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Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) Online


Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS)

academic-bible.com - The Scholarly Bible Portal of the German Bible Society.
ISBN: 978-3-438-05222-3
Publisher: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft
This study edition offers the established text of the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) in a convenient format and at an extremely attractive price.

Published by Karl Elliger and Wilhelm Rudolph, together with numerous scholars. 5th, improved edition (1997), edited by Adrian Schenker. Currently the prevailing editions of the Hebrew Old Testament. Hebrew Text according to the Codex Leningradensis. Critical apparatus at the bottom of the page. Masorah compiled and revised by Gérard M. Weil. There are cross references from the complete small Masorah to the large Masorah, which was separately published.

With key to Latin words and abbreviations in English and German.
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Ancient Egypt Research Associates: Analysis and Publication Field School Papers

Analysis and Publication Field School Papers
Ancient Egypt Research Associates is pleased to announce the release of Settlement and Cemetery at Giza: Papers from the 2010 AERA-ARCE Field School.
This volume is the first in a series of planned volumes representing the culmination of student work prepared during our Analysis and Publication Field Schools, the final step in our four-part field school for Ministry of Antiquities Inspectors run in conjunction with the American Center for Research in Egypt since 2005.
Settlement and Cemetery presents preliminary excavation and specialist reports detailing fieldwork and material culture analysis from the Heit el-Ghurab (HeG) and Khentkawes Town (KKT) sites carried out during 2010 and 2013 field school seasons. The book includes the following papers:
  • reports on the AA and EOG-D Bakeries by Hanan Mahmoud and James Taylor, and Rabee Eissa, respectively
  • a report summarizing excavation of enigmatic “pedestal” structures in the MSE Area by Ashraf Abd el-Aziz
  • a preliminary report on the MSE ceramics by Mahmoud el-Shafey, Mohamed Naguib, and Sherif Abd el-Monaem
  • an analysis of the faunal remains from the AA Bakery by Rasha Abd el-Mageed
  • an osteological study on the Chute burials by Scott Haddow and Afaf Wahba
  • a report and catalog of the archaeobotanical remains of House E by Mary Anne Murray and Rebab el-Gendy
  • a brief history of nine AERA-ARCE Field School sessions and the philosophical and functional blueprint behind the program by Ana Tavares
It is with great pride that we present this volume of our students’ work. In some cases, these papers are our students’ first print publication—a momentous achievement for any young scholar. Providing both training and a platform for publication helps our students become active participants in their country’s proud archaeological heritage, not only playing a role in safeguarding it but also in disseminating it to the world.
We are proud to present their work and feel strongly that it contributes towards a further understanding of Old Kingdom and Late Period Giza. Thank you to all our members for helping to make this rewarding endeavor possible.
Click here to download a PDF copy of Settlement and Cemetery at Giza: Papers from the 2010 AERA-ARCE Field School.


Centuries before the destruction of the Mycenaean palaces, a warrior died and was buried alone near the site of the later “Palace of Nestor at Pylos.”  His burial was accompanied by one of the most magnificent displays of wealth discovered in Greece in recent decades.  The character of the objects that followed him to the afterlife prove that this part of Greece, like Mycenae, was being indelibly shaped by close contact with Crete.  This was the time of the very birth of European civilization.

The warrior’s tomb was discovered and excavated in summer 2015 by a team sponsored by the University of Cincinnati: students, professors, and professional archaeologists from a dozen different universities, representing as many different nationalities.  Project co-directors Sharon R. Stocker and Jack L. Davis of the University of Cincinnati note:  “The team did not discover the grave of the legendary King Nestor, who headed a contingent in the Greek forces at Troy.  Nor did it find the grave of his father, Neleus.  They found something perhaps of even greater importance: the tomb of one of the powerful men who laid foundations for the Mycenaean civilization, the earliest in Europe.”

Overlooking the bay of Navarino, high above the sea on the ridge of Englianos, sits the “Palace of Nestor at Pylos,” the most completely preserved of all Bronze Age palaces on the Greek mainland...

