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Open Access Book: Das Mausoleum von Belevi

Das Mausoleum von Belevi

Abstract The current volume of the Forschungen in Ephesos presents the concluding results of the recent archaeological and art-hisorical investigations at the monumental tomb in the hinterland of Ephesos. The date ot the Mausoleum can be fixed accumulative between 310 and 280/70 BC and following the interpretation of references regarding the monument`s dedication and the sources for the historical events Antigonos I. Monophthalmos is recognised as the newly identified personality to whom the Mausoleum belonged.
Der aktuelle Band der Forschungen in Ephesos ist den abschließenden aktuellen archäologischen und kunsthistorischen Untersuchungen an dem monumentalen Grabbau im Hinterland von Ephesos gewidmet. Auf Basis des akkumulativ gewonnenen Datierungsansatzes in die Jahre 310 bis 280/270 v. Chr., der Interpretation der am Monument angetroffenen Hinweise auf den Stifter und der Analyse der Quellen zur Ereignisgeschichte wird Antigonos I. Monophthalmos als neuer Grabherr des Mausoleums vorgeschlagen.

New Open Access Journal: In-Scription: revue en ligne d'études épigraphiques

In-Scription: revue en ligne d'études épigraphiques
La revue In-Scription: revue en ligne d'études épigraphiques propose de créer le premier lieu de publication en ligne de textes scientifiques consacrés à l'étude des écritures médiévales en dehors du monde manuscrit, et en particulier à celle des inscriptions médiévales. Elle est animée par l'équipe du Corpus des inscriptions de la France médiévale de Poitiers (CESCM) et entend favoriser la publication dans des délais courts de textes originaux en français et en anglais, produits notamment par de jeunes chercheurs. Un comité de lecture évalue la qualité et la pertinence des textes et sollicite des expertises extérieures le cas échéant. Le responsable prépare la publication en lien avec les auteurs et le webmaster. La revue entend publier les textes au fil de l'eau afin de mettre les textes le plus rapidement possible à disposition d'une communauté scientifique qui possède aujourd'hui assez peu de journaux spécialisés.

Open Access Journal: Iberia-Kolxetʻi : Sakʻartʻvelos klasikuri da adremedievuri periodis arkʻeologiur-istoriuli kvlevani = Iberia-Colchis : researches on the archeology and history of Georgia in the classical and early medieval period

 [First posted in AWOL 21 September 2014, updated 4 December 2016]

Iberia-Kolxetʻi : Sakʻartʻvelos klasikuri da adremedievuri periodis arkʻeologiur-istoriuli kvlevani = Iberia-Colchis : researches on the archeology and history of Georgia in the classical and early medieval period
ISSN: 1512-4207
Iberia-Colchis იბერია-კოლხეთი (Researches on the Archaeology and History of Georgia in the Classical and Early Medieval Period)

C’est une revue géorgienne consacré à l’archéologie et l’histoire anciennes et médiévales de la Géorgie. [Description from here]

2016 Iberia-Colchis N12 გამყრელიძე, გელა; Gamkrelidze, Gela

2015 Iberia-Colchis N11 გამყრელიძე, გელა; Gamkrelidze, Gela

2014 Iberia-Colchis N10 გამყრელიძე, გელა; Gamkrelidze, Gela

2013 Iberia-Colchis N9 გამყრელიძე, გელა; Gamkrelidze, Gela

2007 Iberia-Colchis N3 გამყრელიძე, გელა; Gamkrelidze, Gela

2008 Iberia-Colchis N4 გამყრელიძე, გელა; Gamkrelidze, Gela

2011 Iberia-Colchis N7 გამყრელიძე, გელა; Gamkrelidze, Gela

2010 Iberia-Colchis N6 გამყრელიძე, გელა; Gamkrelidze, Gela

2009 Iberia-Colchis N5 გამყრელიძე, გელა; Gamkrelidze, Gela

2012 Iberia-Colchis N8 გამყრელიძე, გელა; Gamkrelidze, Gela

Open Access Journal: The Societas Magica Newsletter

[First posted in AWOL 14 December 2011, updated 5 December 2016]

The Societas Magica Newsletter
The Societas Magica is an organization dedicated to furthering communication and exchange among scholars interested in the study of magic, both in the positive contexts of its expression as an area of necessary knowledge or religious practice (as in early modern occultism and contemporary paganism), and in its negative contexts as the substance of an accusation or condemnation (as in sorcery trials, and many philosophical and theological accounts, both early and late). The interests of our membership include, but are not limited to, the history and sociology of magic; theological, and intellectual apprehensions of magic; practices and theories of magic; and objects, artifacts and texts either qualified as magical by their creators, or forming the substance of an accusation of magic by others.

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Women, Ritual, Power, and Mysticism in the Testament of Job
Rebecca Lesses
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Ciphers and Secrecy Among the Alchemists: A Preliminary Report
Agnieszka Rec
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Warding Off Doom in Mesopotamia and the Bible
Marian Broida
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Objects as Demonic Subjects in Spiritual Warfare Handbooks
Sean McCloud

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A Report on Current Magical and Esoteric Blogs
Laura Mitchell
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Bewitched in their privities: Medical Responses to Infertility Witchcraft in Early Modern England
Jennifer Evans
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Purification in the Papyrae Graecae Magicae
Jonathan Shen
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Magic as the Basis for Social Cohesion in pre-Islamic Mesopotamia
Siam Bhayro
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Some Observations on Jewish Love Magic: The Importance of Cultural Specificity
Ortal-Paz Saar
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Clerical Magic in Icelandic Folklore
Thomas B. de Mayo
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Developing a Curriculum on the History of Esotericism and Magic in Colombia
Johann F.W. Hasler
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Magical Letters, Mystical Planets: Magic, Theosophy, and Astrology in the Sefer Yetsirah and two of its Tenth-century Commentaries
Marla Segol
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Theses de magia
Marco Pasi
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Up on the Roof: Understanding an Anglo-Saxon Healing Practice
K. A. Laity
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The Key of Solomon: Toward a Typology of the Manuscripts
Robert Mathiesen
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Real, Apparent and Illusory Necromancy: Lamp Experiments and Historical Perceptions of Experimental Knowledge
Robert Goulding
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“Pictures passing before the mind’s eye”: the Tarot, the Order of the Golden Dawn, and William Butler Yeats’s Poetry
Anke Timmermann
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Approaches To Teaching the History, Practice, and Material Culture of Magic: A Roundtable on Pedagogy
Amelia Carr
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Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages
Catherine Rider
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What is and is not Magic: the case of Anglo-Saxon Prognostics
Roy M. Liuzza
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Islamic Magical Texts vs. Magical Artefacts
Emilie Savage-Smith
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A Magic All Its Own
Michael D. Swartz
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John of Morigny's Liber Visionum and a Royal Prayer Book from Poland
Claire Fanger and Benedek Láng
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Images of Desire
Geoffrey McVey
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Magic in the Cloister
Sophie Page
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Encounters with Amulets
Peter Murray Jones
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Issue on Pedagogy
Carol Menning
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The Warburg Institute: History and Current Activities
Will F. Ryan
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Sessions and Papers on magic at Kalamazoo
Claire Fanger
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A Report on Recent Work on Charms
Lea Olson
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Introduction of Societas Magica Newsletter
Richard Kieckhefer

LATIN PLACE NAMES found in the imprints of books printed before 1801

[First posted in AWOL 13 August 2011, updated 5 December 2016]

LATIN PLACE NAMES found in the imprints of books printed before 1801 and their vernacular equivalents in AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules) form
A note on orthography: This database was compiled from the imprint information in cataloging records of several Anglo-American research libraries. Because these records were created over a long period of time and under different standards and rules of transcription, the orthography of the place names with respect to I/J and U/V/W does not necessarily reflect what was found in the original. Therefore, the orthography is standardized in this database. I/J will always be transcribed “I”; U/V will be transcribed “V” for upper case, and “u” for lower case; “VV,” “uu,” “Vu,” etc., will be transcribed “W.”

Main entry points for names are given in the locative case, as they generally appear in the books. Other forms, if they appear in early printed books, are given as cross references.

Places whose jurisdictions have changed over time may have more than one valid AACR2 form. Second and subsequent valid forms will be preceded by an equals sign (=). In the case of identical Latin forms that refer to different modern locations, the various AACR2 forms are presented without connecting equals signs.

Main entries accompanied by an asterisk (*) have a note giving the documentation for the place name. The main sources are:
  • R.A. Peddie, Place Names in Imprints : An Index to the Latin and Other Forms Used on Title Pages (1968) [cited as: Peddie]
  • J.G.T. Graesse, F. Benedict, and H. Plechl, Orbis Latinus : Lexikon lateinischer geographischer Namen des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit (1972) [cited as: Graesse]
Additional Resources


New AMBROSIA Launched

New AMBROSIA Launched
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new union online catalogue AMBROSIA! Home to the catalogues of the Gennadius, Blegen, Wiener Laboratory, and the British School, the new Ambrosia is simpler and easier to use.
New features include the ability to limit your search to books or journals only in a general keyword search. 

One can conduct a more advanced search by author, title, series, subject, publication date, publication place and more. 

Users can even simply browse through the titles.

Each catalogue can be both searched through and browsed through independently.

Our favorite updated feature is the inventory of new books added to the collection, listed month by month. 

Try it out here.

AVI : Attic Vase Inscriptions : Attische Vaseninschriften

 [First posted 9/24/09.  Updated 6 December 2016]

AVI : Attic Vase Inscriptions : Attische Vaseninschriften
Wachter, Rudolf

AVI (Attic Vase Inscriptions / Attische Vaseninschriften) is an extended and web-based continuation and development of Henry R. Immerwahr's CAVI (Corpus of Attic Vase Inscriptions). AVI's main part is the interactive database, which is now ready in its preliminary version, but we also provide informations about the project's prehistory (by Henry Immerwahr), protohistory, and present and future aims, bibliography (more than 3000 titles), as well as some texts on alphabets and phonology of the Attic dialect. 

You can download Henry Immerwahr's original CAVI as a pdf (version of January 2008, 7.7 MB, new version of January 2009, 6.8 MB, here mirrored from the original website, see also http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/attic/index.html).

CAVI has been completely integrated into the AVI database, whereby, as a first step, the bibliographical references and many more things have been unified in order to make them searchable. The content has not been changed, however, except for small additions by R.W., added in double square brackets [[...]], and quite a few corrections, mainly in the bibliographical sections.

On 17 February 2010, I was happy to present our new site, designed and programmed by Simone Hiltscher. It replaces the first site of 2004. On 13 December our search form was put online, which allows you to search the database according to precise criteria. In February 2011, the free text search followed. In the meantime many new features have been added (see the third report). The next big step was to prepare the entry forms for additions, corrections, and photographs. The first (Insert Data) is ready and currently being tested, the second (Update Data) and third (Upload Images) will be ready by September 2016. From then on it will be very comfortable to enhance the AVI Database both for ourselves and for external (registered) collaborators. In November 2016 everything will be clear.

We hope you find AVI useful and interesting and hope you come back regularly.
Rudolf Wachter

Last update 2016-04-15

CAVI PDF (Jan. 2008) 
CAVI PDF (Jan. 2009)

MUDIRA: MUnich DIgital Research Archives

[First posted in AWOL 22 May 2013, update 6 December 2016]

