Porter and Moss online!

News is out that the Griffith Institute of the University of Oxford has digitized and put online as PDFs the first seven volumes of the Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Painting (commonly referred to as “Porter/Moss”). In addition to this being an astounding resource for all those dealing with just about anything Egyptological, Volume VII is of particular interest to those dealing with the archaeology of the ancient Land of Israel, as it included a section on Egyptian finds from Western Asia (including Israel) updated to the volume’s publication in 1952. Although a lot of finds have come out since the publication of these volumes, it is a an excellent resource with which to start research on many topics.

And, if you go to page 372 in vol. VII, you can see a list of the Egyptian finds from Tell es-Safi/Gath (from the Bliss/Macalister excavations).

This is quite an astounding resource to have online!


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