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The Griffith Institute - University of Oxford
The Griffith Institute has been at the heart of Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Oxford for over seventy years.
It is home to two major research projects, the Topographical Bibliography (Porter & Moss) and the Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB). The Griffith Institute also houses an archive of 'wonderful things' containing the collective memory and life work of some of Egyptology's greatest scholars, including its founder Francis Llewellyn Griffith, as well as Sir Alan Gardiner and Jaroslav Černý. Perhaps the most famous are the records of Howard Carter whose name is synonymous with the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. The Griffith Institute provides vital resources for the study of the history and culture of ancient Egypt and the Near East, which may be accessed directly, or online.
Griffith latest news
Jac. J. Janssen's papers
Two years ago on the 23rd of August 2011, Professor Jac. J. Janssen passed away. In his memory, we are pleased to announce that his papers will be soon available for consultation at the Griffith Institute. See more.
Pietro Bracci's 'lost' manuscript
To celebrate Pietro Bracci's birthday in the month of June, we present here scans of some individual pages of an unpublished manuscript on Egyptian hieroglyphs which was believed to be lost.
Amelia Edwards new sketch album
A previously unknown album of drawings by Amelia Edwards has recently been identified in the Archive. To celebrate her birthday on June 6th, we have the pleasure to publish it online here
9 May - Howard Carter's Birthday
To celebrate Howard Carter's birthday on this 9 May, unpublished drawings made by Carter of the Festival Procession of Opet at Luxor Temple will go online for the first time.
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Visit the Griffith Institute's Facebook page for the latest news, project updates and information on Egyptological events in and around Oxford. View highlights from the Griffith Institute Archive, including the watercolours of George Alexander Hoskins, a corpus of hieroglyphic signs compiled by Rosalind Paget and Annie Pirie, and Harry Burton's photographs taken during the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun.