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Ramesses I: The Search for the Lost Pharaoh
carlos.emory.edu/RAMESSES/
The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in Atlanta offers an extensive Web site on the mummy thought to be that of Rameses I. Learn about the pharaoh's life and death, examine physical evidence that helped convince Egyptologists that this might very well be his body, delve into ancient Egyptian mummification techniques, and much more.


Theban Mapping Project
www.thebanmappingproject.com
This impressive Web site from the Theban Mapping Project provides a wealth of information on archeological sites in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Find printable diagrams and detailed photos of more than 50 major burial chambers, read articles on their history and development, browse interactive maps of the area, take 3-D tours of each site, and more.


Egyptian Museum Official Site
www.egyptianmuseum.gov.eg
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo provides a sampling of its vast collection on its Web site. Find streaming video of recent exhibits and view digital photographs of artifacts from throughout Egyptian history.


Catalogue General Antiquites Egyptiennes
du Musee du Caire: The Royal Mummies

enlil.lib.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/eos/eos_title.pl?callnum=DT57.C2_vol59
This Web site from the University of Chicago Library offers high-resolution scans from a 1912 catalog of the Cairo Museum's Royal Mummy collection. The publication offers striking photographs of each mummy, accompanied by detailed accounts of their physical condition.


The Niagara Falls Museum
www.niagaramuseum.com
Before being identified by Egyptologists, the mummy of Rameses I spent 140 years in a curio cabinet at the Niagara Falls Museum. On this Web site, read about the history of this eclectic museum and its collection.


Books

Monarchs of the Nile
by Aidan Dodson. The Rubicon Press, 1995.

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

The Complete Valley of the Kings: Tombs and Treasures of Egypt's Greatest Pharaohs
by Nicholas Reeves and Richard H. Wilkinson. Thames & Hudson, 1996.

The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt
edited by Ian Shaw. Oxford University Press, 2000.

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