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New Open Access Journal: Archaeology Worldwide - Archäologie Weltweit

Archaeology Worldwide - Archäologie Weltweit
2013 is the UN year of Water Cooperation and therefore we have chosen the topic Archaeology of Water for our first issue of our new magazine "Archaeology worldwide".
The Title Story looks at the technical, social and cultural impacts of the element on societies and cultures. The report focus on the current situation of archaeologists in Egypt. The Silkroad and the famous Göbekli Tepe are further topics.

Happy reading!

"Archaeology worldwide" english version
"Archäologie weltweit" german version

The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Royal Inscriptions

The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Royal Inscriptions
The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Royal Inscriptions (ETCSRI) project's main objective is the creation of an annotated, grammatically and morphologically analyzed, transliterated, trilingual (Sumerian-English-Hungarian), parallel corpus of all Sumerian royal inscriptions.

ETCSRI is to be developed at the Department of Assyriology and Hebrew Studies (Institute of Ancient Studies, Eötvös L. University, Budapest) by a research team led by Gábor Zólyomi as part of The Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus with the continuous assistance and help of Steve Tinney.

Funding for ETCSRI is provided by the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA) between 2008.10.01 - 2013.06.30 (project no. K75104).

If you cite the corpus, please use the next citation form: Zólyomi, Gábor - Tanos, Bálint - Sövegjártó, Szilvia. The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Royal Inscriptions. 2008-. http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/etcsri/index.html

Do a a full text search in ETCSRI.[HELP]

Open Access Journal: Horizon: The Amarna Project and Amarna Trust Newsletter

 [First posted in AWL 1 March 2010. Updated 11 November 2013]

Horizon: The Amarna Project and Amarna Trust Newsletter
The ancient Egyptian city of Tell el-Amarna (or simply Amarna) was the short-lived capital built by the ‘heretic’ Pharaoh Akhenaten and abandoned shortly after his death (c. 1332 BCE). It was here that he pursued his vision of a society dedicated to the cult of one god, the power of the sun (the Aten). As well as this historic interest Amarna remains the largest readily accessible living-site from ancient Egypt. It is thus simultaneously the key to a chapter in the history of religious experience and to a fuller understanding of what it was like to be an ancient Egyptian. There is no other site like it.

Download Horizon newsletter Issue 13, Summer 2013 PDF

Download Horizon newsletter Issue 12, Spring 2013 PDF

Download Horizon newsletter Issue 11, Summer 2012 PDF

Download Horizon newsletter Issue 10, Winter 2012 PDF

Download Horizon newsletter Issue 9, Summer 2011 PDF

Download Horizon newsletter Issue 8, Winter 2010 PDF

Download Horizon newsletter Issue 7, Spring 2010 PDF

Download Horizon newsletter Issue 6, Autumn 2009 PDF

Download Horizon newsletter Issue 5, March 2009 PDF

Download Horizon newsletter Issue 4, September 2008 PDF

Download Horizon newsletter Issue 3, April 2008 PDF

Download Horizon newsletter Issue 2, July 2007 PDF

Download Horizon newsletter Issue 1, October 2006 PDF

Guide Books

Guide Book: Central City

Guide book: North Tombs

Guide book: South Tombs

Guide book: Royal Tomb

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology flickr Photostream

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology flickr Photostream
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, through its research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programming, advances understanding of the world's cultural heritage.

Penn Museum is dedicated to the study and understanding of human history and diversity. Founded in 1887, Penn Museum has conducted more than 300 archaeological and anthropological expeditions around the world. Three gallery floors feature materials from Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Bible Lands, Central America, Asia and the ancient Mediterranean World, as well as artifacts from native peoples of Africa. The Penn Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind's collective heritage.

And see AWOL's list of Institutional flickr Photostreams

Open Access Journal: Berkeley Undergraduate Journal of Classics

Berkeley Undergraduate Journal of Classics
The Berkeley Undergraduate Journal of Classics is committed to the progress and proliferation of scholarship in the field of Classics and to providing a common medium through which undergraduates from all relevant disciplines can actively engage in one another’s work. In order to establish a channel for interdepartmental exchange and collaboration, we seek to publish exceptional papers and translations from a wide range of fields pertaining to Classics and the world of the ancient Mediterranean.

