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

August 26
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
M. Maitland
Servant in the Place of Truth: A.H. Rhind’s innovative Theban excavations and collections in National Museums Scotland
D. Salvoldi, S. Delvaux
The Lost Chapels of Elephantine. Methodology for a Reconstruction Study through Archival Documents

August 29
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
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.