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ERIC Number: EJ805290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May-5
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
UCLA Plans Online Encyclopedia of Egyptology
Howard, Jennifer
Chronicle of Higher Education, v52 n35 pA26 May 2006
The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) has unveiled plans for what appears to be the world's first online, peer-reviewed encyclopedia devoted to ancient Egypt. The "UCLA Encyclopedia of Egypt," which in April won a $325,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, will include material in Arabic as well as English. The encyclopedia will be the only "clearly bilingual" comprehensive reference work in the field, according to Willeke Wendrich, the project's editor in chief. The project seeks to satisfy what scholars in the field describe as a pressing need for reliable, current, Internet-accessible scholarship. In time, the encyclopedia will contain as many as 4,000 entries alongside a collection of visual materials: maps, photographs, terms in hieroglyphs. Anyone with a Web browser will be able to use the English-language "open version," which will include abstracts in Arabic. A fuller version will provide, for a fee, complete Arabic translations along with such extras as three-dimensional "virtual reality" models of temples and other historical sites.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Egypt