Open Access Journal: Bulletin / Association suisse d'archéologie classique = Bulletin / Schweizer Arbeitsgemeinschaft für klassische Archäologie = Bollettino / Associazione svizzera di archeologia classica

Bulletin / Association suisse d'archéologie classique = Bulletin / Schweizer Arbeitsgemeinschaft für klassische Archäologie = Bollettino / Associazione svizzera di archeologia classica
Bulletin der SAKA
Die SAKA gibt jährlich ein Bulletin heraus, das über die Table Ronde und die Geschäfte des Vorstandes informiert sowie allfällige weitere Beiträge zu aktuellen Themen enthält.

Bollettini dell’ASAC
L’ASAC pubblica un Bollettino annuale per i suoi membri. Ci si trovano riassunti gli interventi presentati all’occasione della Tavola rotonda, le informazioni sule attività, i rapporti del Comitato come pure diversi artcioli legati a temi di attualità.

Bulletins de l'ASAC
L’ASAC édite un Bulletin annuel à l’attention de ses membres. On y trouve le contenu des contributions présentées lors de la Table ronde, des informations sur les activités et les rapports du Comité, ainsi que divers articles liés à des thèmes d’actualité.
Bulletin 1993.1 (16868 KB)
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Bulletin 1995.1 (53331 KB)
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Bulletin 2002 (405 KB)

Bulletin 2003 (808 KB)

Bulletin 2004 (522 KB)
Bulletin 2005 (3803 KB)

Bulletin 2006 (171 KB)

Bulletin 2007 (3473 KB)

Bulletin 2008 (3751 KB)

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Bulletin 2012 (5863 KB) NEW !!!

Conference Podcast: The Afterlife of Ovid

The Afterlife of Ovid

The Afterlife of Ovid

 7 - 8 March 2013
This conference will investigate the Medieval and Renaissance reading of Ovid and his influence on poetry and painting.
Hosted by: The Warburg Institute and the Institute of Classical Studies 
Organised by: Philip Hardie (Cambridge), Peter Mack (Warburg Institute) and John North (Institute of Classical Studies) 
Speakers: Alessandro Barchiesi (Stanford), Hélène Casanova-Robin (Sorbonne Paris IV), Frank Coulson (Ohio State), Fátima Díez-Platas (Santiago e Compostela), Ingo Gildenhard (Durham), Philip Hardie (Cambridge), Maggie Kilgour (McGill), Gesine Manuwald (UCL), Elizabeth McGrath (Warburg), John Miller (Virginia), Victoria Moul (King’s College), Caroline Stark (Ohio Wesleyan) and Hérica Valladares (John Hopkins)

Conference Podcast: Greek Literary Epigram: From the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Era

Greek Literary Epigram: From the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Era
International Conference UCL, 11-13 September 2013
Organisers: C. Carey (UCL), M. Kanellou (UCL), I. Petrovic (Durham)
Though there has been a surge in interest in Greek literary epigram during the last decades, much of the discussion still centres on the Hellenistic period or on specific poets. This conference, which brought together some of the most distinguished international experts in the field, sought to explore the genre on a larger canvas, combining a wider chronological sweep with a precise focus on key themes. This website brings together the conference papers as delivered for those who wanted to be there but couldn't - or just those who would like to understand the epigram better.
Welcome Speech
Chris Carey (UCL)
Session 1: Crossing the Boundary
Chair: Chris Carey
Session 2: Hellenistic Epigram as Text
Chair: Anna Maria Kanthak
Session 3: Epigram and Gods
Chair: Enrico Magnelli
Thursday 12/09/13
Session 4: Epigram, Emotions and Philosophers
Chair: Don Lavigne
Doris Meyer (Strasbourg)
Joseph Romero (Mary Washington)
Session 5: Epigrammatic Death
Chair: Carlos Jesus
Session 6: Points of Contact
Chair: Ivana Petrovic
Marco Fantuzzi (Columbia)
Friday 13/09/13
Session 8: Scoptic Epigram
Chair: Antonietta Provenza

Session 9: Negotiating Language: Bilingualism and Riddles
Chair: Maria Plastira-Valkanou
Session 10: Epigram between Paganism and Christianity
Chair: Margherita Maria Di Nino
Session 11: Agathias'Cycle
Chair: Maria Vasiloudi
Closing Remarks
Chris Carey (UCL)

Schwendner on Papyrology on Academia.edu

Gregg Schwendner's What's New in Papyrology has collected links to papyrological material being archived and  self published on Academia.edu

Papyrological papers available on the Academia.edu site
Academia.edu is a public, apparently not-for-profit (not, as the suffix might suggest, an academic one) site used by scholars to make their work better known or more easily available.  It is part of the Open Access movement. 
Some 656 people have an "interest"in Papyrology, 381 in "Greek Papyrology, " 95 in "Greek Magical Papyri, 17 in "Greek Literary Papyri, 596 in  "Early Christian Papyri & Inscriptions", 22 in Coptic Papyri, 34 in Arabic Papyrology etc. I have culled the following names of colleagues who have made papers available. There should be some way to index the site in the future. 

