Welcome to the Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB).

The Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB) holds the largest available collection of references in Egyptological literature. It includes the volumes of the Annual Egyptological Bibliography (AEB) for 1947 to 2001 with abstracts, combined with Bibliographie Altägypten (BA) for 1822 to 1946, the Aigyptos database with keywords, and many thousands of more recently added records. It provides coverage of Egyptological literature from 1822 to the present and is updated nearly every day. OEB is a living site: improvements and extensions to functionality and to coverage are being developed and will be announced as they are introduced.

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.

What's new

May 2016: The new year has brought a change in personnel at OEB. Gareth Roberts, who took up the position of Coordinating Editor in October 2010, left at the end of December 2015. We are extremely grateful to Gareth for all he did for OEB, from overseeing the import of Aigyptos, through developing the redesign which went online in early 2014, to the vast numbers of records he added and the still greater numbers of inherited records that he revised. Without him, OEB would not be what it is. During a period of reorganization in the Griffith Institute, Christoph Bachhuber is performing a similar role to Gareth's for most of 2016.

We would like to remind users of the value of bringing publications that are not in the principal Egyptological journals and series to our attention through the 'Submit material' button on the OEB home page. We cannot survey all possible places where material that we should include may be published, and we are very grateful for additions. Items submitted by users should be accompanied where possible by copies (normally pdfs). We must see publications before releasing them in the online database.

The number of 2015 items in OEB continues to increase rapidly. On 5 May 2016 the figure had passed 2,000, out of a total of 124,000 online.

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OEB latest releases

OEB 235499

   Mohamed, Mohamed Salah, Khaled Abd El Malek Abu Zed, and Niazy Mostafa Mohamed 2016. Asyut, Tomb I: pigment analysis. In Kahl, Jochem, Ornamente in Bewegung: die Deckendekoration der großen Querhalle im Grab von Djefai-Hapi I. in Assiut, 41-44. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

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   Teeter, Emily 2015. The mummy of Meresamun in Chicago. In Martínková, Jana and Pavel Onderka (eds), In the shadow of a pyramid: the Egyptian collection of L. V. Holzmaister, 75-80. Prague: National Museum.

OEB 235495

   Gribble, Don 2009. Natural ventilation, harnessed by New Kingdom Egyptian tomb builders, may explain the changed floor levels in the Valley of the Kings tomb KV5. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology 24, 62-65.

OEB 235497

   Wilkinson, David 2004. Power configuration sequences in the Northeast African civilization/world system to 1500 BC. Comparative Civilizations Review 50, 82-104.

OEB 235496

   Salam, M. E. A. El 2002. Construction of underground works and tunnels in ancient Egypt. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology 17 (3), 295-304.