Welcome to the Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB).

The Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB) holds the largest available collection of references in Egyptological literature and is updated nearly every day. It includes the records and abstracts from Annual Egyptological Bibliography (AEB, 1947-2001), combined with Bibliographie Altägypten (BA, 1822-1946), the Aigyptos database with keywords, and more than 50,000 further items. Coverage is from 1822 to the present. OEB is a collaboration of the University of Oxford and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich. Enhancements are announced as they are introduced. For What’s new see below.

To learn more about how the OEB works you can see our sample search page. To find out how to gain access to our site visit our subscription page.

OEB latest releases  : More new releases

OEB 302847

   Fluck, Cäcilia and Olivia Zorn 2021. Akhmīm and Berlin. In Sayed, Rafed El-, Konstantin C. Lakomy, Elisabeth Ehler, Cäcilia Fluck, Anne Herzberg-Beiersdorf, and Olivia Zorn (eds), Akhmīm: Egypt's forgotten city, 144-149. Berlin; Petersberg: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz; Michael Imhof.

OEB 302846

   Sayed, Rafed El- 2021. Tales of wonder, travelogues, and stories of research. In Sayed, Rafed El-, Konstantin C. Lakomy, Elisabeth Ehler, Cäcilia Fluck, Anne Herzberg-Beiersdorf, and Olivia Zorn (eds), Akhmīm: Egypt's forgotten city, 138-143. Berlin; Petersberg: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz; Michael Imhof.

What's new

March 2022: For languages that do not use the Latin alphabet, OEB has developed a new style of display that presents both the original script of a title, in Unicode, together with a transliteration according to a standard system, such as Pinyin for Chinese. For Cyrillic, the BGN/PGCN romanization system has been chosen as not requiring diacritical signs and easy to type with any basic keyboard. It is valid for all languages written in Cyrillic. We hope that this treatment will render items in non-Roman scripts more accessible for users. Newly entered records include an English translation of all titles that are not in English, French, or German, either in the main title field or in the abstract field (dependent on the conventions of the source publication).

OEB now presents more than 163,000 records online, an increase of over 5000 since July 2021. More than 12,000 records are reviews, almost all linked to the item they review. Review and conversion of legacy records continues; over 158,000 have been treated so far.

For nearly two years of the Coronavirus pandemic OEB maintained free access. Normal subscription rules returned in January 2022. Those who have thereby lost access should encourage their institutions to take out a subscription, or they may consider subscribing as individuals (either directly or through the International Association of Egyptologists). OEB needs subscriptions to continue its vital work.

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