The Egyptian Royal Genealogy Project

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Egyptian Royal Genealogy
Type of site
Historical Research
Available inEnglish
OwnerChris Bennett
Created byChris Bennett
LaunchedMay 2001; 19 years ago (2001-05)
Current statusOnline

The Egyptian Royal Genealogy Project is a research project started by Egyptologist Christopher John "Chris" Bennett (1953–2014) in 2001.


The internet was meant as the medium for the project, which aimed at discussing new material related to the Ptolemaic dynasty as soon as they appeared, and provide direct access to primary sources for readers, such as inscriptions or papyri. The project was first hosted on the Yahoo! GeoCities with a mirror by Tyndale House.[1] After the closure of GeoCities it became available only at the Tyndale House, which in 2019 moved the material to a sub-website,

Many expressed their hope that the project will find its way to print;[2] the founder, who died in 10 January 2014, stated that although he might think of it, printing is not his aim.[3] The project was praised and recommended by academics,[4] and its entries were cited by many scholars in academic works.

Selection of academic works citing the project[edit]




  • Bennett, Christopher John. (2002). "FAQ. Note 11". C. J. Bennett. The Egyptian Royal Genealogy Project hosted by the Tyndale House Website. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  • Bennett, Christopher John (2003). "Three Notes on Arsinoe I". In Eyma, Aayko; Bennett, Christopher John (eds.). A Delta-man in Yebu. Occasional volume of the Egyptologists' Electronic Forum. 1. Universal-Publishers. ISBN 978-1-581-12564-1.
  • Ogden, Daniel (2010). "The Royal Families of Argead Macedon and the Hellenistic World". In Rawson, Beryl (ed.). A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-405-18767-1.
  • Reggiani, Nicola (2017). Digital Papyrology I: Methods, Tools and Trends. Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 978-3-110-54747-4.