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top site image Duke Papyrus Archive
"The Duke Papyrus Archive provides electronic access to texts about and images of nearly 1400 papyri from ancient Egypt. The target audience includes: papyrologists, ancient historians, archaeologists, biblical scholars, classicists, Coptologists, Egyptologists, students of literature and religion and all others interested in ancient Egypt." This excellent site is one of the leading examples of how artifacts from the ancient world can be brought onto the "information superhighway."
http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/papyrus/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Bible
•  Classical civilization and literature
•  Best of the Web
ejournal American Schools of Oriental Research Newsletter
"The ASOR Newsletter presents brief summaries of research work done under ASOR auspices and reports on the various activities of ASOR's overseas centers in Amman, Jerusalem, and Nicosia. Issues may also contain announcements of various scholarly seminars, the ASOR Annual Meeting, and fellowship opportunities."
http://www.asor.org/pubs/news/index.html
•  Ancient Near East
•  Archaeology
•  Classical civilization and literature
•  Online Magazine/Newsletter
top site web Egyptology Resources
A guide to electronic resources, organized under these headings: Local resources; Essential resources elsewhere; Institutions; Museums; Organizations and societies; Publishers and booksellers; Journals and magazines; Other Egypt pages; Personal Egypt pages; Other interesting resources. Maintained at the University of Cambridge.
http://www.newton.cam.ac.uk/egypt/index.html
•  Ancient Near East
•  Religion -- Internet guides
top site web Okeanos: Biblical, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Provides many useful categorized links. Maintained by Scott Noegel at the University of Washington.
http://faculty.washington.edu/snoegel/okeanos.html
•  Ancient Near East
•  Classical civilization and literature
•  Religion -- Internet guides
web American Schools of Oriental Research
"The American Schools of Oriental Research supports and encourages the study of the peoples and cultures of the Near East, from the earliest times to the present. Founded in 1900, ASOR....communicates news of the latest research findings in its publications and through lectures at its Annual Meeting, while its overseas institutes host scholars working in the Middle East. ASOR's book series and journals such as Near Eastern Archaeology and the Bulletin of ASOR, are aimed at both a lay audience and specialist archaeologists, historians, and Biblical scholars."
http://www.asor.org/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Archaeology
•  Classical civilization and literature
•  Religion -- Professional societies
top site biblio Table of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists
"TOCS-IN provides the tables of contents of a selection of Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion journals, both in text format and through a Web search program. Where possible, links are given with articles of which the full text or an abstract is available online (about 15%)."
http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/amphoras/tocs.html
•  Ancient Near East
•  Classical civilization and literature
•  Religion -- Indexes
top site etext Ancient Near East and the Mediterranean World
"The project focused on materials published between 1850 - 1950, drawn from two of the University of Chicago Library's complimentary collections, the Ancient Near East and Classics Collections. Preserved materials relate to the study of the ancient Near East and cover such topics as the archaeology, art, history, language, law, and religions of Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria, Egypt, Nubia, Persia, and other ancient peoples of Anatolia and the Fertile Crescent. Classics materials span the time from the rise of Bronze Age Aegean culture through the period in the Middle Ages and include volumes relating to the history, art and archaeology of the classical world."
http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/dl/proj/neh2/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Archaeology
•  Classical civilization and literature
•  Online Text Collection
top site etext Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature
"The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature is based at the University of Oxford. Its aim is to make accessible, via the World Wide Web, over 400 literary works composed in the Sumerian language in ancient Mesopotamia during the late third and early second millennia BC. At this site you will find a catalogue of these works, together with a Sumerian text, English prose translation and bibliographical information for each composition."
http://www-etcsl.orient.ox.ac.uk/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Online Text Collection
top site web Ancient World Mapping Center
"The Ancient World Mapping Center promotes cartography, historical geography and geographic information science as essential disciplines within the field of ancient studies through innovative and collaborative research, teaching, and community outreach activities." Click on "free maps" to access various online maps of the ancient world.