Rodney Ast, "Signs of Education and Culture. Prosodic Marks in Greek Documents. A Talk."

Les dossiers de l'Institut Français d'Études Anatoliennes: série: patrimoines au présent


Bois travaillé du Ier au XVe sc. - 1st to 15th century worked wood

Bois travaillé du Ier au XVe sc. - 1st to 15th century worked wood
La base de données bibliographique sur les bois travaillés présentée ici fait partie du projet de l’IFAO de créer des bases bibliographiques pour la plupart des catégories de matériel archéologique provenant d’Égypte (bois, céramique, verre....). Ces bases de données sont élaborées dans le cadre du programme Objets d’Égypte(responsable : Sylvie Denoix), réalisé à l’IFAO de 2008 à 2011. Le focus du programme est l’Égypte, cependant, dans certains cas, ces données concernent aussi l’ensemble la Méditerranée et/ou la région du Proche, du Moyen-Orient et de l’Afrique. 

Dans le cadre de ce même programme, une base de données bibliographiques concernant le verre byzantin et islamique, conçue et rédigée par Maria Mossakowska-Gaubert, est disponible en ligne depuis 2008 http://www.ifao.egnet.net/bases/verre

La base présentée ici comprend des informations bibliographiques sur les bois travaillés, fabriqués ou importés en Égypte et datés essentiellement du Ier au XVe siècle. Toutefois, pour ne pas donner de limites trop strictes au domaine de recherche, cette base contient aussi des informations sur des bois naturels trouvés dans des contextes archéologiques, si ces trouvailles apportent des enseignements utiles à l’étude de l’emploi du bois ou des questions économiques concernant ce matériel. Pour la même raison, on trouve dans cette base des mentions sur des représentations iconographiques d’arbres, qui sont traitées ici comme un indice de la connaissance que l’on avait de certaines espèces. En outre, on a enregistré certaines données bibliographiques concernant le bois aux périodes antérieures ou postérieures, ainsi que des données concernant du matériel non égyptien (comme la Nubie ancienne), toutes utiles pour des études comparatives. 

Cette base bibliographique présente trois catégories de documents :
  • des études sur des catégories particulières d’objets en bois ;
  • des rapports de fouilles, qui mentionnent les objets dans leur contexte archéologique et apportent des informations sur leur emploi et leur identification ;
  • des catalogues de musées et d’expositions, qui présentent des objets complets ou presque, malheureusement, souvent sous forme d’une simple illustration sans commentaire.
The worked wood database presented here is part of a project conducted at the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology in Cairo (IFAO) to create a series of bibliographical databases for most categories of archaeological material found in Egypt (wood, ceramic, glass, etc.). These databases started to be prepared as part of the IFAO Objets d’Égypteprogram, directed by Sylvie Denoix, which ran from 2008 until 2011. While the bibliographical databases are primarily focused on Egypt, they will in some cases cover a more extended area, including the Mediterranean, and/or the region of the Middle East and Africa.

A bibliographical database concerning Byzantine and Islamic glass, authored by Maria Mossakowska-Gaubert, carried out as a part of the same program, is available on line since 2008 at http://www.ifao.egnet.net/bases/verre/.

The present database contains bibliographical information on worked wood objects nominally from Egypt, from the 1st through the 15th centuries. However, in order not to limit the field, finds of natural wood in archaeological contexts are also considered, if they supply information on wood usage and economy. For the same reason, iconographic depictions of trees as such have been included, the intent being to take note of the tree species present in common perception. On occasion, relevant bibliographical data will be recorded from earlier and later periods when it is deemed useful for comparative study purposes. Relevant bibliographic sources containing comparative material from outside the scope of Egypt will be included (for example, ancient Nubia) when deemed useful.
The database is targeted to include mainly three kinds of bibliographic sources:
  • tudy articles on particular categories;
  • excavation reports, which mention worked wood in context and provide data on in situ applications and identifications; <
  • catalogues of museum collections and exhibitions which present individual objects, often merely as a form of illustration without commentary.