MUDIRA: MUnich DIgital Research Archives
MUnich DIgital Research Archives ist ein im Frühjahr 2012 gestartetes Gemeinschaftsprojekt des Instituts für Ägyptologie der LMU München und des Staatlichen Museums Ägyptischer Kunst München (SMÄK), in welchem die umfangreichen Bildbestände beider Institutionen zu Altägypten digitalisiert und zugänglich gemacht werden. In der ersten (auf 2 bis 3 Jahre angelegten) Projektphase werden etwa 30.000 als Kleinbild-Diapositive vorliegende Originalaufnahmen aus Ägypten sowie von Beständen ägyptischer Museen und Sammlungen professionell gescannt und im Rahmen einer durch die IT-Gruppe Geisteswissenschaften (ITG) der LMU erstellten Datenbank online präsentiert. Ziele des Projektes sind die Erleichterung des Zugangs zu den Bildern, die wissenschaftliche Aufbereitung der dazugehörenden Informationen sowie letztendlich der Erhalt der oftmals wissenschaftshistorisch bedeutsamen Abbildungen auf einem zeitgemäßen Speichermedium. Der UNI DIA Verlag hat zudem seine knapp 6.000 Bilder zu Altägypten in digitalisierter Form zur Verfügung gestellt. Diese Bilder sind bereits komplett bearbeitet und abrufbar. In einem zweiten Schritt soll dann die Glasplattensammlung des Münchner Ägyptologischen Instituts digitalisiert und aufbereitet werden.

Latinitium in litteris humanum

Latinitium in litteris humanum

What we offer

Here at Latinitium our purpose is to provide a wide selection of eclectic resources for everyone learning and/or teaching Latin. Our focus lies primarily on helping people teach themselves Latin by way of reading, listening, speaking and writing.
We aim to create a home for all things Latin, containing everything you need on your journey through the Latin language. Among the resources you will find here are:
  • Articles on methology, literature and more.
  • Videos & Podcasts in Latin on language, literature and random subjects.
  • Videos of high quality spoken Latin
  • Latin audio booksof both prose and poetry.
  • Links  with descriptions to the best resources out there
  • Easy Latin stories with audio (Coming soon!)
Our aim and ambition for Latinitium is quite large, but we are starting out small; we are working hard to add new resources all the time.

Latinitium PODCAST – A Podcast ALL IN LATIN

Latinitium podcast is a podcast on various subjects, ranging from random subjects to particular expressions, literature and tips for learning Latin. The podcast is all in Latin. The difficulty varies with the subjects but overall I've tried to keep it at an intermediate level. I have provided transcriptions to make it more accessible. It's also available on iTunes here??.


On the Latinitium blog I and others write on various subjects such as particularly useful books, Latin literature, methodology and anything Latin related.

Humanities Commons Launched

Humanities Commons
Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to invite you to try out Humanities Commons, which launched in open beta last week. Humanities Commons is a nonprofit network where humanities scholars can share their work in a social, open-access repository, create a professional profile, discuss common interests, and develop new publications. The network is open to anyone working in or adjacent to the humanities.

Humanities Commons is a project of the office of scholarly communication at the Modern Language Association. Its development was generously funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Humanities Commons is based on the open-source Commons-in-a-Box project of the City University of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center and is an expansion of the MLA's MLA Commons, which launched in January 2013. The founding partner societies of Humanities Commons are the Association for Jewish Studies; the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; and the College Art Association. Each society has its own Commons hub.

Humanities Commons was designed by scholarly societies in the humanities to serve the needs of humanists as they engage in teaching and research that benefit the larger community. Unlike other social and academic communities, Humanities Commons is open-access, open-source, and nonprofit. It is focused on providing a space to discuss, share, and store cutting-edge research and innovative pedagogy—not on generating profits from users' intellectual and personal data.

The network also features an open-access repository, the Commons Open Repository Exchange. CORE allows users to preserve their research and increase its reach by sharing it across disciplinary, institutional, and geographic boundaries. Humanities Commons members can deposit all kinds of scholarly materials in CORE: peer-reviewed journal articles, dissertations and theses; works in progress; conference papers; syllabi and teaching resources; abstracts; data sets; presentations; translations; book reviews; maps; charts; and more. Developed in partnership with Columbia University's Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, CORE provides robust preservation services, mints DOIs, and connects with the social functionality of Humanities Commons. CORE's development is underwritten in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities' Office of Digital Humanities.

Because this is a beta release, we're very interested in your feedback. Please submit feature requests, questions, and bug reports to our discussion group.

Contact the Humanities Commons team at hello@hcommons.org.


Nicky Agate, PhD
Head of Digital Initiatives
Office of Scholarly Communication
Modern Language Association
Follow Humanities Commons on Twitter @humcommons

Open Access Journal: Eugesta [Journal on Gender Studies in Antiquity]

[First posted in AWOL 18 December 2011. Updated 6 December 2016]

Eugesta [Journal on Gender Studies in Antiquity]
ISSN: 2265-8777
Le recours aux concepts de sexe et de genre développés dans les Gender Studies a considérablement transformé les recherches dans le domaine de l’Antiquité en ouvrant un nouveau champ extrêmement fructueux sur le plan culturel et social. Dans la mesure où elle est à l’origine de conceptions et valeurs auxquelles se réfèrent les constructions d’identités dans les cultures occidentales, l’Antiquité est un lieu d’application de ces théories tout à fait particulier. Les travaux menés sur les relations entre hommes, entre hommes et femmes, entre femmes, et sur les façons de construire le féminin et le masculin, ont jeté sur le fonctionnement des sociétés et cultures antiques, un éclairage nouveau, qui est aussi d’un intérêt capital pour l’étude de la réception de l’Antiquité dans les cultures occidentales.
Lire la suite…
The increased attention accorded to concepts of sex and gender developed by work in gender studies has powerfully transformed research in to the ancient Mediterranean past, opening up a new extremely fruitful field of cultural and social analysis. Inasmuch as many ideas and values responsible for shaping the construction of identities in later western societies originate in antiquity, applying gendered theoretical perspectives to the texts and artifacts surviving from the ancient world antiquity offers particular benefits. Inquiries conducted into the relations among men, between men and women, among women, and on modes of constructing what qualifies as “feminine” and “masculine” have brought a new illumination to the distinctive ways that ancient societies and cultures functioned, an illumination also of major relevance for research on the reception of antiquity in western cultures.


The Rural Settlement of Roman Britain: an online resource

The Rural Settlement of Roman Britain: an online resource
Martyn Allen, Nathan Blick, Tom Brindle, Tim Evans, Michael Fulford, Neil Holbrook, Julian D Richards, Alex Smith, 2015 (updated 2016)
This resource brings together the excavated evidence for the rural settlement of Roman Britain withthe over-arching aim to inform a comprehensive reassessment of the countryside of Roman Britain. It includes both traditionally published reports and 'grey literature' reports from developer-funded excavations since 1990.

The project arose from pilot projects undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology1 and funded by Historic England and it began in 2012. It is funded by grants from the Leverhulme Trust to the Universities of Reading and York (ADS)2 and from Historic England to Cotswold Archaeology.3

This final phase (December 2016) publishes the complete settlement evidence from Roman England and Wales, together with the related finds, environmental and burial data. These are produced alongside a series of integrative studies on rural settlement, economy, and people and ritual, published by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies as Britannia Monographs. The first volume, on rural settlement, has now been published, while the two remaining volumes will be released in 2017 and 2018.

Open Access Journal: Birmingham Egyptology Journal

Birmingham Egyptology Journal
ISSN: 2053-3586
Birmingham Egyptology Journal is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal available only online and free of charge.
The journal offers a platform for the presentation of research relating to ancient Egyptian culture, history, and archaeology from the Pre-dynastic to Graeco-Roman Periods.
The Journal officially launched on March 14, 2013 with the first articles being published online shortly thereafter. It is intended that articles will be presented as the review and publication processes are completed with the total submissions for each calendar year comprising one volume. Further information for prospective contributors to the Journal is available from the drop-down menu of the ‘Journal’ head on this page.
Birmingham Egyptology Journal, Department of Classics and Ancient History, Room 304, Arts Building, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT. 
Submissions and enquiries should be forwarded to: editor@birminghamegyptology.co.uk
Occasional publication 3, 2016. Conference Proceedings
Proceedings of the Third Birmingham Egyptology Symposium, University of Birmingham, 19th February 2016
Edited by Steven R. W. Gregory.
Elliot, C. ‘Pyramisks and Obelids – Pitch Imperfect? The reception of ancient Egyptian architectural elements in pre-nineteenth century Europe’. 1-18.  
Scott, M. ‘The blundered name of Khufu’: Ancient identity and modern identification’. 19-28.

