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The Egyptology collection is located in the UCL Institute of Archaeology Library and is also known as the "Edwards Library" having been established through a bequest of Amelia Edwards, a popular novelist, explorer and patron of Sir Flinders Petrie. Material relating to excavation and archaeology forms the core of the collection and many excavation reports relating to Egypt itself are obtained regularly (e.g. those produced by the Egypt Exploration Society, Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut). There is also material on Egyptian art, religion, architecture, history, and ancient Egyptian language and literature. Texts are acquired in hieroglyphic, demotic, and Coptic.
Other aspects of archaeology, e.g. Mediterranean (especially of the Bronze Age), Classical and scientific methods in archaeology will also be found at the UCL Institute of Archaeology Library.