Exploring Egypt in the 19th Century

Complete facsimiles of publications from the early-19th-century expeditions to Egypt by Champollion and Rosellini.

The Rosellini and Champollion expedition publications are an invaluable and irreplaceable record because they contain information and illustrations of Egyptian monuments made early in the period of modern Egyptology. They are among the oldest and most important publications to include accurate copies of reliefs and inscriptions, and are still regularly consulted for many of them.

These items were digitized in the mid-2000s for a precursor site to Digital Bodleian. Colour illustrations were captured in full colour, while text and line drawings were captured as bitonal images.