Rencontres d'Archéologie de l'Institut Français d'Études Anatoliennes Online

Rencontres d'Archéologie de l'IFEA

Open Access Annual Report: Mission Archéologique Française de Thèbes-Ouest - MAFTO: Rapports scientifiques

Mission Archéologique Française de Thèbes-Ouest - MAFTO: Rapports scientifiques
Chaque année la MAFTO publie un rapport scientifique faisant état des principaux résultats de son activité sur le terrain.
Pour télécharger les rapports scientifiques décrivant nos travaux les plus récents, veuillez cliquer sur les icônes ci-dessous:
Rapport Scientifique 2007-2008
Rapport Scientifique 2008-2009
Rapport scientifique 2009-2010
Rapport scientifique 2010-2011
Rapport Scientifique 2011-2012

Rapport Scientifique 2012-2013

Online Collection scientifique CEDAE-CNRS et mémoires du CEDAE


Les Céréales en Égypte ancienne

Les Céréales en Égypte ancienne
Une exposition réalisée en 2004 en collaboration entre
Agropolis-Museum - Montpellier - France
Le Musée de l'agriculture ancienne - Le Caire - Égypte
& l' UMR 5052Religions et Société dans l'Égypte de l'Époque tardive (Univ. Montpellier III/CNRS)

Avec la participation du
(Centre International des Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Méditerranéennes - Institut Agronomique Méditerranéen de Montpellier)

Et le soutien de
La Région Languedoc-Roussillon
(Bureau de Liaison Agricole Franco-Égyptien) - Le Caire - Égypte

Open Access Journal: Mitteilungen der Deutsche Wasserhistorische Gesellschaft

Mitteilungen der Deutsche Wasserhistorische Gesellschaft (DWhG)

Die Deutsche Wasserhistorische Gesellschaft e.V. (DWhG) wurde am 19. Januar 2002 im über 2000 jährigen Mainz gegründet.

Die DWhG ist als gemeinnützig anerkannt und aufgrund ihrer Satzung im Vereinsregister beim Amtsgericht Siegburg eingetragen.

Sie ist aus dem 1963 von Dr.-Ing. Martin Eckoldt (+) an der Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde in Koblenz gebildeten Studienkreis für Geschichte des Wasserbaus, der Wasserwirtschaft und der Hydrologie hervorgegangen.

Aktuelle Mitteilungen vom September 2013

Mitteilungen Nr. 18/September 2013
DWhG Mitteilungen_September2013.pdf
PDF-Dokument [6.1 MB]

Anhang: Berühmte europäische Aquädukte der Neuzeit auf Briefmarken
Anhang zu Mitteilungen Sep. 2013_Aquäduk[...]
PDF-Dokument [4.1 MB]

Frühere Mitteilungen

Mitteilungen Nr. 17/Januar 2013
PDF-Dokument [3.8 MB]

Mitteilungen Nr. 16/August 2011
Mitteilungen Nr. 16.pdf
PDF-Dokument [1.6 MB]

Mitteilungen Nr. 15/September 2010
Mitteilungen Nr. 15.pdf
PDF-Dokument [5.6 MB]

Mitteilungen Nr. 14/Mai 2009
PDF-Dokument [3.3 MB]

Mitteilungen Nr. 14 Anhang/Mai 2009
PDF-Dokument [4.3 MB]

Mitteilungen Nr. 13/Juni 2008
PDF-Dokument [2.2 MB]

Mitteilungen Nr. 12/Januar 2008
PDF-Dokument [1.3 MB]

Mitteilungen Nr. 11/Dezember 2007
PDF-Dokument [8.9 MB]

Mitteilungen Nr. 10/Dezember 2006
PDF-Dokument [3.5 MB]

Mitteilungen Nr. 9/Januar 2006
PDF-Dokument [7.8 MB]

Mitteilungen Nr. 8/August 2005
PDF-Dokument [11.3 MB]

Mitteilungen Nr. 7/Januar 2005
PDF-Dokument [11.9 MB]

Mitteilungen Nr. 6/August 2004
PDF-Dokument [4.3 MB]

Mitteilungen Nr. 5/Januar 2004
PDF-Dokument [3.9 MB]

Mitteilungen Nr. 4/Juni 2003
PDF-Dokument [5.4 MB]

Mitteilungen Nr. 3/Januar 2003
PDF-Dokument [6.1 MB]

Mitteilungen Nr. 2/Juni 2002
PDF-Dokument [1.4 MB]

Mitteilungen Nr. 1/Januar 2002
PDF-Dokument [228.6 KB]

Database of Byzantine Glass Mosaic Tesserae

The Composition of Byzantine Glass Mosaic Tesserae
Welcome to the database of sites and sources of Byzantine mosaic glass tesserae. Follow the links on the left to enter one of three databases:
  1. 'Structures' records buildings (4C-15C) where we have archaeological evidence (finds) of glass wall mosaics.
  2. 'Texts' contains records of primary Byzantine sources which mention mosaics (in development).
  3. 'References' is a bibliographical database of modern scientific publications about glass mosaics.
The databases can be searched or browsed for information and the method should be straight forward.


