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In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

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Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs
This is the official website for National Geographic's touring exhibition of King Tut's treasures. Here you can find a photo gallery of artifacts included in the exhibition, see when the exhibit is coming to a city in your region, buy advance tickets, and access educational materials.

Theban Mapping Project
The Theban Mapping Project is the most detailed survey ever of the Valley of the Kings. The project's website has two main interactive atlas features (the Atlas of the Valley of the Kings and the Atlas of the Theban Necropolis) as well as articles on tomb development, mortuary beliefs, history, and Thebes today (modern Luxor and Karnak).

BBC History: Egyptians
A fabulous resource for anyone who's interested in general information on ancient Egypt, the BBC's website offers articles on everything from the Great Pyramid to the Amarna period to the deciphering of hieroglyphs and the story of the Nile. An interactive sidebar allows for exploration of Khufu's pyramid complex, or you can create hieroglyphic postcards, embalm a mummy, or build your own pyramid.

The Egyptian God Aten Before and After Akhenaten
"The mythology of the Aten, the radiant disk of the sun, is not only unique in Egyptian history, but is also one of the most complex and controversial aspects of ancient Egypt." This article by Jimmy Dunn gives a good, chronological explanation of the Akhenaten heresy and how the Aten was viewed before and during Akhenaten's reign.

KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt
This magazine, according to its home page, "began in 1990 as an English-language periodical devoted exclusively to articles on the culture, history, personalities, arts and monuments of ancient Egypt—as well [as] features on archaeology, past and present. If you are fascinated by Kemet (Kmt—the "Black Land"—what the ancient Egyptians called their country), KMT is for you!" Many top Egyptologists are contributors.


Baines, John, and Jaromir Malek. Cultural Atlas of Ancient Egypt. Checkmark Books, 2000.

Bongioanni, Alessandro, and Maria Sole Croce, eds. The Illustrated Guide to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The American University in Cairo Press, 2001.

Forbes, Dennis C. Tombs. Treasures. Mummies. Seven Great Discoveries of Egyptian Archaeology. KMT Communications, 1998.

Ikram, Salima. Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt. Pearson, 2003.

Leek, F. Filce. The Human Remains From the Tomb of Tutankhamun. Griffith Institute, 1972.

Shaw, Ian, and Paul Nicholson. British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt. The American University in Cairo Press, 1996.

Reeves, Nicholas. The Complete Tutankhamun. Thames and Hudson, 1990.

Reeves, C. N., Nicholas Reeves, and Richard H. Wilkinson. The Complete Valley of the Kings. Thames and Hudson, 1996.

NGS Resources

Hawass, Zahi. Hidden Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Unearthing the Masterpieces of Egyptian History. National Geographic Books, 2004.

Hawass, Zahi. "Egypt's Forgotten Treasures." National Geographic (January 2003), 74-87.

Zivie, Alain. "Mystery of the Sun God's Servant." National Geographic (November 2003), 52-9.

Carter, Howard. The Tomb of Tutankhamen. National Geographic Books, 2003.

Price, Sean. "Treasures of the Tomb: Discovering King Tut's Incredible Riches." National Geographic Kids (formerly World). (November 2002), 20-3.

Williams, A. R. "Death on the Nile." National Geographic (October 2002), 2-25.

Hawass, Zahi. "Egypt's Hidden Tombs Revealed." National Geographic (September 2001), 32-41.

Gore, Rick. "Pharaohs of the Sun." National Geographic (April 2001), 34-57.

Hawass, Zahi. "Abusir Tomb: Egyptian Priest's Undisturbed Burial Discovered." National Geographic (November 1998), 102-13.