The Global Egyptian Museum

"At a rough estimate, over 2 million objects from ancient Egypt are kept in about 850 public collections, dispersed over 69 countries around the world. This website aims to collect them into a global virtual museum, which can be visited at any time, from any place.

The Global Egyptian Museum is a long-term project, carried out under the aegis of the International Committee for Egyptology (CIPEG).

The Basic Mode, currently showcasing 1301 highlights, is geared to the interested public. A glossary of more than 400 items explains Egyptian terms and themes. Many objects are provided with audio comments and 3D-movies.

The Advanced Mode, equipped with a powerful search and data entry engine, opens up the full database - presently 11321 objects - to professionals and amateurs.

Kids! offers information for children at the age of 8-12 years in an interactive way."The Global Egyptian Museum

I've also posted about this fabulous online directory at my Yahoo360 blog: Blasts from the Past.

A fabulous example of how useful this site could be, check out this link to one of the jewels of King Tut.It breaks down the symbols with translations.




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