Volume 4: 2016
1. Review
Review of A. Dodson. Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite renaissance
Steven R. W. Gregory
To reference this article we suggest:
Gregory, S. R. W. 2016. Review of A. Dodson. Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite renaissance. The American University in Cairo Press: Cairo  New York. 2012. Birmingham Egyptology Journal 4: 1-4.

2. Review
Review of A. Stevenson (ed.) The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: Characters and Collections
Stephanie L. Boonstra
To reference this article we suggest:
Boonstra, S. L. 2016. Review of A. Stevenson (ed.). The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: Characters and Collections. UCL Press: London. 2015. Birmingham Egyptology Journal 4: 5-9.

3. Article
Texts and Iconography of Padiamun’s Coffin in the Liverpool Museum
Luca Miatello
To reference this article we suggest:
Miatello, L. 2016.’ Texts and Iconography of Padiamun’s Coffin in the Liverpool Museum’. Birmingham Egyptology Journal 4: 10-61.

Occasional publication 2, 2016. Conference Proceedings
Proceedings of the Second Birmingham Egyptology Symposium, University of Birmingham, 20th February 2015
Edited by Steven R. W. Gregory.
Hufft, B. E. ‘The Kushite kings of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty in the light of Transcultural Studies: an iconographic approach’. 1-20.
Sidpura, T. ‘Where is my Mummy…Who is my Mummy? A Re-Evaluation of the Dra Abu-el Naga Coffin of Queen Ahhotep (CG 28501) with Queen Satkamose’. 21-46.
Simmance, E. ‘The authority behind statues and the authority of statues: sistrophores and intermediaries’. 47-66.

Volume 3: 2015
1. Review
Review of S. Wachsmann 2013. The Gurob  Ship-Cart Model and Its Mediterranean Context
Marsia Sfakianou Bealby
To reference this article we suggest:
Bealby, M. S. 2015. Review of S. Wachsmann. The Gurob Ship-Cart Model and Its Mediterranean Context. Texas A & M University Press: College Station, Texas. 2013. Birmingham Egyptology Journal 3: 1-4.

2. Review
Review of D. Gange 2013. Dialogues with the Dead: Egyptology in British Culture and Religion, 1822-1922
Steven R. W. Gregory
To reference this article we suggest:
Gregory, S. R. W. 2015. Review of D. Gange. Dialogues with the Dead: Egyptology in British Culture and Religion, 1822-1922. Oxford University Press: Oxford. 2013. Birmingham Egyptology Journal 3: 5-8.

3. Article
The Two Inner Directions of the Ancient Egyptian Script
Carlos Gracia Zamacona
To reference this article we suggest:
Zamacona, C. G. 2015.’ The Two Inner Directions of the Ancient Egyptian Script’. Birmingham Egyptology Journal 3: 9-23.

4. Article
The encounter between the sun and the moon on hypocephali
Gyula Priskin
To reference this article we suggest:
Priskin, G. 2015. ‘The encounter between the sun and the moon on hypocephali’. Birmingham Egyptology Journal 3: 24-41.

Occasional publication 1, 2014. Conference Proceedings
Proceedings of the First Birmingham Egyptology Symposium, University of Birmingham, 21st February 2014
Edited by Steven R. W. Gregory.
Simmance, E. ‘The significance of location for the mediating statues of Amenhotep son of Hapu’. 1-13.
Asbury, B. L. ‘Pitt-Rivers, the Painter and the Palaeolithic Period’. 14-22.
Godefroid, A. ‘Book of the Dead Chapter 182: a case of related structure between the text and its vignette’. 23-34.
Mushett Cole, E. ‘Did the political upheaval during the Late Bronze Age cause a change in the form of Egyptian control in the Levant? An analysis of the changes in the political landscape of the Levant during the late New Kingdom’. 35-44.

