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Library

German Archaeological Institute
Cairo Department
31, Abu el-Feda
11211 Kairo-Zamalek

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General information on the library of the Cairo department

The library is closed from July, 1st until August, 31st 2014.

Inventory and Coverage

The Institute's Library comprises ca. 31.000 titles in nearly 40.000 volumes and about 300 periodicals and series currently. The main focus of the collection is on Egyptology in the broadest sense and associated sciences; it is supplemented by an extensive Islamic collection and an exquisite collection of old travel literature. In addition, the library includes about 3,000 special offprints, maps and non-book-media such as microfiche, CD-ROMs etc. The core of the Library is the 1957 acquired collection of the Egyptologist Ludwig Keimer (1892-1957) whose papers are preserved in the Institute's archive.

Indexing

The collection is organized by subject and is on open access. The card catalogue in alphabetical order has ceased in 2003 and was substituted by a database available locally and online. Since April 2010 all titles of the Library can be researched in ZENON, the central online catalogue of the German Archaeological Institute.

Services

Francis Frith/Joseph Bonomi/Samuel Sharpe: Egypt, Nubia, and Ethiopia, London 1862 © DAIThe library holds an exquisite collection of historic travel literature. © DAIThe Library is a reference library only; material may not be borrowed. Access is granted to all scientists and students of relevant disciplines. Guests coming from a distance are encouraged to make a prior appointment by e-mail. A computer workstation with internet connection is available as well as 18 reader desks. A limited number of photocopies may be made and are charged at 1 LE per page.

Further Information

Telephone:

+20-(0)2-2735-1460/-2321

Fax:
+20-(0)2-2737-0770
E-Mail:
E-Mail (Administration):

Opening Hours

Sunday 9 am - 4 pm; Monday to Thursday 9 am - 1 pm

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  • 20/03/2014 - 20/09/2014

    Ausstellung / Exposición Blick Mira!

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  • 03/06/2014 - 25/07/2014

    Ausstellung „antike Architektur im Blick”

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    Das Erbe Karls des Großen 814-2014

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    Vortrag: Kolumbariengräber und kollektive Identität im augusteischen Rom

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Recent projects

  • 24.10.2013

    The language of clothes along the Silk Road: What does their wardrobe speak to us about humans between 1000 BC and 300 AD? more

  • 22.10.2012

    Frühe protourbane Zentren im nordwestpontischen Raum? Untersuchung einer Cucuteni-Tripol´e-zeitlichen Großsiedlung more

  • 07.05.2012

    Siedlungskomplex Orlovka-Kartal und die frühe Kupferzeit im nordwestlichen Schwarzmeer-Gebiet (Ukraine/Republik Moldau) more

Completed projects

  • 06.07.2011

    Russian Federation: Barsuchij Log more

  • 21.06.2011

    Russian Federation: Chicha more

  • 21.06.2011

    Russian Federation: Suchanicha more

Recent publications

  • 28.07.2014

    Epigraphische Forschungen auf der Arabischen Halbinsel more

  • 28.07.2014

    Baghdader Forschungen more

  • 15.06.2014

    MIRAS more

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Contact

The German Archaeological Institute (DAI) is a »scientific corporation« of the Federal Institution under the auspices of the Foreign Office. The staff of the Institute carries out research in the area of archaeology and in related fields and maintains relations with international scholars.
Furthermore, it organizes congresses, colloquia and tours, and informs the public through the media about its work.  

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