http://awmc.unc.edu/wordpress/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Classical civilization and literature
•  Religion -- Maps
web Archaeological Institute of America
"The Archaeological Institute of America endeavors to create a vivid and informed public interest in the cultures and civilizations of the past, supports archaeological research, fosters the sound professional practice of archaeology, advocates the preservation of the world's archaeological heritage, and represents the discipline in the wider world."
http://www.archaeological.org/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Archaeology
•  Classical civilization and literature
•  Religion -- Professional societies
top site web Inscriptions of Israel / Palestine
"The Inscriptions of Israel/Palestine project seeks to build an internet-accessible database of published inscriptions from Israel/Palestine that date between ca. 500 BCE and 614 CE, roughly corresponding to the Persian, Greek, and Roman periods. The purpose of this database is to provide a tool that will make accessible the approximately 10,000 relevant inscriptions published to date, and will include substantial contextual information for these inscriptions, including images and geographical information." Maintained by Michael Satlow at Brown University.
http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/Inscriptions/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Archaeology
•  Classical civilization and literature
top site web Jerusalem Archaeological Park
"The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, Israel’s most important antiquity site, reaches the Temple Mount on the north, the slope of the Mount of Olives and the Kidron Valley on the east, and the Valley of Hinnom on the west and the south. This exceptional area which has captivated the world’s imagination throughout history, has been designated as an archaeological park and open museum."
http://www.davidsoncenter.co.il/index.asp
•  Ancient Near East
•  Archaeology
•  Judaism
•  Best of the Web
web Scrolls from the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship
This site, related to a Library of Congress exhibition, "describes the historical context of the scrolls and the Qumran community from whence they may have originated; it also relates the story of their discovery 2,000 years later. In addition, the exhibition encourages a better understanding of the challenges and complexities connected with scroll research."
http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/deadsea.scrolls.exhibit/intro.html
•  Ancient Near East
•  Archaeology
•  Bible
web Zeitah Excavations
This site offers information about an ongoing archaeological dig site in Israel. The director of the project is Prof. Ron Tappy of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
http://www.zeitah.net/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Archaeology
syllab "Ancient Egyptian Religious Beliefs and Practices"
A 2012-13 course by Kasia Szpakowska Swansea University, Wales, UK
http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/syllabi/AncientEgyptianReligionSzpakowska.pdf
•  Ancient Near East
syllab "Ancient Near Eastern Myth and Literature"
A 2013 course by Bruce Zuckerman at the University of Southern California.
http://cet.usc.edu/resources/teaching_learning/tea/13_Spring_TEA_Syllabi/13_TEA_Spr_Zuckerman_317.pdf
•  Ancient Near East
syllab "Archaeology of the Ancient Near East"
A 2009 course by Stuart Tyson Smith at the University of California Santa Barbara.
http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/faculty/stsmith/courses/Near%20East%20Syllabus%20F2009.pdf
•  Ancient Near East
•  Archaeology
syllab "Ancient Near Eastern Texts and the Bible: Jewish Second Temple Literature"
A 2011 course by Gary Arbino at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.
http://www.ggbts.edu/academics/downloads/Arbino_GP/S4017/ArbinoG_S4017-11_Spr11_NCC.pdf
•  Ancient Near East
•  Hebrew Bible
top site etext Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
This major multi-volume dictionary is available as downloadable pdf files.
http://oi.uchicago.edu/research/publications/assyrian-dictionary-oriental-institute-university-chicago-cad
•  Ancient Near East
•  Bible
•  Online Book
syllab "Supernatural Beings and Demons of Ancient Egypt"
A 2013-14 course by Kasia Szpakowska Swansea University, Wales, UK
http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/syllabi/AncientEgyptianDemonologySzpakowska.pdf
•  Ancient Near East
syllab "Graeco-Roman Religions"
A 2002 course by Patricia Miller at Syracuse University.
http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/syllabi/m/miller/1JM8L-REL206/sp02.htm
•  Ancient Near East
syllab "Ancient Near Eastern Religions and Cultures"
A 2013 course by Jim Watts at Syracuse University.
