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 30,000 further items. Coverage is from 1822 to the present. Enhancements are announced as they are introduced. For What’s new see below.

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OEB latest releases  : More new releases

OEB 269822

   Levine, Evan I., Miriam A. W. Rothenberg, Oren Siegel, and Christian Knoblauch 2019. The Uronarti Regional Archaeological Project: Second Cataract fortresses and the Western Desert of Sudan. Antiquity 93 (372, article e35).

OEB 269823

   Brunner-Traut, Emma 1973. Excavations in Egypt: activities of the German Archaeological Institute. Universitas, quarterly English language edition 15 (4), 379-381.

What's new

November 2019: At the 12th International Congress of Egyptologists in Cairo, Anne-Claire Salmas, current Managing Editor of the project, is to make a presentation about the OEB on Tuesday 5 November 2019. She will outline progress on the OEB since the Florence congress of August 2015, present enhancements that are currently under development, and discuss prospects and challenges. Among the latter are the need for participation by the Egyptological community, particularly for items that may not be noticed, and for a stable resource base. There will be an opportunity for discussion, either in the question session or during the congress.

OEB now has more than 146,000 records online, 26,000 more than reported to the Florence congress, that is, an average of 6000 new records added every year. Editors have checked and released more than 136,000 records, leaving 10,000 records inherited from contributing databases that are still to be checked.

Work on displaying links between OEB records continues. More than 10,000 records are to be linked. The most important type of link is between an item and reviews of that item. Other links include continuations of works published in more than one part, corrections, translations, reprints, and later editions. An automated display should be available in early 2020. In addition, the abstract field of many records gives less standardised links, as well as thousands of instances where relevant information was entered before the automated system was set up.

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