Portable Antiquities Scheme

Twenty Years of Internet Archaeology

Open Access Journal: Rosetta: Papers of the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham

[First posted in AWOL 6 November 2009. Most recently updated 14 March 2016]

Rosetta: Papers of the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham
ISSN 1752-1580
The Rosetta journal is aimed at postgraduates and professionals from a variety of historical and archaeological disciplines.
Within Rosetta you will find articles covering a wide scope of archaeology, history and classics subjects, book reviews, museum and conference reports. There are also links to other sites of interest and forthcoming seminars and conferences.
This journal is an online, electronic journal and is free to view; we welcome submissions from any related area.

Rosetta Journal Issue #18. Autumn 2015

Articles will open as PDF files in a new window
Guy Kirkham-Smith: Editorial


Aitken-Burt, L.: ‘Rain from God(s)? How can the reliefs depicting the “Rain Miracle” from the Column of Marcus Aurelius in Rome illuminate the conflicting Christian and pagan textual accounts of this event?'
Abdelwahed, Y.: ‘Two Festivals of the God Serapis in Greek Papyri’
Pappas, V.: ‘Variety in Tibullus 1.2’

Book Reviews

Bamford, D.: 'Gábor Kármán & Lovro Kunčević (ed.s). The European Tributary States of the Ottoman Empire in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. The Ottoman Empire and Its Heritage, no. 53. (Leiden - Boston: Brill, 2013)'
Booth, C.: 'Raffaella Cribiore and Roger S. Bagnall. Women’s Letters from Ancient Egypt: 300 BC-AD 800, (University of Michigan Press, 2009)'
Booth, C.: 'Jason Thompson. Wonderful Things; a History of Egyptology. Vol 1: From Antiquity to 1881(Cairo. American University Press, 2015)'
Lemos, R.: 'Eileen Goulding. What did the poor take with them? An investigation into ancient Egyptian Eighteenth and Nineteenth Dynasty grave assemblages from Qau, Badari, Matmar and Gurob (London, Golden House Publications, 2013)'
Konstantopoulos, G.: 'Jan J.W. Lisman. Cosmogony, Theogony, and Anthropogeny in Sumerian Texts. Vol. 409 of Alter Orient und Altes Testament (Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2013)'
Mushett Cole, E.: 'Jeremy Pope. The Double Kingdom under Taharqo: Studies in the History of Kush and Egypt, c. 690 – 664 BC (Leiden: Brill, 2014)'
Samuels, T.: 'Julie R. Anderson and Derek A. Welsby (eds.), The Fourth Cataract and Beyond: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference for Nubian Studies (Leuven: Peeters, 2014)'
Young, M.: 'Han Neumann, Reinhard Dittmann, Susanne Paulus, Georg Neumann und Anais Schuster-Brandis, Editors, Krieg und Frieden im Alten Vorderasien – 52e Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, International Congress or Assyriology and Near East Archaeology Münster, 17.-21. Juli 2006 (Alter Orient und Altes Testament Band 401. Münster, Ugarity-verlag, 2014)'

Open Access Digital Library: AMAR: Archive of Mesopotamian Archaeological Site Reports

[Originally posted in AWOL 27 July 2009. Most recently updated 14 March 2016 (all new URLs). AMAR includes 586 items]

AMAR: Archive of Mesopotamian Archaeological Site Reports
The Archive of Mesopotamian Archaeological Reports (AMAR) collection is under development as part of the Iraq Cultural Heritage Program Grant. The Iraq Cultural Heritage Project (ICHP) was established in 2008 through a grant from the US Embassy Baghdad. The Cultural Affairs Office at the Embassy oversees the project. International Relief and Development (IRD), a US-based non-governmental organization, implements the project for the Embassy.

The project director, Elizabeth Stone, has directed archaeological excavations in Iraq, has been engaged in advanced training for Iraqi archaeologists and has attempted to document and stem the damage to Iraq's archaeological sites. Dr. Stone is collaborating with the University Libraries at Stony Brook University to make the AMAR collection available online. Before developing this online collection, she contributed more than one hundred digitized volumes to the ETANA website.

