Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Department of Archaeology





Digital learning grammars


Character sets

Egyptoligical transliterations

(a) In Unicode

(b) Tradtional fonts (not Unicode)


(a) In Unicode

  • TTF Antinoou (includin keyboard layouts)

(b) Traditional fonts



Dictionaries for the (Ancient-)Egyptian Language (online resources)

  • Egyptian Dictionary of Berlin, from the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities - Ancient Egyptian Dictionary:
    • Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae (digital text corpus + older digital paper archive)
    • Digital paper archive
    • Online version of the print Dictionary of the Egyptian Language by Erman & Grapow
  • The Demotic Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

Bibliotheken in Berlin und Bibliographien

Libraries in Berlin
KOBV: Kooperativer Bibliotheksverbund Berlin-Brandenburg

Access to the catalogues of Berlin libraries:

  • Primus: search portal at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Primo: Search portal at Freien Universität Berlin (Collection of the seminar for Egyptology)
  • OPAC StaBiKat: Staatbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • OPAC SMB/SMPK: Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz (especially the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection; acquisitions starting in 2003)
  • OPAC BBAW: Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • ZDB-Katalog: Catalogue of periodical collections at German libraries

Tip: Set up a list of your resources in KOBV.

Digitalised literature

Literature databases




with HU campus license included registered students