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The Getty has released the Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)® as Linked Open


Art & Architecture Thesaurus Now Available as Linked Open Data
First of the Getty Research Institute’s four vocabularies released today, with more planned over coming 18 months
Linked Open Data / Vincent van Gogh's Irises
We’re delighted to announce that today, the Getty has released the Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)® as Linked Open Data. The data set is available for download at vocab.getty.edu under an Open Data Commons Attribution License (ODC BY 1.0).

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus is a reference of over 250,000 terms on art and architectural history, styles, and techniques. It’s one of the Getty Research Institute’s four Getty Vocabularies, a collection of databases that serves as the premier resource for cultural heritage terms, artists’ names, and geographical information, reflecting over 30 years of collaborative scholarship. The other three Getty Vocabularies will be released as Linked Open Data over the coming 18 months.
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John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation Digital Library

[First published in AWOL 3/27/09. Most recently updated 2/20/2014]

Since 1997, the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation has produced each year a volume devoted to a single archaeological museum, aiming to create a series whose scholarly prestige and aesthetic approach contribute to a deeper knowledge and further understanding of the various aspects of the history of Greek civilisation. These volumes are distributed free of charge to those who are on the foundation's mailing list, and to others who request them.

The foundation also issues them in open access digital format. The volume on Aigai: The royal metropolis of the Macedonians is the most recent to appear. Fifteen volumes are now available:

Open Access Journal: Classica et Christiana

[First posted in AWOL 16 July 2010. Updated 21 February 2014]

Classica et Christiana
ISSN: 1842-3043
Obiectivele revistei:
 Classica et Christiana, editată de Centrul de Studii Clasice şi Creştine al Facultăţii de Istorie a Universităţii “Al. I. Cuza” din Iaşi, are drept obiective publicarea unor contribuţii semnate de specialişti români şi străini dedicate atât domeniilor tradiţionale de cercetare a clasicismului greco-roman (istorie antică, filologie clasică, epigrafie greco-latină etc.), cât şi promovarea unor direcţii mai recente, precum Antichitatea târzie, patristica, viaţa cotidiană în Antichitatea greco-latină şi creştină, antropologia culturală a lumii clasice şi creştine timpurii ş.a.
The aims of the journal:
Classica et Christiana, published by the Center for Christian and Classical Studies of the Faculty of History, “Al. I. Cuza” University Iasi, aims the publication of contributions signed by Romanian and foreign researchers devoted to the traditional areas of research of the Greco-Roman classicism (ancient history, classical philology, Greek and Latin epigraphy, etc.), but also the promotion of the latest directions, like Late Antiquity, patristic, daily life in Greco-Latin Antiquity and Christian, cultural anthropology of the early classical and Christian world etc.

Sidestone Press e-library

Sidestone e-library
We believe scientific information should be available at all time, at all places and to each and every one. Therefore everyone is free to browse, search and read most of our publications online in our digital library. We only ask a small fee for downloading the PDF, this helps us keeping our library running! 
Among Sidestone titles relating to antiquity are:

Chasing Chariots. Proceedings of the first international chariot conference (Cairo 2012)

Edited by André J. Veldmeijer & Salima Ikram

The present work is the result of the First International Chariot Conference, jointly organised by the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) and the American University in Cairo (AUC)...
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 RODANUM. A Study of the Roman Settlement at Aardenburg and its Metal Finds

Guus Besuijen

Beneath the surface of Aardenburg, a small town in the south-western part of the Netherlands, lie the remains of a Roman settlement that is presumed to have been named Rodanum....
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 Life on the watershed. Reconstructing subsistence in a steppe region using archaeological survey: a diachronic perspective on habitation in the Jordan Valley

Eva Kaptijn

The scarcity of water is a major problem in many parts of the Near East today and has been so in the past. To survive in such a region people...
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Schliemann en Nederland. Een leven vol verhalen


De beroemde archeoloog, zakenman en reiziger Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890) legde de basis voor zijn fortuin in Nederland. Dit boek beschrijft zijn leven daarom vanuit een Nederlands perspectief. Al kort na...
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Without having seen the Queen. The 1846 European travel journal of Heinrich Schliemann: a transcription and annotated translation

Christo Thanos & Wout Arentzen

Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890), a shrewd trader and later in life one of the best known archaeologists of the 19th century, made many travels around the world. He recorded his experiences...
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European Archaeology Abroad. Global Settings, Comparative Perspectives

Edited by S.J. van der Linde, M.H. van den Dries, N. Schlanger and C.G. Slappendel

What are European archaeologists doing abroad? What have they been doing there for the past three to four centuries? Are they doing things differently nowadays? To address these questions, this...
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Challenging climate change. Competition and cooperation among pastoralists and agriculturalists in northern Mesopotamia (c. 3000-1600 BC)

