ASTENE publishes a number of resources on various aspects of early travel in Egypt and the Near East, in fhe form of books, articles and in our quarterly bulletin where reviews on books of interest are reviewed. ASTENE publishes a selection of the papers presented at our biennial conferences and there are many valuable and interesting books and articles published by ASTENE members. 

For a Bibliography of articles and books published by ASTENE members, see: Diane Bergman’s Bibliography

For more information on ASTENE’s publications, please consult the BooksBulletin and Book Review pages under the Publications tab. A general summary of these resources is presented below.


ASTENE and ASTENE members have published many books on various aspects of the history and study of early travel in Egypt and the Near East.

ASTENE publishes works on early travel and early travellers, as well as a selection of papers from each biennial conference. These often provide new information on areas and individuals who have never before been researched.

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The ASTENE Bulletin is published four times a year and aims to keep members informed of research interests and queries in the field of travel in Egypt and the Near East. Members are encouraged to submit information and material for the Bulletin relating to on-going research and interests, conferences etc.

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Book Reviews

ASTENE welcomes book reviews by members. Members are invited to suggest suitable titles to the Book Reviews Editor and submitted and approved reviews will be published in the society bulletin.

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Notes and Queries

Very important to the concept of ASTENE is the sharing of information and the accumulation of knowledge. If you have a query about people or places in the ASTENE region, send it for publication via our bulletin editor Dr Robert


When replying to a query in the Bulletin, please reply direct to the person who makes the query, but please also let the Bulletin Editor share your reply with other members. Responses to queries are only published in the ASTENE Bulletin, and so are available only to ASTENE members.

Please note: Replies to Queries are printed only in the Bulletin and are not included on the ASTENE web page.

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