http://jameswwatts.net/REL301.htm
•  Ancient Near East
syllab "God: The Beginnings"
A 1997 course by Eugene McAfee at Harvard University.
http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/syllabi/m/mcafee/god_the_beginnings-mcafee.html
•  Ancient Near East
top site web Associations in the Greco-Roman World: A Companion to the Sourcebook
"An online database of inscriptions and papyri that arise from or are related to ancient associations in the Greco-Roman world. Greek and Latin texts are provided, along with some English translations. It is fully searchable by keyword or browsable by geography or topic. The site is a companion to Associations in the Greco-Roman World: A Sourcebook, by Richard Ascough, Philip Harland, and John Kloppenborg; it also includes inscriptions and papyri texts not found in the book."
http://philipharland.com/greco-roman-associations/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Archaeology
•  Classical civilization and literature
syllab "Greek Goddesses"
A 2001 course by Patricia Miller at Syracuse University.
http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/syllabi/m/miller/1JM8L-REL305/sp01.htm
•  Ancient Near East
web American Oriental Society
"The encouragement of basic research in the languages and literatures of Asia has always been central in its (AOS's) tradition. This tradition has come to include such subjects as philology, literary criticism, textual criticism, paleography, epigraphy, linguistics, biography, archaeology, and the history of the intellectual and imaginative aspects of Oriental civilizations, especially of philosophy, religion, folklore and art."
http://www.umich.edu/~aos/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Classical civilization and literature
•  Religion -- Professional societies
syllab "Gods, Heroes, Magic, and Mysteries: Religion in Ancient Greece"
A 1996 course by Robert Allison and Loring Danforth at Bates College.
http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/syllabi/a/alison/syl-225-w96.html
•  Ancient Near East
web Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik
This site offers indexes to ZPE, beginning with vol. 1.
http://ifa.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/8059.html
•  Ancient Near East
•  Religion -- Indexes
top site web Assisting You to Learn
Prof. Ben Zvi teaches at the University of Alberta. His site provides extensive links to information under these headings: ANCIENT - Refers to the website section about ancient Mesopotamia and the Levant. HEBREW BIBLE - Refers to resources pertaining to the Hebrew Bible and related topics. FROM CYRUS TO JESUS - Refers to the website resources that cover "The Second Temple Period" in Judah within its larger historical and geographical context. JUDAISM - Resources that pertain to Judaism. WORLD RELIGIONS - "Religions of the World" site, resources that cover all major world religions. RESOURCES - Resources for writing papers.
http://www.ualberta.ca/~ebenzvi/teaching.html
•  Ancient Near East
•  Hebrew Bible
•  Judaism
•  Personal home pages and CVs
•  Religions
syllab "Ancient Greek Religion"
A 2000 course by Patricia Miller at Syracuse University.
http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/syllabi/m/miller/1JM8L-REL205/f00.html
•  Ancient Near East
top site web SISYPHOS
"SISYPHOS provides access to Classical Archaeological, Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptological websites, such as subject gateways, image databases, search engines, discussion forums, or mailing lists. The selected websites are evaluated according to their scientific relevance and recorded following library standards. SISYPHOS contains resources concerning Ancient Egypt dealing with all aspects of Pharaonic civilization (scripture, language, art, archaeology, history and religion) including Coptic (Christian) Egypt and history/archaeology of Sudan."
http://sisyphos.uni-hd.de/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Religion -- Internet guides
top site web UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology
"Egyptology has as its object of study the history, practices, and conceptual categories of a culture that was remarkably prolific in terms of written texts, art, architecture, and other forms of material culture. The knowledge of Egyptologists, archaeologists, linguists, geologists, and all other professionals who are involved in research related to Ancient Egypt reflect the interdisciplinary approach that is needed to make sense of such a wealth of information. The peer-reviewed articles of the UEE are written by the world's leading scholars."
