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Egyptology

Books at the Institute of Archaeology Library

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.

A guide to the Garside classification scheme for Egyptology is available.

Other collections which may be relevant include Ancient history and Classics, which are all housed in the UCL Main Library. 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.

Larger volumes, described as Quartos or Qtos, are shelved separately in the area to the left of the Library as you enter opposite the Issue Desk. Outsize volumes (Folios) are shelved flat at the rear of the stacks along with a number of the larger atlases.