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Many museums also have online catalogues of their collections or other photographic archives




An album of Howard Carter’s watercolours of birds and animals

Champillon and Rosellini Online

Description de L’Égypte – Digital Collection

*Egypt, Old Cairo Paintings

Hector Horeau’s watercolours of Egypt 1838

Lepsius: Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Aethiopien

The Middle East in Early Prints and Photographs (mostly Egypt)

NYPL – New York Public Library Digital Gallery (Manuscripts, maps, posters, photographs, prints amd more)




*AGSL Digital Photo Archive – Asia and Middle East

Bridgeman Education – Images (free for some institutions)

*CyArk Projects (also has virtual tours)

*Getty Images – royalty free

Old Pictures

Penn Museum – Online Collection

Smithsonian Magazine on PinInterest (Early Humans and Palaeofuturism amongst other subjects)

*Yale University Art Gallery – Collections


Brooklyn Museum Egyptian Lantern Slides

Burton’s Photographs of the Tutankhamun Excavation

Egyptian Mirage – 19th century “studio photographs”

The Egyptian Desert Portfolio

Egyptology Picture Library (has watermarks)

Die Fahrt zum Nil 1892

Gathered Ancient Images of Seth

Les archives photographiques de Maurice Pillet sur l’Égypte

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World – (isawnyu) – flikr photostream

Mut Expedition – photos

The Middle East in Early Prints and Photographs (mostly Egypt)

OsirisNet (Egyptian tombs)

Petrie’s Photographs of Egypt

Photographic Archive of Papyri in the Cairo Museum (could not connect per Jan.2014)

The Pyramids of Egypt

pyramidtextsonline’s flikr photostream – Vincent Brown

Rock Art – Egypt

Sue Lezon – Photograpic Portfolio

Thebes Photographic Project

Other Regions:

Levantine Mirage – 19th century “studio photographs”

Indus Valley Civilization (old and new photographs) / Facebook

Photos Anciennes – Le Xinjiang en 1898

The Rock Art of South Africa

Silk Road in Photographs


3D Tours:

Amarna Virtual 3D museum

*Atlas of the Valley of the Kings

*Atlas of the Theban Necropolis

*Dendera Temple Complex in 360º

*Digital Karnak – UCLA

*The Great Pyramid of Giza – 3D ancient Wonders

*Kom el Dikka – Alexandria – 3dmekanlar.com

*The Pyramids – 3dmekanlar.com

*Rock Art Sites of Somaliland – Virtual Tour

*Temples of Abydos in 360º

*Temple of Khons (Karnak)

*visit360.net (various locations Europe, Egypt and Syria)



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