http://repositories.cdlib.org/nelc/uee/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Online Reference Work
web APIS, Advanced Papyrological Information System
"The Papyrological Navigator (PN) supports searching, browsing, and aggregation of ancient papyrological documents and related materials; the Papyrological Editor (PE) enables multi-author, version controlled, peer reviewed scholarly curation of papyrological texts, translations, commentary, scholarly metadata, institutional catalog records, bibliography, and images."
http://papyri.info/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Bible
•  Religion -- Images
top site web ETANA (Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives)
"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." This site offers a searchable guide to Internet resources and an expanding collection of online books.
http://www.etana.org/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Archaeology
•  Religion -- Internet guides
•  Best of the Web
top site web Second Temple Synagogues
This well organized and substantial site provides a wealth of information about Judaism at the time of Christ and in the following centuries. It offers links to texts, images, and archaeological findings. Maintained by Donald Binder, growing out of his dissertation at Southern Methodist University.
http://www.pohick.org/sts/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Archaeology
•  Judaism
web Association of Ancient Historians
"The Association of Ancient Historians was founded with two essential objectives. The first of these is to foster a regular forum for scholarly interaction among historians of the Ancient Mediterranean--especially among those who study the Greeks and Romans--and secondly, to do so in a manner that emphasizes collegiality and social interaction."
http://associationofancienthistorians.org/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Classical civilization and literature
•  Religion -- Professional societies
ejournal Journal of the Ancient Near Eastern Society
This site offers online articles from 1968 forward.
http://www.jtsa.edu/Scholars_and_Research/JANES.xml
•  Ancient Near East
•  Archaeology
•  Online Journal
top site web Ancient Treasures and the Dead Sea Scrolls
An online museum exhibition sponsored by the Canadian Museum of Civilization and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Includes text, pictures, and audio narration.
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/civil/israel/isrele.shtml
•  Ancient Near East
•  Archaeology
•  Dead Sea scrolls
•  Hebrew Bible
top site web Exploring Ancient World Cultures: Near East
A general introduction to the historical and cultural background of the Hebrew scriptures.
http://eawc.evansville.edu/nepage.htm
•  Ancient Near East
•  Hebrew Bible
top site web Old Testament and the Ancient Near East
A guide to resources on the Hebrew Scriptures in their context. Maintained by Ralph W. Klein of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.
http://prophetess.lstc.edu/~rklein/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Hebrew Bible
top site image EIKON Image Database for Biblical Studies
"The EIKON Image Database for Biblical Studies is a faculty-library initiative at Yale Divinity School that provides digital resources for teaching and research in the field of Biblical studies."
http://divdl.library.yale.edu/dl/Default.aspx
•  Ancient Near East
•  Bible
web K. C. Hanson's Home Page
This site offers a wealth of information on social scientific and socio-cultural approaches to the Bible and other aspects of the ancient Near East.
http://www.kchanson.com/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Bible
•  Personal home pages and CVs
top site web Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean
"Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean is both my blog and main webpage, providing an entryway into my websites and publications on social and religious life among Greeks, Romans, Jews, Christians and others in the Roman empire. Philip A. Harland, Assistant Professor, York University, Toronto."
http://www.philipharland.com/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Bible
•  Christianity -- Early church
•  Judaism
•  Religion -- Blogs
web West Semitic Research Project
"The West Semitic Research Project is an academic project affiliated with the University of Southern California School of Religion and directed by Dr. Bruce Zuckerman. For the past 15 years WSRP has used advanced photographic and computer imaging techniques to document objects and texts from the ancient world. In doing this we have built a vast collection of images that we are now making available to scholars, students, educators and the general public through a variety of ways."
http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/wsrp/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Archaeology
•  Bible
•  Religion -- Images
top site web Trimegistos
"Trismegistos is a platform aiming to surmount barriers of language and discipline in the study of late period Egypt and the Nile valley (roughly BC 800 - 800 AD). It brings together a variety of projects dealing with metadata, mainly of published documents. Its core component is Trismegistos Texts, which includes papyrological and epigraphic texts, not only in Greek, Latin, and Egyptian in its various scripts (Demotic, hieroglyphic, hieratic and Coptic), but also in Meroitic, Aramaic, Arabic, Nabataean, Carian, and other languages (currently 120885 records)."
