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HUBweek comes to Cabot Science Library.

Browse artifacts from the Giza archive that relate to popular themes for the classroom — such as Daily Life in Ancient Egypt and What are the Pyramids? — to use in your lesson plans. Start here for an overview of the Giza Plateau and its most popular topics, like the Great Pyramid, the Sphinx, and King Khufu. Studying ancient Egypt, you might come across words and ideas that you don’t see every day. Check here if you’ve got questions!

Climb into a pyramid, descend into a tomb, and more in Digital Giza's video experiences. These resources are just the beginning. For more, search the Digital Giza archive: . See the Giza Plateau in a whole new way: . Explore further with some of The Giza Project's favorite places online.

Clicking these links will open a new browser tab. Lesson plans and study activities from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Check out their modules on Ancient Egypt's pyramids and scroll paintings. Features a YouTube video channel as well as articles on popular topics such as hieroglyphs. Weekly posts on the latest in Egyptology, in both English and Arabic. Professional group with a mission to advance archaeological research, conservation, and training in Egypt.

Long-standing online resource for those interested in Egyptology, professionals or not. Hosted by the Fitzwilliam Museum. RemarksEgyptologist and Copticist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology. (1861-1951) German Egyptologist and Copticist; he was born in Dessau, 12 Nov. 1861, son of Ludwig S. and Helen S.; he was educated at the Universities of Berlin and Gottingen, and was Erman's (q.v.) first student; Ph.D.

Site NameKhafre Pyramid Complex. Das Grabdenkmal des Königs Chephren. Veröffentlichungen der Ernst von Sieglin Expedition in Ägypten 1. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1912. Maragioglio, Vito, and Rinaldi, Celeste. L'Architettura delle Piramidi Menfite, Parte V: Le Piramidi di Zedefra e di Chefren. Rapallo: Tipografia Canessa, 1966, plates 5-10.

3D model of the Giza Plateau. Excavations at Gîza VII: 1935-1936. The Mastabas of the Seventh Season and their Description.

Cairo: Government Press, 1953, plan. Excavations at Gîza IX: 1936-37-38. The Mastabas of the Eighth Season and their Description. Cairo: General Organisation for Government Printing Offices, 1960, plan. Saleh, Abdel-Aziz. “Excavations Around Mycerinus Pyramid Complex.” Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo 30 (1974), pp.

Join Peter Der Manuelian, Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology; Director, Harvard Semitic Museum; as he presents the HUBweek Spoke Event Giza 3D: Visualizing the Pyramids.

As part of the Giza Project at Harvard, a 3D, archaeologically accurate computer model of the pyramids, tombs, and temples at the famous Giza Pyramids, just west of modern Cairo, is being used for teaching and research.


The work is largely based on the excavations of the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition (1905–1947).

This talk will show the computer model, and present other experiments in new technologies for bringing the site back to life, for scholars, students, and the public worldwide.

Read more about Peter Der Manuelian and the Giza Project here.

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Giza Project Volunteers & Interns

The Giza Project has benefitted immensely from the dedicated work of almost one thousand volunteers and interns through the years. The time, knowledge, and positive attitude they have contributed to the Project have advanced its mission and progress in innumerable and much-appreciated ways.

Partner Institutions

The Giza Project brings together archival holdings from a number of institutions, including:

  • Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien (Austria)
  • Cairo University–Brown University Expedition


The Giza Project gratefully acknowledges current and past support from the following organizations:

  • Mr. Sadek Wahba

Web Team

The Digital Brain behind Digital Giza

Digital Giza is more than a simple website. It’s run by a vast database called the Giza Consolidated Archaeological Reference Database (GizaCARD). The GizaCARD organizes over 150,000 files and records from the collections and archives of museums, universities, and Egyptian excavation projects from around the world, from the 1800s to current ongoing work.

But the GizaCARD doesn't just store all of this data and information. It also builds connections: individual Giza monuments, artifacts, documents, and many kinds of media are connected via database records whenever they relate to each other.

The result is a huge "web" of interrelated archival records that enable you to access all the information you need as you explore each record, without having to conduct multiple searches or open lots of different pages.

And since this website pulls from the database in real-time, any information you access here will always reflect the most up-to-date information that The Giza Project has made available.

The wide range of records that the GizaCARD links together for access through the Digital Giza website includes:

  • Pyramids, tombs, and monuments
  • Artifacts
  • Giza maps, plans, and architectural drawings
  • Excavation photographs
  • Archaeologists’ field diary pages from past excavations
  • Archaeologists’ notes
  • Artifact photographs and illustrations
  • Site and monument photographs
  • 3D graphic models of Giza monuments and artifacts
  • Reference documentation for 3D media
  • Videos
  • Interactive Media
  • Published books and articles
  • Unpublished manuscripts
  • Object register books
  • Letters
  • Packing lists for artifact transport
  • 360-degree panoramas
  • Audio recordings

Database Abbreviations

Most data records in the GizaCARD start with abbreviations of two to five letters. These identify the source or the owner of that archival data. Here is a list of those abbreviations:


ABE – Abu Bakr Expedition

ÄMUL – Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Leipzig (Germany)

ASU – Arizona State University (USA)

AWW – Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien (Austria)

BÄM – Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Berlin/Neues Museum (Germany)

BBAW – Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Germany)

BM – British Museum (England)

BMA – Brooklyn Museum of Art (USA)

CBE – Cairo University‐Brown University Expedition

DUC – Duckworth Laboratory, University of Cambridge (England)

EMC – Egyptian Museum, Cairo (Egypt)

FMC – Field Museum, Chicago (USA)

GEM – Grand Egyptian Museum (Egypt)

GMBA - Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn (USA)

GPH – Giza Project at Harvard University (USA)

HM – Hearst Museum, Berkeley (USA)

HSM – Harvard Semitic Museum (USA)

HUMFA – Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

JFKL – John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum (USA)

KHM – Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (Austria)

MFAB – Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (USA)

MLP – Musée du Louvre, Paris (France)

MMA – Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (USA)

MMS – Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm (Sweden)

MUT – Museum der Universität Tübingen (Germany)

NCG – Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen (Denmark)

NHM – Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna (Austria)

NMEC – Natonal Museum of Egyptian Civilization (Egypt)

OIC – Oriental Institute, Chicago (USA)

OSUT – Osteologische Sammlung der Universität Tübingen (Germany)

PDM – Peter Der Manuelian

PMAE – Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University (USA)

PSNM – Port Said National Museum (Egypt)

ROM – Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto (Canada)

RPM – Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim (Germany)

SHM – State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (Russia)

SMÄK – Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Munich (Germany)

TUR – Museo Egizio, Turin (Italy)

UPM – University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology (USA)

VMFA - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (USA)

WAM – Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts (USA)