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 search tips see the User information tab. For What’s new see below.

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OEB latest releases  : More new releases

OEB 327791

   Smoláriková, Květa 2023. Saite kings and their mercenaries. Ancient West & East 22, 159-180.

OEB 327790

   Raue, Dietrich 2020. Ausgrabungen in einer Megacity: der Sonnentempel von Heliopolis. In Anonymous (ed.), Im Feld: wie der Grabungsalltag wirklich aussieht, 34-37. Darmstadt: wbg Philipp von Zabern.

What's new

October 2023: OEB has updated its transliteration font (Trlit_CG Times). The new version, also develped by Willem Hovestreydt, now includes a new character. This is Y (i + diaeresis / Unicode U+00EF), which respresents the two oblique strokes usually rendered as y (Gardiner Z4) and is inserted by pressing capital Y.

The change follows the decision made by the International Association of Egyptologists at the 13th International Congress of Egyptologists (August 2023) to establish a standardised transliteration of Ancient Egyptian language named The Leiden Unified Transliteration/Transcription.

The font file, which has the name CGT_2023.TTF, is basically the same as the previously distributed CGT.TTF. Documents that use the former version will continue to function as intended. For downloads and installation instructions, see here.

Christopher Wass, who contributed greatly in Munich to the development of OEB, left in September after more than four years on the project. He has all our best wishes for the future. Markus Kutschka, who assisted Christopher for several years, has stepped into his role.

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