The aim of the AMAR project is to digitize 500 archaeological site reports describing archaeological excavations both in Iraq and in the immediately surrounding areas (Turkey, Syria, Iran and the Gulf). This will include both out-of-copyright as well as in-copyright and in-print materials. This online collection is intended to provide basic sources of information to our colleagues in Iraq, and also other archaeologists working in the Middle East.

The electronic files are only to be distributed from the AMAR Web site. Individuals, libraries, institutions, and others may download one complimentary copy for their own personal use. Links to the AMAR Web site are welcomed.

Browse the Complete Archive

EAGLE Storytelling App available on wordpress.org

EAGLE Storytelling App available on wordpress.org
The EAGLE Storytelling App is a WordPress plugin that allows users to write blogpost, news, stories and narratives by citing and embedding content from various web repositories related to the Ancient World (like Pelagios, the iDAI.gazetteer, Finds.org and many more).
The web app is available on the EAGLE project’s official website. Users can create an EAGLE account and start writing their epigraphic-related narratives right away and publish them on the Stories page.
the interface to insert epigraphy-related content
But right now, epigraphers that want to experiment with the application can also install it on their WordPress-powered site easily from the official plugin repositories!
The application is designed to work within the EAGLE user-dedicated ecosystem (the search engine and the EAGLE collection of inscriptions and images), but it’s easily customizable: new plugins to parse and embed content from various sources can be implemented with minimal effort.
Currently, the EAGLE Storytelling App support content from:
What’s more, we provide an “EpiDoc generic reader” that can transform any EpiDoc-compliant XML file into a human-readable edition, with formatted text, images and all the information.

New (Parrtially) Open Access Journal: Tarbiz :A Quarterly for Jewish studies

Tarbiz :A Quarterly for Jewish studies
ISSN: 0334-3650
Tarbiz is the only Hebrew academic journal that is devoted to the entire range of Jewish studies. Appearing quarterly, this journal is the principal forum for the expression of the most important developments in Jewish studies in our generation, and its contributors include the leading scholars in the various fields of Jewish studies in Israel and the world, as well as young scholars who are beginning to make their mark.
Tarbiz was first published in 1930 at the Institute of Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, under the editorial pen of Prof. Jacob Nachum Epstein z”l.

Editorial Board: Shulamit Elizur, Menahem Kister, Caterina Rigo
Submission of Manuscripts:
Manuscripts as well as abstracts  of the article in English and Hebrew are to be submitted via the following email:

Articles should be prepared according to the “Guidelines for Preparation of Manuscripts Submitted to Shnaton” as published in Shnaton, vol. 15, pp. 347-52.

Editorial Board: Shulamit Elizur, Menahem Kister, Caterina Rigo

Editorial Board: Shulamit Elizur, Menahem Kister, Caterina Rigo
Menahem Kahana, On Halakhic Tolerance as It Evolved: An Early and Forgotten Disagreement between Beit Shammai and Beit Hillel Pinchas Roth, Halakha and Criticism in Southern France: R. David ben Shaul on the Laws of Wine Made by GentilesEnglish Abstract - תקציר בעברית
Simcha Emanuel, ʻFrom where the Sun Rises to where It Setsʼ: The Responsa by Rashba to the Sages of Acre

Editorial Board: Shulamit Elizur, Menahem Kister, Caterina Rigo
English Abstract - תקציר בעברית

Editorial Board: Shulamit Elizur, Menahem Kister, Caterina Rigo
English Abstract - תקציר בעברית

Editorial Board: Shulamit Elizur, Menahem Kister, Caterina Rigo
Shulamit Elizur, The Early Scope of Parashat Sheqalim

Editorial Board: Shulamit Elizur, Menahem Kister, Caterina Rigo
Tsippi Kauffman, Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Przysucha

Editorial Board: Shulamit Elizur, Menahem Kister, Caterina Rigo

Editorial Board: Menahem Kahana, Chava Turnianski, Israel J. Yuval
Daniel Boyarin, Once Again: ‘Two Dominions in Heaven’ in the Mekhilta

Open Access Journal: Revista de estudios latinos

[First posted in AWOL 6 October 2010. Updated 15 Mar 20116]

Revista de estudios latinos
ISSN: 1578-7486
e-ISSN: 2255-5056
Publicación anual de la Sociedad de Estudios Latinos 
La Revista de Estudios Latinos (RELat) está destinada a recoger aportaciones científicas rigurosamente originales e inéditas en cualquier ámbito de la Filología Latina y de las disciplinas relacionadas con ella. Consta de tres secciones: Artículos científicos, Informes sobre didáctica y nuevas tecnologías y Reseñas.
Presentación de originales y procedimientos de evaluación y selección: los originales remitidos para su publicación se atendrán a las pautas que se detallan en las Directrices de presentación y evaluación de originales y se ajustarán a las Normas de edición de la RELat. Serán objeto de dos informes técnicos de evaluación confidenciales realizados por expertos externos como requisito para su admisión, en su caso, por parte del Consejo Editorial.
Todos los contenidos de la revista están disponibles y son de libre acceso en esta página web de la RELat, salvo el último número publicado, del cual se ofrece el índice y los resúmenes de los artículos.

Vol 15 (2015)

Último número publicado


Vol 1 (2001)

See the full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies

Open Access Journal: NINO Annual Report

Annual Report: The Netherlands Institute for the Near East Leiden - The Netherlands Institute in Turkey Istanbul
NINO initiates, supports, and conducts scholarly research in the civilizations of the Near East from the ancient to the early modern period. In particular, it concentrates on the archaeology, history, languages, and cultures of Egypt, Levant, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Persia. In addition to its scientific research, NINO supports and advances the cultural relations between the Netherlands and the Near East. NINO is an independent foundation with ties to the academic community of the Netherlands. It is located on the premises of Leiden University and is associated with the university through a memorandum of cooperation.

NINO meets its goals of scientific study and cultural contact not only in the Netherlands but also by managing a subsidiary institute in Istanbul. Its premier library is one of the major ones in this field in the world and attracts scholars both from the Netherlands and abroad. NINO publishes journals and books on the ancient and modern Near East. It also houses several important collections of books, archival materials, and cuneiform tablets and supports research projects, as well as conducting its own projects. 

New Open Access Journal: International Journal of the Society of Iranian Archaeologists

International Journal of the Society of Iranian Archaeologists
ISSN: 2423-3412
Society of Iranian Archaeology (SOIA) is the sponsor of the International Journal of the Society of Iranian Archaeologists (IJSOIA). IJSOIA will be published biannually in English Language. Each volume includes articles related to Archaeology (Prehistoric, Historic and Islamic periods), Anthropology and relevant issues, covering everywhere with a Persian or Iranian Heritage, especially Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia, Asia Minor, the Caucasus and Northern India. Articles must be submitted electronically.

Volume 1, Number 1

Articles: 8

Winter-Spring 2015

Volume 1, Number 2

Articles: 8

Summer- Autumn 2015

(Partially) Open Access Journal: Νέα Ῥώμη: Rivista di ricerche bizantinistiche

Νέα Ῥώμη: Rivista di ricerche bizantinistiche
ISSN: 1970-2345
La rivista Νἐα Ῥώμη (Nea Rhōmē) e la collana dei Quaderni di Νἐα Ῥώμη vogliono essere un nuovo spazio destinato a quanti intendano dare il loro contributo nel discutere senza preconcetti e indagare con originalità i vari aspetti della grecità medievale – storia, letteratura, filologia, civiltà scrittoria, arte – in un arco cronologico che spazia dal Tardo Antico all’après Byzance, senza trascurare, al contempo, l’analisi dei fenomeni di interazione e intersezione con le altre culture del Mediterraneo.
Selected articles from the following volumes are accessible

Open Access Journal: Praesentia: Revista Venezolana de Estudios Clásicos

[First posted in AWOL 6 November 2009. Updated 16 March 2016 (all new URLs0]

Praesentia: Revista Venezolana de Estudios Clásicos
ISSN: 1316-1857

Título de página
Convencidos del valor de la creación y divulgación del conocimiento como sostén de una actividad académica seria, nos animamos a fundar una publicación que pudiera convertirse en receptora y vínculo de los trabajos producidos sobre el mundo antiguo grecorromano. Por ello, nuestra intención es constituirnos en un medio a través del cual se posibilite la difusión de aquellas investigaciones que, en nuestro país y en el extranjero, confirmen la constante y permanente renovación de los estudios sobre el mundo grecolatino clásico, helenístico e imperial, así como su influencia en nuestra cultura y pensamiento.


Open Access Monograph Series: Graeca Tergestina

 [First posted in AWOL 30 October 2014, updated 16 March 2016]

Graeca Tergestina
Graeca Tergestina. Praelectiones Philologiae Tergestinae

And see AWOL's Alphabetical List of Open Access Monograph Series in Ancient Studies

New in California Classical Studies: Alexander of Aphrodisias and the Text of Aristotle’s Metaphysics

Mirjam E. Kotwick, Alexander of Aphrodisias and the Text of Aristotle’s Metaphysics, 2016
Alexander of Aphrodisias’s commentary (about AD 200) is the earliest extant commentary on Aristotle’s Metaphysics, and it is the most valuable indirect witness to the Metaphysics text and its transmission. Mirjam Kotwick’s study is a systematic investigation into the version of the Metaphysics that Alexander used when writing his commentary, and into the various ways his text, his commentary, and the texts transmitted through our manuscripts relate to one another. Through a careful analysis of lemmata, quotations, and Alexander’s discussion of Aristotle’s argument Kotwick shows how to uncover and partly reconstruct a Metaphysics version from the second century AD. Kotwick then uses this version for improving the text that came down to us by the direct manuscript tradition and for finding solutions to some of the puzzles in this tradition. Through a side-by-side examination of Alexander’s text, his interpretation of Aristotle’s thought, and the directly transmitted versions of the Metaphysics, Kotwick reveals how Alexander’s commentary may have influenced the text of our manuscripts at different stages of the transmission process. This study is the first book-length examination of a commentary as a witness to an ancient philosophical text. This blend of textual criticism and philosophical analysis both expands on existing methodologies in classical scholarship and develops new ones.
Mirjam E. Kotwick recently received her PhD in Greek Philology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany. After being a DAAD Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan, she is currently the Onassis Lecturer in Ancient Greek Thought and Language at the New School for Social Research in New York.
Kotwick’s monograph was selected by the Editorial Board as the winner of the 2014 CCS competition to identify distinguished work by junior scholars.
Open-access page view of her book is now available at this link.

Photothèque Mosaïques Henri Stern

Photothèque Mosaïques Henri Stern
La base de données de la photothèque Henri Stern rassemble près de 15000 diapositives numérisées représentant des mosaïques antiques (surtout d’époque romaine) et parfois des mosaïques médiévales, provenant de 35 pays.

Les clichés sont dûs, pour la quasi-totalité, aux membres du Centre. Les images mises en ligne sont de basse résolution et ne peuvent servir à la publication, la base étant un instrument de recherche. Les autorisations de reproduction des clichés numérisés en haute résolution sont à demander à Frédérique MARCHAND-BEAULIEU.

Portus Tour

Portus Tour
Click to tour Portus
Portus was the maritime port of Imperial Rome between the mid-1st century AD and the 6th century AD. It was the focus of a network of ports and, together with the neighbouring river port at Ostia, it was the commercial hub that connected the city to the rest of the Mediterranean world. It played a key role in re-distributing imports from other Mediterranean ports to supply the city and, to a lesser extent, exporting products from the Tiber valley. It was established under the emperor Claudius, subsequently enlarged by Trajan and successive emperors into the 4th century AD, until its gradual decline in the later 5th and 6th centuries AD.

This tour has been constructed by the Portus Project to help visualise the different phases of the port over time. It also consists of a modern tour of the site and a history of the archaeological investigations that have been carried out at the site. It was built in collaboration with the Soprintendenza Speciale per il Colosseo, il Museo Nazionale Romano e l’Area Archeologica di Roma, which is part of the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (MIBAC).

Near Eastern Archaeology, Vol. 79, No. 1, March 2016