  • We have not included structures for which there is only evidence of glass mosaics on floors.
  • The database does not contain records of mosaic icons.
  • Names: we have used mostly Byzantine names of places so Nicaea, not Iznik; Constantinople, not Istanbul. Building names are given in English, unless mostly known in the wider world in their original language (hence Rome, not Roma; Hagia Sophia, not Holy Wisdom).
  • Spelling: we have followed the spelling of the Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium. Hence: Demetrios, not Dimitrius; Photios, not Photius.
  • We have only included buildings that are no longer extant if the mosaics survive elsewhere (the only exception to this is the record for Odalar Camii).
  • 'Unknown' can designate that it really is unknown or that research of published data has not produce an answer yet
  • The structure database allows you to search for structures and mosaics between dates. Chose the early century in "Century of xxx 1' and the later or the same in 'Century of xxx 2'.
The databases have been designed and constructed by the University of Sussex Web Team in collaboration with Bente Bjornholt, the Leverhulme Network Facilitator. The Director of the Network Liz James and Bente wish to thank everyone in and associated with the Network who has contributed. If you have any questions or suggestions please contact the current researcher Wendy Watson: EWendywuwatson@aol.com, Bente: EB.K.Bjornholt@sussex.ac.uk or Liz: Ee.james@sussex.ac.uk.
And see also the Glossary of Mosaic Terms

Ancient Greek: Open University

Introducing Ancient Greek
Welcome to the Open University's ‘Introducing Ancient Greek’ website.
If you are starting to learn Ancient Greek, this site is for you! This site will help you prepare for a Beginner's Ancient Greek course such as the Open University's Reading Classical Greek: language and literature (A275).
Use the menu on the left to:
  • review the letters of the Greek alphabet
  • listen to the sounds of Greek words
  • recognise the letters
  • memorise the sequence of letters
  • use letters to form words
  • understand how sentences are built from words

Reading Classical Greek
Welcome to the Open University Reading Classical Greek site.  The interactive quizzes below are designed for students studying Ancient Greek using the Reading Greek series of textbooks (JACT/Cambridge University Press).  The quizzes allow you to test yourself on the grammar you meet at different stages of the course.

Just click on the links to begin.  Each quiz will open in a new window. You can attempt each quiz as many times as you like, using the feedback to improve your score.

Quiz 1 (covering up to Section 1D of Reading Greek)
Quiz 2 (covering up to Section 2D of Reading Greek)
Quiz 3 (covering up to Section 3E of Reading Greek)
Quiz 4 (covering up to Section 6B of Reading Greek)
Quiz 5 (covering up to Section 6D of Reading Greek)
Quiz 6 (covering up to Section 7H of Reading Greek)
Quiz 7 (covering up to Section 9J of Reading Greek)

New to Ancient Greek? 

If you are just starting out in Classical Greek, then try the Open University website, Introducing Ancient Greek.  This allows you to familiarize yourself with the letters and sounds of Ancient Greek, gives you practice at forming Greek words, and introduces you to simple Greek sentences.
And see also AWOL's  list of

Portal to the Past: Digital Archive of Archaeological Projects and Research Canadian Institute in Greece

Portal to the Past: Digital Archive of Archaeological Projects and Research Canadian Institute in Greece
 The Portal to the Past is an interactive, online archive of information and imagery relating to the 18 archaeological projects of CIG undertaken under the aegis of CIG and with permits from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture since 1980. The range of this archaeological research spans from the 9th millennium BCE to the 20th century CE.

Open Access Journal: Jordan Journal for History and Archaeology (JJHA) - المجلة الأردنية للتاريخ والآثار

Jordan Journal for History and Archaeology (JJHA) -  المجلة الأردنية للتاريخ والآثار
ISSN: 1996-9546
Jordan Journal for History and Archaeology (JJHA) is an International Quarterly, Refereed Research Journal. It is concerned with publishing refereed scientific papers by local and international authors. Issued quarterly, the journal sets itself to publishing original topics whose scientific and practical value is concerned with history and archaeology. Manuscripts are published mainly in Arabic or English. However, other languages approved by the Editorial Board may be considered as well. Submitted papers are evaluated anonymously by specialists in their field.