This series of links has been compiled by Dr. Ogden Goelet for the 20th Anniversary publication of The Egyptian Book of the Dead:
There is an important scholarly website primarily devoted to the Book of the Dead and its study. Among other things, one can access photographic reproductions of a wide range of papyri, insofar as this is possible due to copyright restrictions. This website is part of Totenbuch Projekt of Bonn University
Many museums have made parts of their collections available online, allowing one to view objects in their collections, such as copies of the Book of the Dead. The links to these collections are too numerous to list comprehensively and the material available changes frequently. While the images available will necessarily be sharp enough to be usable for practical purposes on-screen, it is often possible to order images in higher resolution through such websites.
In addition, Egyptologists have produced other websites that allow users to look up Egyptian vocabulary in large online dictionaries and hieroglyphic transcriptions of texts. The most massive of all such projects is the Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae, a cooperative project in which several European institutions are currently participating.
Perhaps it would be wandering slightly off the topic of BD web resources, but some readers might desire to produce computerized hieroglyphic texts for self-study. The author strongly recommends an easy-to-use-and-learn “freeware” program called JSESH that is now used extensively among Egyptologists. For example, it has recently been adopted by the Institut français de’archéologie orientale (IFAO) for its publications. The website also provides a transliteration typefont as well. These materials are available at
One collection of recent conference papers that are downloadable without charge from the web has been made available by the British Museum. This is: N. Spencer, E. O’Connell, and L. McNamara, eds., The Book of the Dead, Recent Research and New Perspectives. British Museum Studies on Ancient Egypt and the Sudan 15 (2010). The articles may be found at: