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The Ancaster Mallowan Collection

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The Ancaster Mallowan Collection
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'Agatha Christie delivers another mystery beyond the grave' proclaimed the Telegraph in February 2010, when it transpired that an auction of some of the contents of Greenway House, in Churston Ferrers, Devon (Agatha's holiday home), had contained more than the auctioneers realised. They had unwittingly sold a locked trunk that was later revealed to contain Agatha's family jewellery. 

 At the same sale, other boxes of 'treasure' from Greenway House were sold, not the sparkly kind, but evidence of Max Mallowan's (Agatha's second husband) career as a prominent archaeologist; this website brings together some of this evidence, so that it can be enjoyed by a wider audience. 

  
Tell Arbid, Khabur River Basin, Syria, 1936
There are some drawings and sketches in the rear of the notebook.
(OB2).
 
 
 
 
Chagar Bazar, Khabur River Basin, Syria, 1937
 
There are some notes on  workmen in the rear of the notebook.
 
(OB8).

 
 
 
Crak (a mound to the east of Tell Brak) and Tell Brak, Upper Khabur Plain, Syria, 1937
 
There are some notes on workmen in the rear of the notebook.
(OB10).
 
 
Tell Brak, Upper Khabur Plain, Syria, 1938
 
There are some notes in the rear of the notebook.
 
(OB3).
 
 
 
Tell Brak, Upper Khabur Plain, Syria, 1938
 
There are some notes in the rear of the notebook.
 
(OB6).
  
 
Tell Sahlan, Tell Aswad and  Tell Hammam, Balikh River Valley, Syria, 1938
 
There are some bakshish recordings in the rear of the notebook.
 
(OB1).
 
Tell Jidle, Tell Sahlan and Tell Hammam, Balikh River Valley, Syria, 1938
 
The picture shows some headed note paper from Greenway House with some notes presumably made by Max Mallowan. This was found inserted within the notebook.
 
There is one page of notes in the rear of the notebook.
 
(OB4).

 
 
 
Tell Jidle, Tell Aswad, Tell Sahlan and Tell Hammam, Balikh River Valley, Syria.
 Tell Halaf and Tell Brak, Upper Khabur Plain, Syria, Autumn 1938
 
There are some bakshish notes and other notes in the rear of the notebook.
 
(OB9).

 
 
 
Tell Brak and Chagar Bazar, Khabur Region, Syria, Notes and Queries for Proofs
 
(OB5).

PETRAE

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PETRAE
La base PETRAE est un système d’enregistrement des inscriptions latines et grecques mis au point à l’Institut Ausonius, qui recueille les textes épigraphiques de différentes régions où travaillent ses chercheurs et leurs collaborateurs.
Chaque fiche présente le texte de l’inscription en version majuscule et minuscule, accompagné des métadonnées sur tous les aspects du monument : support, fragments, champs épigraphiques et éléments du texte (datations, paléographie, apparat critique, traduction, remarques).
Les fiches sont reliées aux index et à la bibliographie générale et présentent une documentation graphique importante. Les rubriques numériques et à mot clefs accompagnent d’autres à rédaction libre.
La base PETRAE réunit les inscriptions publiées (livres ou articles) sous format PETRAE.
Chaque fiche présente donc des données récentes et validées par les chercheurs qui la signent. 
Exemple de fiche PETRAE 



British Museum Online Research Catalogues: Naukratis: Greeks in Egypt

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Naukratis: Greeks in Egypt
Alexandra Villing, Marianne Bergeron, Giorgos Bourogiannis,
François Leclère and Ross Thomas
With Alan Johnston, Valerie Smallwood and Susan Woodford
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The Greek-Egyptian town of Naukratis in the Nile Delta was a major centre of cross-cultural contact in the ancient world. This catalogue presents the wealth of archaeological finds made in late 19th and early 20th century excavations at the site that are today dispersed in museums worldwide. Comprising Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Cypriot objects dating from the 7th century BC to the 7th century AD, it will eventually contain over 16,000 objects.

Catalogue
 

Entries are generated directly from our collection database and might change as Museum curators discover more about the objects.
This format aims to provide a 'living' catalogue so its contents can be adapted to reflect current research.

Bibliography and how to use this catalogue

Using this catalogue
This initial release includes 2,056 objects covering Greek pottery, terracotta and stone figurines, and lamps
Notes on this edition More about using this catalogue 
Images, from top, left to right: pottery bowl (lekane), 620 -600 BC; seal impression, 26th Dynasty; limestone relief plaque, Late Period; amuletic figures, 664 - 525 BC

Additional BM Online research catalogues Relating to Antiquity
Ancient Cyprus at the British Museum
Objects found during 19th century excavations in a growing catalogue of the Museum's entire collection from the island.
Ancient Cyprus catalogue 
Roman Republican Coins

More than 12,000 coins minted during the Roman Republican period.
Roman Republican Coins catalogue 
The Ramesseum Papyri
Surviving papyri from a 13th Dynasty tomb at Luxor later covered by the funerary temple of Ramses II, known as the Ramesseum.

Digital Publications of the École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem (E.B.A.F.)

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École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem (E.B.A.F.)
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Publications préliminaires du département d’archéologie

Pour prendre connaissance des résultats préliminaires de quelques chantiers de fouilles réalisés par l’École, vous pouvez consulter ici divers fichiers PDF ou les ebooks correspondant au format epub. 

Gaza 

  • Le travail archéologique à Gaza : article du journal français Libération, dans son édition du mardi 22 mars 2011 : 1ère partie2e partie.

 Jérusalem 

  • Pour connaître les résultats de la toute récente fouille au Tombeau des Rois, télécharger le fichier PDF. Veuillez noter que vous trouverez sur le site Archives, dans la partie Archéologie, un ancien rapport datant de 2000 fait par un étudiant boursier.
  • Pour vous informer sur la valeur archéologique du Domaine Saint-Etienne, le site de l’École, lié à la figure du premier martyr chrétien Étienne (Copyright : France2/Le Jour du Seigneur, 26 décembre 2010) :
    Cliquer pour voir la vidéo
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  • Pour connaître la vérité sur les tombeaux anciens du Domaine Saint-Etienneà Jérusalem, qui ne sont certainement pas royaux, veuillez télécharger le document PDF en anglais ou en hébreu ou en arabe.

 Jordanie

Open Access Monographs: Les Cahiers «Égypte Nilotique et Méditérranéenne»

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[First posted in AWOL 5 July 201, updated 2 April 2013]

CENiM – Les Cahiers «Égypte Nilotique et Méditérranéenne»
ISSN 2102-6637

[Tables of contents only for volumes 2, 3, and 5.]

 Françoise Dunand, Bahgat Ahmed Ibrahim, Roger Lichtenberg,  Le matériel archéologique et les restes humains de la nécropole de Dabashiya
Françoise Dunand, Bahgat Ahmed Ibrahim, Roger Lichtenberg
Cet ouvrage est le résultat le plus récent de la collaboration ancienne initiée par l’Inspecteur en Chef du Service des Antiquités de Kharga, Bahgat Ahmed Ibrahim, et ses collaborateurs, avec l’équipe française dirigée par Françoise Dunand qui travaille depuis maintenant trente ans sur les nécropoles de l’oasis de Kharga. Après l’exploration et la publication de la nécropole de Douch par l’équipe française dans le cadre de l’IFAO, sa collaboration avec le Service des Antiquités s’est matérialisée par l’étude de la nécropole d’Aïn el-Labakha, explorée par les Inspecteurs égyptiens, avec pour résultat un ouvrage paru en 2008. Le présent volume est consacré à la description du site de Dabashiya, dont la nécropole a été explorée par l’équipe égyptienne, à l’étude des momies et du mobilier funéraire de la tombe inviolée n° 22 ainsi qu’au catalogue des objets découverts dans les tombes. Ce site de Dabashiya est d’un intérêt tout particulier, non seulement par ses spécificités, mais par les comparaisons qu’il permet avec les différents sites de l’oasis déjà explorés. On a là encore une mine d’informations sur les pratiques funéraires, bien entendu, et aussi sur les techniques et le mode de vie des habitants de l’oasis aux époques ptolémaïque et romaine.

Frédéric Servajean,  Quatre études sur la bataille de Qadech
Frédéric Servajean
Avec Megiddo, Qadech est la seule bataille relativement bien connue de la fin de l’âge du bronze. Cependant, contrairement à la première, qui opposa Thoutmosis III à une coalition dirigée par le prince de Qadech, la bataille qui va nous occuper n’a cessé de retenir l’attention des chercheurs. L’importance de la documentation et sa nature pourraient expliquer cela, les textes et les figurations du Poème, du Bulletin et des Reliefs ayant été gravés ou consignés sur les parois de nombreux grands temples et ailleurs. Le fait que cette documentation ne permette pas de reconstituer la bataille dans son ensemble et que certains points restent encore débattus pourraient aussi l’expliquer. Mais il y a probablement une autre raison, de nature psychologique. Car le chercheur perçoit bien qu’à Qadech, il s’est produit quelque chose d’inhabituel, quelque chose ayant justement motivé cette profusion de textes dans lesquels Ramsès se met en scène, combattant seul avec l’aide d’Amon. Au point que l’on a pu écrire que Qadech fut une bataille perdue par les Égyptiens. Mais, simultanément, on se rend bien compte, à l’issue des différentes reconstitutions de celle-ci, que ce ne fut pas le cas. Certes, il ne s’agit pas d’une victoire brillante, comme l’avait été auparavant Megiddo, mais c’est un fait : à Qadech même, Ramsès ne fut pas vaincu.
 Textes réunis et édités par A. Gasse, Fr. Servajean, et Chr. Thiers,  Et in Ægypto et ad Ægyptum, Recueil d’études dédiées à Jean-Claude Grenier
Textes réunis et édités par A. Gasse, Fr. Servajean, et Chr. Thiers

Étudiants, collègues et amis, égyptologues, hellénistes ou romanistes – nombreux sont les auteurs qui ont tenu à offrir leur contribution à ces Études dédiées à Jean-Claude Grenier, titulaire de la chaire d’égyptologie de l’université Paul Valéry-Montpellier 3. L’extrême variété des sujets abordés offre un reflet fidèle de la multiplicité des intérêts qu’a toujours manifesté Jean-Claude Grenier pour l’histoire antique de la Vallée du Nil et du monde méditerranéen des Césars. C’est aussi une brillante illustration des innombrables étincelles que peut allumer un savant aussi chaleureux dans des esprits différents par leur formation, par leurs intérêts et leur culture. Ces participations aussi généreuses qu’enthousiastes occupent quatre volumes et couvrent plus de deux mille ans d’histoire. Outre des études d’égyptologie « classique », on y trouvera nombre de travaux consacrés aux dernières périodes de l’histoire de l’Égypte ancienne : l’Égypte sous domination romaine et la diffusion des croyances égyptiennes hors d’Égypte sont abordées de manière multiforme. Ces pages d’égyptologie originale s’inscrivent in Ægypto et ad Ægyptum…
814 pages. 70 euros plus frais de port ou 20 euros + frais de port chaque volume separement
TelechargerTable des matière au format PDF - Commander Commander cet ouvrage
Stéphane Pasquali,  Topographie cultuelle de Memphis 1 a- Corpus. Temples et principaux quartiers de la XVIIIe dynastie
Stéphane Pasquali
Corpus des sources relatives à la topographie cultuelle de la ville de Memphis à la XVIIIe dynastie. Celui-ci est constitué de trois listes : A) les monuments royaux d’origine memphite (vestiges archéologiques, fondations palatiales et cultuelles attestées textuellement), B) une prosopographie du personnel des dieux de la région memphite, C) les sources concernant le quartier de Pérounéfer ainsi que l’arsenal et le port de Memphis jusqu’au début de la XIXe dynastie. Cet ouvrage est le premier volume des monographies associées au projet Topographie cultuelle de Memphis de l’équipe d'égyptologie de l'UMR 5140 (CNRS-Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier III).
 Textes réunis et édités par Christophe Thiers,  Documents de Théologies Thébaines Tardives (D3T 1)
Textes réunis et édités par Christophe Thiers
Le présent ouvrage réunit une dizaine de contributions mettant en exergue différentes facettes des théologies qui se sont développées au coeur de la région thébaine dans le courant du Ier millénaire avant notre ère et plus spécifiquement dans les temples des époques ptolémaïque et romain
242 pages, 20 euros + frais de port.
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 Textes réunis et édités par Isabelle Régen et Frédéric Servajean,  Verba manent. Recueil d’études dédiées à Dimitri Meeks par ses collègues et amis
Textes réunis et édités par Isabelle Régen et Frédéric Servajean
Trente-six études dédiées par ses amis et collègues à l’égyptologue français Dimitri Meeks. Ces contributions portent sur l’histoire, l’archéologie, la religion, la langue (lexicographie, paléographie) et l’environnement naturel de l’Égypte pharaonique. Autant de domaines que Dimitri Meeks a enrichis par des apports décisifs avec un savoir et un talent unanimement reconnus.
467 pages, 40 euros + frais de port.
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Jean-Claude Grenier,  L'Osiris ANTINOOS
Jean-Claude Grenier
Cinq contributions pour approcher par des propositions nouvelles la question posée par l’ « affaire Antinoos » et la fabrication du dernier des dieux : une traduction des inscriptions de l’obélisque romain (l’Obélisque Barberini) qui se dressait sur le site de la tombe d’Antinoos et raconte son apothéose, la question de l’emplacement de cette tombe peut-être à Rome dans les Jardins de Domitia, sur la rive droite du Tibre, où Hadrien fit élever son tombeau dynastique (le Château Saint Ange), une évocation des circonstances de la mort d’Antinoos sans doute à l’issue d’une chasse au lion qui se déroula dans la région d’Alexandrie au début du mois d’août 130, quelques remarques sur la nature « royale » d’Antinoos et une analyse du contexte alexandrin de l’année 130 qui pesant sur sa divinisation fit, peut-être, d’Antinoos un dieu « politique » au lendemain de la « Guerre Juive » qui avait ensanglanté l’Égypte et à la veille de l’ultime conflit qui allait éclater entre l’Empire et la Judée.



AIGYPTOS News

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From the AIGYPTOS Project
Dear AIGYPTOS users,

since July 2011, no new entries have been added to the AIGYPTOS database. Nevertheless, the website will remain freely available until the second half of 2013. AIGYPTOS is now working with the Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB), the successor of the Annual Egyptological Bibliography (AEB). The two databases are being integrated, and the majority of AIGYPTOS content is available in enhanced form on the OEB website. OEB also includes Bibliographie Altägypten (BA), providing seamless coverage of Egyptological literature from 1822 to the present. Furthermore, OEB has been expanded by many thousands of new items since 2011.


The AIGYPTOS keyword system is being adapted for use within OEB, to come online during 2013, in addition to the abstracts which are already available for the majority of items. We believe that the fusion of AIGYPTOS and OEB provides a much improved bibliographical service. The merged database is a pay site because it will be mainly self-funding in the longer run. For information on subscription rates, please visit http://oeb.griffith.ox.ac.uk/. We thank all AIGYPTOS users, especially those who supported us up to 2011 and helped to maintain the active development of the database.
The integration of the databases has been made possible by a grant to the project of USD 609,000.00 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (June 2011 to May 2014).
See the AWOL entry for

Digital Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World

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[First posted in AWOL 17 December 2010. Updated 2 April 2013]

Digital Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World
 
The Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World (EHW) is an original electronic project aiming at collecting, recording, documenting, presenting and promoting the historical data that testify to the presence of Hellenic culture throughout time and space. EHW includes entries that concern geographical-cultural areas lying beyond the borders of the Hellenic nation-state.

The EHW aims to offer a complete view of the development, spatial dissemination of the Hellenic cultural phenomenon through time. The issues under examination are not dealt with individually, detached from the framework within which they were created, but in relation to the geographical region in question as well as the non Hellenic cultural traditions. EHW’s ultimate goal is to contribute to the understanding of how Hellenic culture was shaped and disseminated, taking under consideration its contacts and osmoses with other cultural realities and traditions.

EHW’s entries cover the entire spectrum of the Hellenic life and activities and take advantage of the results of current research in relevant scientific fields. EHW draws information as well from archives and archaeological excavations.

The electronic format of the EHW enables it to utilize fully the new digital technologies regarding the design of practical methods of integration, structuring and management of a considerable volume of textual and audiovisual material. The applications developed within the framework of the EHW’s design result from general methodologies regarding the electronic and multimedia presentation of historical and cultural information. In this way, the applications can be useful during the process of other projects that have a similar thematic content. 

The fact that the EHW is available through the Internet, providing free access to all, and its specially designed Internet structure make it accessible to a wider, larger and more varied public than the one of a printed version, since the world wide web is today one of the main means of education, communication, information and entertainment...

Asia Minor
Volume I
Presentation, documentation, and analysis of Hellenic history and culture in Asia Minor
Black Sea
Volume II
Presentation of the rich history and culture of the Black Sea shores with emphasis on the Hellenic presence.
Constantinople
The turbulent history of a city that was founded by Megarian colonists and developed into an imperial capital.

Open Access Journal: ARTA: Achaemenid Research on Texts and Archaeology

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 [First posted in AWOL 6 July 2009, updated 3April 2013]

ARTA: Achaemenid Research on Texts and Archaeology
ISSN: 2110-6118
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The Achemenet project aims to provide a platform for the much needed international cooperation and multidisciplinary approach to the Achaemenid world. Within this project the electronic newsletter ARTA is intended as a speedy vehicle for exchanging ideas and spreading news on excavations, publications, congresses etc.

Materials to be published in ARTA should be related to the Achaemenid world in its widest sense. This definition clearly does not exclude notes on Alexander the Great, the Neo-Elamite period, etc. as long as they are relevant to the Achaemenid world.

The content of texts submitted to ARTA may be research notes or short articles, announcements or reviews of publications, messages on congresses, exhibitions or excavations.
An author index of all articles publishes in ARTA:

New Open Access Journal: Heritage Science

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Heritage Science
ISSN: 2050-7445
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Heritage Science is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research covering:
  • Understanding of the manufacturing processes, provenances, and environmental contexts of material types, objects, and buildings, of cultural significance including their historical significance.
  • Understanding and prediction of physico-chemical and biological degradation processes of cultural artefacts, including climate change, and predictive heritage studies.
  • Development and application of analytical and imaging methods or equipments for non-invasive, non-destructive or portable analysis of artwork and objects of cultural significance to identify component materials, degradation products and deterioration markers.
  • Development and application of invasive and destructive methods for understanding the provenance of objects of cultural significance.
  • Development and critical assessment of treatment materials and methods for artwork and objects of cultural significance.
  • Development and application of statistical methods and algorithms for data analysis to further understanding of culturally significant objects.
  • Publication of reference and corpus datasets as supplementary information to the statistical and analytical studies above.
  • Description of novel technologies that can assist in the understanding of cultural heritage.
Where research reflects current usage of and advances in analytical techniques, it is anticipated that authors will place their work in the context of cultural and conservation studies. The conclusions should clarify the importance of the findings to heritage science, to be clear that the advance is not merely to record a number of measurements.

Volume 1 (2013) - April 2013

 
Review  Open Access
Fine particulate matter in indoor cultural heritage: a literature review
Josep Grau-Bové, Matija Strlič Heritage Science 2013, 1:8 (3 April 2013)
Research article  Open Access
Deposition of suspended fine particulate matter in a library
Jiří Smolík, Ludmila Mašková, Naděžda Zíková, Lucie Ondráčková, Jakub Ondráček Heritage Science 2013, 1:7 (3 April 2013)
Research article  Open Access
Analytical pyrolysis with in-situ silylation, Py(HMDS)-GC/MS, for the chemical characterization of archaeological and historical amber objects
Maria Perla Colombini, Erika Ribechini, Marco Rocchi, Paola Selleri Heritage Science 2013, 1:6 (3 April 2013)
Research article  Open Access
Recovery and examination of sculpture group Fugitive Slave by V. Beklemishev
Kamilla B Kalinina, Sander Habets, Evelina A Tarasova, Svetlana L Petrova Heritage Science 2013, 1:5 (3 April 2013)
Research article  Open Access
Non-invasive analytical techniques applied to characterize the components of ancient golden medallions
Jose L Perez-Rodriguez, María D Robador, María C Jimenez de Haro, Jose M Martinez Blanes, Isabel Garofano, Carlos Odriozola, Adrian Duran Heritage Science 2013, 1:4 (3 April 2013)
Research article  Open Access
Temporal humidity variations in the heritage climate of South East England
Peter Brimblecombe Heritage Science 2013, 1:3 (3 April 2013)
Research article  Open Access
Classification of Hungarian medieval silver coins using x-ray fluorescent spectroscopy and multivariate data analysis
Anita Rácz, Károly Héberger, Róbert Rajkó, János Elek Heritage Science 2013, 1:2 (3 April 2013)
Editorial  Open Access
Editorial
Richard G Brereton Heritage Science 2013, 1:1 (3 April 2013)

Open Access Journal: Elektra

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[First posted in AWOL 10 January 2011. Updated 3 April 2013]

Elektra
ISSN: 1792-605X
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Electra e-journal is a periodical electronic edition issued by the "Centre for the Study of Myth and Religion in Greek and Roman Antiquity", founded by the Patras University Department of Philology. Electra welcomes articles focusing on Ancient Greek and Roman Mythology and Religion from a philological, historical, anthropological, archaeological, linguistic or philosophical point of view. These articles should be unpublished and written in English, French, German or Modern Greek. All articles are reviewed anonymously by specialized referees as to the originality and quality of their content.
Το ηλεκτρονικό περιοδικό Electraείναι μια περιοδική ηλεκτρονική έκδοση του Εργαστηρίου Μελέτης Μύθου και Θρησκείας στην Ελληνική και Ρωμαϊκή Αρχαιότηταπου ιδρύθηκε από το Τμήμα Φιλολογίας του Πανεπιστημίου Πατρών (http://mythreligion.philology.upatras.gr). Στην Electraδημοσιεύονται επιστημονικά άρθρα που μελετούν την αρχαία ελληνική και ρωμαϊκή μυθολογία και θρησκεία από φιλολογική, ιστορική, ανθρωπολογική, αρχαιολογική, γλωσσολογική ή φιλοσοφική άποψη και είναι γραμμένα στα αγγλικά, γαλλικά, γερμανικά ή νέα ελληνικά. Τα άρθρα που υποβάλλονται προς δημοσίευση πρέπει να είναι αδημοσίευτα και κρίνονται ως προς την πρωτοτυπία και την ποιότητά τους από ανώνυμους κριτές. 

Jerusalem Virtual Library: The Academic Database on Historic Jerusalem

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Jerusalem Virtual Library: The Academic Database on Historic Jerusalem
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The Jerusalem Library, initiated in 2001 by Prof. Sari Nusseibah, President of Al-Quds University and Prof. Ronnie Ellenblum of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is meant to be a comprehensive resource for the history of Jerusalem. The library, hosted together by the two universities, enables free access to digitized historical materials and primary sources about Jerusalem. The collections are based on the archives of the Jewish National Library, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the collections of al-Quds University.
To date, most of the historical sources are kept in national, religious, municipal and private archives and are not accessible to all. Physical and non-tangible barriers prevent potential readers, in Jerusalem and elsewhere from exploring the vast and complicated history of the city. The virtual library is meant to overcome these barriers
The Library makes use of innovative content-oriented IT tools and enables a more convenient, home-based search in the documents themselves. The biggest part of the collections are books, maps, photographs, engravings and inscriptions published for the first time before the beginning of the 20th century.
The material is scanned, OCR'd and thoroughly indexed. The indexing was carried out by a group of Palestinian and Israeli students who were supervised by specialists specializing in Classical Languages, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Geography History and Christianity,
The basic idea of the library is to enable the user to retrieve indexed extracts of various fields. Efforts were made to include topics such as gender, feelings, various stages in life, love, war, hatred, inter-community relations and other topics which are usually not included in traditional indexes. These features will enable the Library users to directly access historical data, thus eliminating the external narrator or historian as the interpreter of history.
Creating such an academic unbiased approach to the history of Jerusalem is a challenging task for while Jerusalem is the contested capital of two peoples, it is also a spiritual center for each of the world's three monotheistic religions and a universal symbol of hope and holiness. Through the Library, Jerusalem will be made accessible not only to its own residents and the countries that shoulder responsibility for its future, but to the entire world.

Ancient Writing Systems. A critical guide to electronic resources

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[First posted in AWOL 25 June 2010. Updated 4 April 2013]

MNAMON: Antiche scritture del Mediterraneo: Guida alle risorse elettroniche - Ancient Writing Systems in the Mediterranean: a critical guide to electronic resources
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Portale delle antiche scritture del Mediterraneo (dalle origini al VI secolo d.C.)
Mnamon intende fornire informazioni su quanto di utile e di meglio si trova sul web per lo studio e la ricerca nell'ambito delle scritture antiche del Mediterraneo: archivi di documenti, centri di ricerca, strumenti bibliografici, materiali didattici.
Le informazioni sono selezionate e recensite criticamente da specialisti. Di ogni scrittura è fornita una breve presentazione che indica luoghi e tempi di attestazione, caratteristiche della scrittura e lingue che la utilizzano.
La redazione procede attraverso il lavoro individuale o di piccoli gruppi di specialisti di ogni singola scrittura ed è integrato parallelamente da una regolare attività seminariale collettiva che coinvolge tutti i collaboratori.
Il Portale è perciò rivolto a un’utenza che va dagli studenti ai ricercatori specialisti.
E’ previsto uno spazio moderato di commento e discussione per gli utenti, sia perché ci aiutino con le loro osservazioni a migliorare e aggiornare i dati, sia per favorire il contatto e la collaborazione fra gli studiosi.
Portal for Ancient Writing Systems in the Mediterranean (from the origins to the 6th century A.D.)
Mnamon provides information on the best and most useful material available on the web for the research and study of ancient writing systems in the Mediterranean: archives, research centers, bibliographies and teaching materials.
All information is selected and critically reviewed by specialists. A brief presentation of the characteristics, the places and times when documented and the languages that used each writing system are included.
Editing of the materials is carried out by individuals or small groups of specialists of each writing system, with regular seminars involving all the specialists.
Students, specialists and researchers will all find material of interest on the Portal.
We plan to add a comment and discussion area, moderated by specialists, where users can leave any comments to help us improve or update our information, and where researchers can meet and share information.

Open Access Journal: Cuneiform Digital Library Journal

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First posted in AWOL  31 August 2009Most recently updated4 Apri 2013]

Cuneiform Digital Library Journal
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The Cuneiform Digital Library Journal is an electronic journal constituted in conjunction with the organization and work of the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative to afford contributors to that effort the opportunity to make known to an international community the results of their research into topics related to those of the CDLI. 
The CDLJ is a refereed e-journal for Assyriology. We are interested in publishing a broad and international range of cuneiform research articles that will appeal to academic researchers as well as interested members of the public.

Contributions dealing with the major themes of the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative, that is, with text analyses of 4th and 3rd millennium documents (incorporating text, photographs, data, drawings, interpretations), early language, writing, paleography, administrative history, mathematics, metrology, and the technology of modern cuneiform editing are welcome. Articles in the Cuneiform Digital Library Journal are chosen for their quality academic content and for their use of the electronic medium.