Volume 2: 2014
1. Article
 The High Priests of Amun at the End of the Twentieth Dynasty
Jennifer Palmer
To reference this article we suggest:
Palmer, J. 2014. ‘The High Priests of Amun at the End of the Twentieth Dynasty’. Birmingham Egyptology Journal 2: 1-22.
2. Article
A map of Egypt reconstructed from the description of the country at Edfu
Gyula Priskin
To reference this article we suggest:
Priskin, G. 2014. ‘A map of Egypt reconstructed from the description of the country at Edfu’. Birmingham Egyptology Journal 2: 23-41.
3. Review
Review of J. A. Hill, P. Jones, and A. J. Morales (eds.) 2013. Experiencing Power, Generating Authority: Cosmos, Politics, and the Ideology of Kingship in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia
Steven R. W. Gregory
To reference this article we suggest:
Gregory, S. R. W. 2014. Review of J. A. Hill, P. Jones, and A. J. Morales (eds.). Experiencing Power, Generating Authority: Cosmos, Politics, and the Ideology of Kingship in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia. 2013. Birmingham Egyptology Journal 2: 42-46.

Volume 1: 2013
1. Object Highlight
Eton College Myers Collection of Egyptian Antiquities Object Highlight – ECM822, A Faience Nubian Head
Carl Graves
To reference this article we suggest:
Graves, C. 2013. ‘Eton College Myers Collection Object Highlight: A Faience Nubian Head’. Birmingham Egyptology Journal 1: 1-4.
 2. Article
Piankh and Herihor: Art, Ostraca, and Accession in Perspective
Steven R. W. Gregory
To reference this article we suggest:
Gregory, S. R. W. 2013. ‘Piankh and Herihor: Art, Ostraca, and Accession in Perspective’. Birmingham Egyptology Journal 1: 5-18.
3. Review
Review of J.  Padgham 2012. A New Interpretation of the Cone on the Head in New Kingdom Tomb Scenes.
Eleanor B. Simmance
To reference this article we suggest:
Simmance, E. B. 2013. Review of J. Padgham. A New Interpretation of the Cone on the Head in New Kingdom Tomb Scenes. BAR International Series. Archaeopress: Oxford. 2012. Birmingham Egyptology Journal 1: 19-21.
4. Review
Review of Raven, Verschoor, Vugts and Walsem 2011. The Memphite Tomb of Horemheb. Commander in Chief of Tutankhamun. V. The forecourt and the area south of the tomb with some notes on the tomb of Tia
Gabrielle Heffernan
To reference this article we suggest:
Heffernan, G. 2013. Review of M. Raven, V. Verschoor, M. Vugts and R. Walsem. The Memphite Tomb of Horemheb. Commander in Chief of Tutankhamun. V. The forecourt and the area south of the tomb with some notes on the tomb of Tia. Brepols 2011. Birmingham Egyptology Journal 1: 22-24.
 5. Article
Coffin Texts Spell 155 on the Moon
Gyula Priskin
To reference this article we suggest:
Priskin, G. 2013. ‘Coffin Texts Spell 155 on the Moon’. Birmingham Egyptology Journal 1: 25-63.


This project encodes the Bible in TEI, starting with the John and Mathew Gospels, Apocalypse, Genesis, Ruth, Jonah, 75 Psalms, Acts, Malachi and Haggai in Spanish. José Calvo Tello started this project because the Bible is a interesting text that speaks to everyone, and XML-TEI makes possible to listen the text in new ways.
And because I didn't find any XML-TEI Version of the Bible with information below the verse level like direct speech or entities.
The project has started encoding:
  • Chapter, pericopes and verses
  • References to peoples, places, times, groups and books, using ids
  • Direct speech, including who is communicating, to whom and how (written, oral, prayer...)
This project also includes some other files:
  • Scheme to control the XML-TEI
  • CSS to visualize the text in Browser and correct it
  • Some files of documentation
  • XSLT and Python scripts to extract some interesting information
  • The resulting data and visualizations
  • CSV file (ontology.csv) to control the ids used
My work in this project and its markup are published under Creative Commons Licence BY Attribution 4.0 International.