http://www.trismegistos.org/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Online Text Collection
syllab "Religions of the Ancient Near East"
A 2008 course by John Huddleston at the College of Charleston.
http://religiousstudies.cofc.edu/syllabi/facstaff-before-2010/298huddlestun-s08.pdf
•  Ancient Near East
top site web Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative
"The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) represents the efforts of an international group of Assyriologists, museum curators and historians of science to make available through the internet the form and content of cuneiform tablets dating from the beginning of writing, ca. 3350 BC, until the end of the pre-Christian era. We estimate the number of these documents currently kept in public and private collections to exceed 500,000 exemplars, of which now nearly 225,000 have been catalogued in electronic form by the CDLI."
http://cdli.ucla.edu/
•  Ancient Near East
top site web Melammu Project
"The Assyrian and Babylonian Intellectual Heritage Project (Melammu) investigates the continuity, transformation and diffusion of Mesopotamian culture throughout the ancient world from the second millennium BC until Islamic times. A central objective of the project is to create an electronic database collecting the relevant textual, art-historical, archaeological, ethnographic and linguistic evidence and making it easily accessible on the Internet."
http://www.aakkl.helsinki.fi/melammu/
•  Ancient Near East
syllab "Ancient Egyptian Religion & Mythology"
A 2003 course by Kasia Szpakowska at Swansea University.
http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/syllabi/s/szpakowska/Szpakowska-20041216.pdf
•  Ancient Near East
web Art of the Ancient Near East
A large collection of links to Internet resources, maintained by Christopher Witcombe.
http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHneareast.html
•  Ancient Near East
•  Religion -- Internet guides
image Historical Maps of the Middle East
A collection of online maps from the University of Texas at Austin.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/history_middle_east.html
•  Ancient Near East
•  Religion -- Maps
syllab "Ancient Religious Rhetoric"
A 2011 course by Jim Watts at Syracuse University.

http://jameswwatts.net/REL607.html
•  Ancient Near East
•  Religion and rhetoric
syllab "History and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East"
A 2012 course by Thomas Petter at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

http://www.gordonconwell.edu/hamilton/current/documents/OT581HAFA12.pdf
•  Ancient Near East
•  Archaeology
syllab "Introduction to Humanities: Greeks, Bible, Romans"
A 2013 course by Nathaniel Levtow at the University of Montana.
http://www.cas.umt.edu/liberal/documents/LevtowSyllabusLS151_4Fall2013.pdf
•  Ancient Near East
top site web InscriptiFact
"The InscriptiFact Project is a database designed to allow access via the Internet to high-resolution images of ancient inscriptions from the Near Eastern and Mediterranean Worlds. The target inscriptions are some of the earliest written records in the world from an array of international museums and libraries and field projects where inscriptions still remain in situ. Included are, for example, Dead Sea Scrolls; cuneiform tablets from Mesopotamia and Canaan; papyri from Egypt; inscriptions on stone from Jordan, Lebanon and Cyprus; Hebrew, Aramaic, Ammonite and Edomite inscriptions on a variety of hard media (e.g., clay sherds, copper, semi-precious stones, jar handles); and Egyptian scarabs. These ancient texts represent religious and historical documents that serve as a foundation and historical point of reference for Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the cultures out of which they emerged."
http://www.inscriptifact.com/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Archaeology
top site web Israel Antiquities Authority: Scientific Archive 1919-1948
"The Israel Antiquities Authority archive entered the government project of “intensifying national foundations and heritage”, with the aim of preserving and digitizing the British Mandatory section. The purpose of the project is to enable the wide public in Israel and across the world accessing this unique data. The digitations project includes, first and foremost, the physical preservation of the different files, which include hand and typewritten texts, photographs, maps and plans that appear on a variety of papers, including greaseproof, rice, stencils and others."
http://www.iaa-archives.org.il/
•  Ancient Near East
•  Archaeology
•  Judaism
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