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Ancient world studies/Archaeology


Library news for Ancient World Studies & Archaeology


Ancient history on the WWW

A selection of key resources on the Internet:

Abzu : “Abzu is a guide to the rapidly increasing, and widely distributed data relevant to the study and public presentation of the Ancient Near East via the Internet”

Ancient history in the movies

Ancient Mesopotamia : this history, our history. Uses key artifacts from the Oriental Institute Museum’s Mesopotamian collection

Byzantium : Produced by the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies and includes “Fieldwork, Travel and Research Reports” as well as a good list of “Byzantine Links”

Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft

Etana : Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives

The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL)

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook : also includes links to visual and aural material as well as texts

NINO : Another site devoted to the study of the ancient Near East produced by the Netherlands Institute for the Near East

The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago : a research organization and museum devoted to the study of the ancient Near East

The Perseus Digital Library : The Perseus project at Tufts University is a multimedia digital library on Ancient Greece which includes primary and secondary texts and images.

SEAL : Sources of Early Akkadian Literature : aims to compile a complete and indexed corpus of Akkadian literary texts from the 3rd and 2nd Millennia BCE