The editorial board of the Cuneiform Digital Library Journal consists of representatives from leading universities, research institutions and museums around the world, including the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, the CNRS, Paris, the CSIS, Madrid, the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Michigan, Cornell University, UC Berkeley and UCLA. The Journal is hosted by the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative, LA/Berlin, and is managed by Robert K. Englund, and maintained by Madeleine Fitzgerald. Without the guidance and support of a number of other people, it is unlikely that the journal would be in its present form. We should mention particularly Judith Winters, chief editor of Internet Archaeology, for her kind permission allowing us to "lift" from her site many of the policy and guideline statements now a part of these pages.
No. Author Title Date
2002:1 Englund, R. K. The Ur III Collection of the CMAA (PDF) 2002/09/11
2002:2 Widell, M. A Previously Unpublished Lawsuit from Ur III Adab (PDF) 2002/09/27
2003:1 Englund, R. K. The Year: "Nissen returns joyous from a distant island" (PDF) 2003/02/15
2003:2 Widell, M. The Ur III calendar(s) of Tūram-ilī (PDF) 2003/02/20
2003:3 Michalowski, P. An Early Dynastic Tablet of ED Lu A from Tell Brak (Nagar) (PDF) 2003/03/05
2003:4 Hilgert, M. New Perspectives in the Study of Third Millennium Akkadian (PDF) 2003/08/26
2003:5 Chambon, G. Archaic Metrological Systems from Ur (PDF) 2003/12/23
2004:1 Heimpel, W. AO 7667 and the Meaning of ba-an-gi4 (PDF) 2004/01/12
2004:2 Widell, M. The Calendar of Neo-Sumerian Ur and Its Political Significance (PDF) 2004/07/14
2005:1 Monaco, S. Unusual Accounting Practices in Archaic Mesopotamian Tablets (PDF) 2005/05/01
2005:2 Friberg, J. On the Alleged Counting with Sexagesimal Place Value Numbers in Mathematical Cuneiform Texts from the Third Millennium B.C. (PDF) 2005/06/14
2005:3 Dahl, J. Complex Graphemes in Proto-Elamite (PDF) 2005/06/19
2006:1 Damerow, P. The Origins of Writing as a Problem of Historical Epistemology (PDF) 2006/01/28
2006:2 Johnson, J. C. The Ur III Tablets in the Valdosta State University Archives (PDF) 2006/04/24
2006:3 Richardson, S. F. C. gir3-gen-na and Šulgi’s “Library”: Liver Omen Texts in the Third Millennium BC (I) (PDF) 2006/08/06
2007:1 Seri, A. The Mesopotamian Collection in the Kalamazoo Valley Museum (PDF) 2007/08/25
2008:1 Adams, R. McC. An Interdisciplinary Overview of a Mesopotamian City and its Hinterlands (PDF) 2008/03/25
2008:2 Hilgert, M. Cuneiform Texts in the Collection of St. Martin Archabbey Beuron (PDF) 2008/07/07
2009:1 Proust, C. Numerical and Metrological Graphemes: From Cuneiform to Transliteration (PDF) 2009/06/22
2009:2 Robson, E. & Clark, K. The Cuneiform Tablet Collection of Florida State University (PDF) 2009/07/19
2009:3 Friberg, J. A Geometric Algorithm with Solutions to Quadratic Equations in a Sumerian Juridical Document from Ur III Umma (PDF) 2009/09/23
2009:4 Englund, R. K. The Smell of the Cage (PDF) 2009/08/21
2009:5 Lafont, B. The Army of the Kings of Ur: The Textual Evidence (PDF) 2009/10/21
2009:6 Widell, M. Two Ur III Texts from Umma: Observations on Archival Practices and Household Management (PDF) 2009/10/24
2009:7 Adams, R. McC. Old Babylonian Networks of Urban Notables (PDF) 2009/10/26
2010:1 Ragavan, D. Cuneiform Texts and Fragments in the Harvard Art Museum / Arthur M. Sackler Museum (PDF) 2010/07/06
2010:2 Adams, R. McC. Slavery and Freedom in the Third Dynasty of Ur: Implications of the Garshana Archives (PDF) 2010/07/06
2011:1 Cathcart, K. J. The Earliest Contributions to the Decipherment of Sumerian and Akkadian (PDF) 2011/03/03
2011:2 Firth, R. A Discussion of the Use of im-babbar2by the Craft Workers of Ancient Mesopotamia (PDF) 2011/10/30
2012:1 Ouyang, X. & Brookman, W. R. The Cuneiform Collection of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts (PDF)
2012/02/20
2012:2 Damerow, P. Sumerian Beer: The Origins of Brewing Technology in Ancient Mesopotamia (PDF) 2012/01/22
2013:1 Firth, R. Notes on Year Names of the Early Ur III Period: Šulgi 20-30 (PDF) 2013/03/18

SASANIAN SEALS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE EDWARD GANS

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By Guitty Azarpay 
With Contributions by Catherine Demos, Edward Gans, Lydia Gans, Wolfgang Heimpel, Anne Draffkorn Kilmer, Sanjyot Mehendale and Jeanette Zerneke
I  PREFACEBy Anne Draffkorn KilmerII  CONTENTSIII  FOREWORDBy Guitty Azarpay and Wolfgang HeimpelAcknowledgementsComposition of the CollectionIV  INTRODUCTORY REMARKSBy Lydia Gans, Daughter of the Late Edward Gans
V  “HOW IT ALL CAME ABOUT”
By Edward Gans, 1989
VI  INTRODUCTION TO THE CATALOGUEBy Guitty Azarpay
History and Composition of the Sasanian Seals in the Gans Collection

    Organization of the Catalog
    Particulars of the Sasanian Seals
    Gans' Interest in Seals
    Function and Patronage
    Note on the Inscriptions, by Philippe Gignoux
    Stones and Materials
    Shapes
    Artistic Style
    Iconographic Theme
    Chronology
    Meaning in Sasanian Art
    A Historical Overview
    The Meaning of the Imagery on Sasanian Seals
    List of Motifs on the Sasanian Seals and on Seal-Related Objects in the Gans Collection
VII  NOTE ON THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE SEALS
By Sanjyot Mehendale
VIII  CREATION OF THE ARCHIVE
By Catherine Demos
IX  ELECTRONIC PUBLICATION
By Jeanette Zerneke
X  BIBLIOGRAPHY


CLASSICAL ART RESEARCH CENTRE and THE BEAZLEY ARCHIVE

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The Classical Art Research Centre leads and supports research on ancient art. At its heart is the Beazley Archive, which includes the world's largest collection of images of ancient figure-decorated pottery.
The Beazley Archive's online databases and our other web resources are freely available through this site.

