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- Abzu: Guide to
Resources for the Study of the Ancient Near East Available on the Internet
(Compiled by Charles E. Jones hosted by the Research Archives of the Oriental
Institute, University of Chicago, IL). Directory of Internet resources,
including electronic publications, about the ancient Near East.
Information System (APIS). Hosted by Columbia University
(New York, NY, USA). A database with links to over 20,000 digital facsimiles
of papyri from the collections of six academic institutions, including Columbia.
Date accessed: 2002-10-07. Date added: 2002-10-07.
- Ancient Near
East and the Mediterranean World (University of Chicago Digital Library
Project, IL). Full-text electronic editions of various scholarly works on the
ancient Near East and Mediterranean civilizations published in the 19th and
- Argos: Limited Area Search of
the Ancient and Medieval Internet. Hosted by the University of Evansville
(Evansville, Indiana, USA)
Established in 1996, this is a peer-reviewed guide and search engine to pre-Renaissance
Internet/Web resources. Date added: 2002-09-08.
- Bibliothèque numérique. Lyons, France: Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée. A digitized collection of 50 public-domain works in various languages and from various dates pertaining to ancient Egyptian and Graeco-Roman civilizations, and the history of archaeology. Date accessed: 2005-09-25. Date added: 2005-09-25.
- CDLI: Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative.
" A joint project of the University of California at Los Angeles and
the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science." Launched in 1998,
the CDLI is an international initiative involving several museums with significant collections of cuneiform texts
and an attempt to recreate on the Internet the administrative archives of the
city-states and empires of Mesopotamia. Alternate URL (Berlin, Germany): http://cdli.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/
Date added: 2001-12-25.
- Cuneiform Tablets: From the Reign of Gudea of Lagash to Shalmanassar III. Washington, D.C.: African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress, 2005. Part of: Global Gateway. Summary: " This collection presents clay tablets, cones, and brick fragments inscribed using the ancient pictographic writing system known as cuneiform from the Library of Congress' collections. The Sumerians invented this writing system, which involves
the use of a wedge-shaped reed stylus to make impression in clay. Cuneiform Tablets: From the Reign of Gudea of Lagash to Shalmanassar III includes school tablets, accounting records, and commemorative inscriptions. This online presentation features 38 cuneiform tablets, presented with supplementary materials. The 38 tablets are dated from the reign of Gudea of Lagash (2144-2124 B.C.) to Shalmanassar III (858-824 B.C.) during the New Assyrian Empire (884-612 B.C.)." The collection can be browsed by title
or Library of Congress subject headings or keyword searched. Date accessed: 2005-03-03. Date added: 2005-03-03.
Texts Published on the World Wide Web (Compiled by Alexandra A. O'Brien
hosted by the Research Archives of the Oriental Institute, University of
Chicago, IL). Directory to and images of Demotic (ancient Egyptian hieratic
script) language materials.
- Jump to Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women
and Gender in the Ancient World.
- Duke Data Bank
of Documentary Papyri (DDBDP). Durham, NC: Special Collections Library,
Duke University. Hosted by the Perseus Project as: Papyrological Resources in Perseus.
A database that can be searched or brosed for transcriptions of papyri.
See also: Duke Papyrus Archives. Date
accessed: 2002-10-07. Date added: 2002-10-07.
Papyrus Archives. Durham, NC: Special Collections Library, Duke University.
Browse or search for text and digital facsimles of papyri preserved at Duke
University. Date accessed: 2002-10-07. Date added: 2002-10-07.
(European Cultural Heritage Online). Berlin, Germany: Max Planck Institute
for the History of Science and others. Digital facsimiles that document
the achievements and diffusion of Western and Eastern civilizations beginning with Sumerian
cuneiform tablets (3000 B.C.) as represented in the CDLI
and ranging across time  and  topics to the 20th cenutry. Date accessed: 2004-03-06.
Date added: 2004-03-06. Date updated: 2005-02-27.
- Exploring Ancient World Cultures:
An Introduction to Ancient World Cultures on the World-Wide Web. General Editor, Anthony F. Beavers.
