was created in 1997 by a group of fellow students in
egyptology. Its aim is to help spreading egyptological
information throughout the world and to stimulate international
the time being, most of it is in french, but it will
be eventually translated into english, except for the
research articles, which will remain in their original
main divisions are :
| Portal | Encyclopedia
| Virtual tour
| Professional |
Forum | Library
is one of the biggest of the egyptological web. Continuously
updated, it features pages, that means that a web site
can be listed several times according to its content.
This thematic approach makes it very useful. The sub-divisions
of our portal are:
societies | Databases
& softwares | Institutions
and research centres | Ancient
egyptian language and inscriptions | Publishing
and bookshops | Excavations
and sites | Museums
| Top 5
is for the layman and the egyptologist alike. It has
short notices and articles, with links to relevant egyptian
inscriptions in adobat pdf format. For instance, someone
interested in the reign of king Ahmose will be able
to download its great inscription in Karnak, the autobiography
of Ahmose, son of Abana, and the donation stela of queen
Ahmose-Nefertary. It is like a virtual library at your
also produce CD-Rom reeditions of ancient and useful
egyptological books. They are in our "Library"
aim of our "Virtual
tour" is to provide photographs of archaelogical
sites. They are rationnaly classified, according to
the numerotation and the maps of the "Porter and
Moss". It takes time to make it. If you want to
share your photographs too, you are quite welcome.
section presents research works, interviews, and lists
hundreds of academic researches. If you are writing
a Ph.D which is not listed, please contact us.
also host a "Forum",
in fact a discussion list, and you are welcome to join.
are also regularly updated, and provide information
on discoveries and symposiums alike.
section, still under development, will present some
facts helping to arrange travels to Egypt.
hope you will find Thotweb useful. Don't hesitate to
let me know of any criticism or remarks you might like
de Spens, webmaster. (e-mail)