Databases

Library resources

Introduction to Greek pottery

Sir John Beazley and Greek pottery

Sir John Boardman and engraved gems

Dictionary

An illustrated dictionary functions throughout the site; any term the novice user might not know is linked to the dictionary.

Bibliographies

The bibliographies were originally created for undergraduates in the University of Oxford. They are regularly updated.

Podcasts / videos

 

Classics and Class in Britain (1789-1939)

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Classics and Class in Britain (1789-1939)
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Classics and Class in Britain (1789-1939) is an AHRC-funded research project based at King’s College, London. Our primary aim is to present and amplify the many lost voices of British working-class men and women who engaged with ancient Greek and Roman culture throughout the period. We intend to show the richness and diversity of the responses to ancient Greece and Rome among those who are often considered to have been excluded from it. By presenting their stories now, via our growing digital archive, we also hope that their example may inspire a more inclusive atmosphere for participation in classical culture across society today, when the increasing cost of university education in Britain has made it even more urgent to explore the popular perception of Classics as an elitist subject available only to the rich and privileged...

Cambridge Digital Library: The Cairo Genizah Collection

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Cambridge Digital Library: The Cairo Genizah Collection
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 The Taylor-Schechter Cairo Genizah Collection at Cambridge University Library is the world's largest and most important single collection of medieval Jewish manuscripts. For a thousand years, the Jewish community of Fustat (Old Cairo), placed their worn-out books and other writings in a storeroom (genizah) of the Ben Ezra Synagogue, and in 1896–97 the Cambridge scholar, Dr Solomon Schechter, with financial help from the Master of St John’s College, Charles Taylor, arrived to examine it. He received permission from the Jewish community of Egypt to take away what he liked (explaining later, ‘I liked it all’), and he brought 193,000 manuscripts back to Cambridge, where they form the Taylor-Schechter Cairo Genizah Collection...

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Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference Proceedings Online Open Access

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TRAC: Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference Proceedings

TRAC

TRAC is an unincorporated voluntary association that has developed from and around the annual series of Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conferences held since 1991.

The first Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference was held in 1991 to widen the range of perspectives offered, and voices heard, in Roman Archaeology. This initiative was spearheaded by Dr. Eleanor Scott, who organised the first conference and remains an active contributor to the TRAC community.

In 2001, the TRAC Standing Committee was established to ensure that TRAC continues to serve its purpose well into the future. TRAC’s first constitution was approved in 2010. In 2013, a new TRAC Constitution was approved and remains in effect.

Following on from the initial conferences, TRAC continues to organise an annual conference and to produce a publication of selected Proceedings within 12 months. 

Individual conferences are primarily organised by a Local Organising Committee with the support of the TRAC Standing Committee and a number of sponsoring organisations. Since the mid-1990s, TRAC has been held—in alternate years—alongside the Roman Archaeology Conference (RAC) organised by the Archaeology Committee of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies (aka “the Roman Society”).

TRAC Proceedings Volumes Full Contents 1991–2012

TRAC 2012 (Frankfurt am Main)

CAA Proceedings Online: Computer Applications & Quantitative Methods in Archaeology

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CAA: Computer Applications & Quantitative Methods in Archaeology: Proceedings
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CAA is an international organisation bringing together archaeologists, mathematicians and computer scientists. Its aims are to encourage communication between these disciplines, to provide a survey of present work in the field and to stimulate discussion and future progress. Membership is open to anyone on payment of a nominal fee.

Annual Conference

CAA organises an annual international scientific conference, where practitioners can present their work in paper sessions, and discuss developments with colleagues from all over the world in round tables and workshops. The conference sessions cover a wide range of topics, including data acquisition and recording, conceptual modelling, semantic technologies, data analysis, data management, digital 3D object reconstruction, image visualisation in archaeology, geophysics and GIS. 

Papers presented at CAA conferences are published in the CAA Proceedings , that are peer-reviewed and published within one year of the conference. Conference proceedings have been published since 1973.
Greetings from Perth, CAA 2013! We are happy to announce that CAA proceedings are now available online. At the moment, the collection of proceedings is not complete yet; we expect this to be finished somewhere in the course of 2013.

Open Philology Project Announcement

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The Open Philology Project and Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at Leipzig