Deyr Roum


PLATE 19. Vue de Deyr Roum


PLATE 20. [1] Vue d'un edifice antique aupres de Kamyseh; [2] Vue de la plaine de Chyatah, sur le chemin du lac Arachyeh


It might be useful to link here another important early book on Siwa, i.e.

Von Minutoli J.H.B.M., Reise zum Tempel des Jupiter Ammon in der Libyschen Wüste und nach Ober-Aegypten in den Jahren 1820 und 1821, nach den tagebüchern Sr. Excellenz herausgegeben und mit Beilagen begleitet von Dr. E.H. Toelken, Rücker, Berlin 1824.