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!

Sunday 4 April 2021

A HGIS of Nubia (website launch)!

A Historical GIS of Nubia based on the William J. Bankes Archive (1815-1822). I finally published my research project carried out at the Dahlem Research School, Freie Universität Berlin. Check it out and send feedback!

A huge thanks to the Dorset History Centre thgat allowed for the on-line publication of the images!


Wednesday 4 December 2019

L'Egitto di Belzoni | Exhibition in Padova

25 October 2019 to 28 June 2020
Centro Culturale Altinate San Gaetano
Via Altinate, 71 - Padova
An exhibition curated by Francesca Veronese

Website: https://www.legittodibelzoni.it/

Catalogue Biblos

Monday 28 January 2019

NEW BOOK: "From Siena to Nubia. Travels of Alessandro Ricci, 1817-1822"

Daniele SALVOLDI (ed), "From Siena to Nubia. Travels of Alessandro Ricci, 1817-1822", The American University in Cairo Press, 480 pages, 20x 28 cm
ISBN: 978-9-774167-854-3
800 LE, 59.95 $, 45 GBP, 72.08 EU


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