Virginia R. Grace "Kartoules"

Virginia R. Grace "Kartoules"
The Virginia R. Grace Papers contain her Amphoras Project (i.e., thousands of catalogue cards with information about stamped amphora handles throughout the Mediterranean), her personal papers (i.e., professional correspondence, and work notes), as well as her personal library. The latter is extremely valuable, since it includes rare offprints which had been sent personally to Virginia Grace by their authors. 
This site is under construction

Researchers may consult the information on the "kartoules" but for permission to publish (or any other information concerning the Virginia R. Grace Papers), please contact the Department of Archives of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
54 Souidias Street, Athens 106 76, Greece
phone: 213 0002400 (ext. 106) or 210 7210536 (ext. 214)








ΑΓΑΘΟΒΟΥΛΟΣ (31 kartoules)

ΑΙΝΗΤΩΡ (61 kartoules)


ΑΙΣΧΙΝΑΣ (71 kartoules)

ΑΙΣΧΥΛΙΝΟΣ (41 kartoules)



















ΑΝΑΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ (75 kartoules)

ΑΝΑΞΙΒΟΥΛΟΣ (65 kartoules)






ΑΝΔΡΙΑΣ (55 kartoules)

ΑΝΔΡΙΚΟΣ (11 kartoules)





ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΣ (21 kartoules)



ΑΝΤΙΜΑΧΟΣ (29 kartoules)

ΑΝΤΙΠΑΤΡΟΣ (26 kartoules)































































APAAME: Aerial Photography Archive for Archaeology in the Middle East

 [First posted in AWOL 5 Mrch 2012. Updated 7 December 2016]

APAAME: Aerial Photography Archive for Archaeology in the Middle East
APAAME is long-term research project directed by Professor David Kennedy and Dr Robert Bewley, and is based currently between the University of Western Australia and the University of Oxford . The project is designed both to develop a methodology suited to the region and to illuminate settlement history in the Near East. The archive currently consists of over 91,000 images and maps, the majority of which are displayed on the archive’s Flickr site.

Although principally focused on Jordan, in which there has been an annual programme of flying since 1997 (The Aerial Archaeology in Jordan (AAJ) Project), high resolution satellite imagery on Google Earth is now permitting research on neighbouring countries.

We will be keeping you up to date on what we are finding, how we are finding it, and also taking you with us on our fieldwork in Jordan.

CaLiBRA: Cambridge Linear B Research Archive

Welome to the Cambridge Linear B Research Archive. The archive currently hosts a searchable database of photographs of the Linear B tablets from Pylos.

Tablet and photograph search

Type a tablet identifier into the search box to find tablets. Examples include Cn to find all tablets of the Cn series, A- to find tablets of series A, Aa, Ab etc.
Find a specific tablet using its serial number with its site prefix and/or series prefix, e.g. PY 64, Aq 64.
Use a scribe identifier (H21), stylus identifier (S4) or class identifier (Ciii) to find tablets by scribal information.
If you know a plate number for the Pylos photograph set you can use that too. Examples are Pylos.1 and Pylos.1.3.
Use a list of search terms separated by commas to find tablets and photographs which match any of the criteria, e.g. Aq, Wr, H4, Pylos.96 to find tablets in the Aq series, the Wr series, tablets by hand 4 and plate 96 of the Cincinnati set of Pylos photographs.
More complex search terms can be built up using brackets and the and operator, e.g. (Aq, Cn) and (3, 64).

Online Guide to Evagrius Ponticus Updated

Online Guide to Evagrius Ponticus Updated
I’ve just released a major overhaul to the infrastructure I use to deliver my bibliography
To previous users, the difference will not be very noticeable, since I’m using much the same CSS. (In fact it may be less exciting than the previous version, because the page has been somewhat simplified.) But the way I’m delivering and processing the bibliography has changed radically. I’ve switched javascript libraries from Exhibit to Tablesorter. I’ve also altered the pipeline that integrates the Zotero database with data about the corpus of Evagrius (see the integration at http://evagriusponticus.net/corpus.htm). That pipeline is now an XSLT spreadsheet that synthesizes the Zotero RDF file with a TAN-rdf file (a new XML format I’m developing). That somewhat complicated pipeline includes an algorithm to generate Chicago-style humanities bibliography. For anyone interested in the technical underpinnings, all the code is available here:

Joel Kalvesmaki
Managing Editor, Byzantine Studies
Dumbarton Oaks