Evansville, Indiana: University of Evansville. An on-line course supplement for teachers and students of the ancient and
medieval worlds, EAWC features primary texts, original essays and selected Internet
links to other Web sites. All primary texts  are presented in English
translation in HTML. The site features its own index to quickly locate primary
texts, as well as a link to Argos, a peer-reviewed subject gateway to Internet
resources on ancient and medieval worlds.
- InscriptiFact: An Image Database of Inscriptions and Artifacts. West Semitic Research Project, University of Southern California. Summary: " As of October 1, 2004, InscriptiFact will have approximately
5,200 images, with another 5,000 to be added by the end of the year. These
images include Dead Sea Scrolls from the Amman Citadel Museum, Phoenician
inscriptions from the National Museum in Beirut, inscriptions and artifacts
from the University of Southern California Archaeological Research Collection,
Egyptian scarabs from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Elephantine
Papyri from the Aegyptisches Museum in Berlin and the Brooklyn Museum of
Art, and many more." In order to access the database at no cost and for scholarly or classroom use only, a user application form in Adobe Acrobat PDF must be downloaded, completed and faxed. Date accessed: 2005-05-23. Date added: 2005-05-23.
- Institut für
Papyrologie. Heidelberg, Germany: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg.
Use the " Projekte und
link to search or browse for descriptions and digital facsimiles
of Greek and Demotic papyri preserved at the university. Date accessed:
2002-10-07. Date added: 2002-10-07.
- The Leuven Homepage of
Papyrus Collections World Wide. Maintained by Willy Clarysse and others.
Leuven, Belgium: Section of Ancient History, Faculty of Arts, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
Search or browse for papyrus collections around the world. Date accessed:
2002-10-07. Date added: 2002-10-07.
Institute Electronic Resources (Oriental Institute, University of Chicago,
IL). Guide to electronic information in a variety of media, including digital
facsimile projects, on the ancient Near East and Egypt produced by the Oriental
Home Page. Compiled by John D. Muccigrosso. Hosted by Drew University.
Guide to papyrology resources on the Internet/Web, including digital facsimile
collections. Date accessed: 2002-10-07. Date added: 2002-10-07.
- Papyrus Database.
New Haven, CT: Beinecke
Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Search this database for
descriptions and digital facsimiles of papyri preserved at Yale University.
Date accessed: 2002-10-07. Date added: 2002-10-07.
- Project Libellus. Compiled by Konrad Schroder and Owen Ewald. Seattle, WA: University of Washington. Summary: " ...an ongoing attempt to provide a library of classical Latin (and Greek) texts with minimal redistribution restrictions. ... The intent of the project is to make available fairly good-quality texts at no cost it is not to provide guaranteed top quality texts." The texts are only available in the TeX
format. Date accessed: 2005-06-19. Date added: 2005-06-19.
- Society of Biblical Literature: Resources: Web Resources. Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature. Annotated and categorized list of Web resources for the scholarly study of texts relating to the Christian Bible. Date accessed: 2005-05-23. Date added: 2005-05-23.
- State Archives of Assyria Online (SAAo). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania. Summary: " State Archives of Assyria Online (SAAo) is an open-access web resource that aims to make the rich Neo-Assyrian materials found in the royal archives of Nineveh, and elsewhere, more widely accessible. Based on an existing ASCII text database created by Simo Parpola and his team at the University of Helsinki, the online transliterations and translations are those of the standard editions in the series “State Archives of Assyria”. All of the published volumes are accessible online. The web presentation and linguistic annotation are carried out using tools and standards developed by Steve Tinney (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)." Date accessed: 2010-04-28. Date added: 2010-04-28.
- The Stoa: A Consortium for
Electronic Publication in the Humanities. Among its many sponsored projects is
Diotima: Materials for the
Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World.
- University of Michigan Papyrus
Collection. Ann Arbor, MI: Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, University
of Michigan. Search for nearly 2,500 descriptive records and digital facsimiles
of papyri preserved at the university. Date accessed: 2002-10-07. Date added:
- World Civilizations: An Internet Classroom and Anthology. Edited by Richard Hooker. Pullman, WA: Washington State University, 1996-. Alternate title: World Cultures. This site combines online or e-learning with links to and/or transcriptions of texts covering ancient and modern global cultures and civilizations. Date accessed: 2005-05-23. Date added: 2005-05-23.
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