Arne Wossink

Throughout history, climate change has been an important driving force behind human behaviour. This archaeological study seeks to understand the complex interrelations between that behaviour and climatic fluctuations, focussing on...
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Leatherwork from Qasr Ibrim (Egypt). Part I: Footwear from the Ottoman Period

André J. Veldmeijer

Throughout its long history, stretching from the 25th Dynasty (c. 752-656 BC) to the Ottoman Period (c. 1500-1811 AD), Qasr Ibrim was one of the most important settlements in Egyptian Nubia. The site has produced an unprecedented wealth of material and due to the – even for Egypt – extraordinary preservation circumstances, includes objects that are made of perishable organic materials, such as wood, leather, and flax. The present volume focuses on one of these groups: footwear that is made from leather and dated to the Ottoman Period.
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Sandals, shoes and other leatherwork from the Coptic Monastery Deir el-Bachit. Analysis and Catalogue

André J. Veldmeijer

This book contains an analysis and detailed catalogue of sandals, shoes and other leatherwork from the Coptic Monastery Deir el-Bachit. It is the largest Coptic monastery complex preserved in Western Thebes and the first monastery that has been systematically investigated. The excavation of the monastery was started as a DFG-Project des Ägyptologischen Instituts der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in close collaboration with the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Abteilung Kairo.
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Tutankhamun’s Footwear. Studies of Ancient Egyptian Footwear

André J. Veldmeijer

The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter in 1922 is one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of all time. It took Carter and his team 10 years to clear the contents of the tomb and among the objects found was a large collection of shoes and sandals. The footwear is analysed here in detail for the first time since the discovery using Carter’s records and Harry Burton’s excellent photographs along with the author’s analyses of the objects, all of which are housed in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo and the Luxor Museum.
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Amarna’s Leatherwork. Part I. Preliminary analysis and catalogue

André J. Veldmeijer

The ancient Egyptian city of Tell el-Amarna (or Amarna, ancient Akhetaten) was the short-lived capital built by the controversial Pharaoh Akhenaten, probably the father of the famous Tutankhamun. This volume, the first of two, presents the leatherwork excavated at the site by these various expeditions. The book consists of two parts: the catalogue and the preliminary analysis.
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Heritage for Peace

Sefaria - ספאריה

Sefaria - ספאריה

The Sefaria Project is about building the future of Jewish learning in an open and participatory way.
We are building a free living library of Jewish texts and their interconnections, in Hebrew and in translation. Our scope is Torah in the broadest sense, from Tanakh to Talmud to Zohar to modern texts and all the volumes of commentary in between. Sefaria is created, edited, and annotated by an open community.
Having digital texts enables us to create new, interactive interfaces for the Web, tablet and mobile which allow students and scholars around the world to freely learn and explore the interconnections among Torah texts.
Judaism's core texts grew out of millennia-long conversations and arguments across generations. We envision creating an open space for ancient conversations to continue in new ways, with new participants, new questions, and new layers of dialogue.

מטרת הפרויקט : פיתוח מודל לימוד תורה פתוח מבוסס תוכן גולשים
אנו מפתחים ספריה דינמית של טקסטים יהודיים והממשקים ביניהם בשפת המקור ובתרגומים. הספריה תכלול את התורה במובנה הרחב, מהתלמוד ועד הזוהר, מהתנ"ך ועד טקסטים בני ימינו.ספאריה נוצרת, נערכת, וממומשקת ע"י קהילת הגולשים
תהליך הדיגיטציה של הטקסט התורני בטכנולוגית הקוד הפתוח מאפשר חוקרים, סטודנטים ומפתחים ברחבי העולם לפתח ולה תאים ממש קים חדשיםללימוד ומחקר של הטקסט התורני על פי קישוריות מילולית, ענינית, ואסוציאטיבית

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Open MOOC: The Bible's Prehistory, Purpose, and Political Future

The Bible's Prehistory, Purpose, and Political Future
How and why was the Bible written? This course synthesizes fascinating recent research in biblical studies and presents a powerful new thesis: The Bible's primary purpose is not religious but political. Facing catastrophic defeat, the biblical authors created a new form of community. Their achievements bear directly on modern questions of politics, economics, and theology.

About the Course

With its walls razed to ground by Babylon’s armies, Jerusalem joined a long line of ancient vanquished cities—from Ur and Nineveh and Persepolis to Babylon itself. While some recovered from the destruction, others did not.  But none responded to political catastrophe by fashioning the kind of elaborate and enduring monument to their own downfall that we find in the Bible. Most conquered populations viewed their subjugation as a source of shame. They consigned it to oblivion, opting instead to extol the golden ages of the past.  The biblical authors in contrast reacted to loss by composing extensive writings that acknowledge collective failure, reflect deeply upon its causes, and discover thereby a ground for collective hope.

Working through colorful biblical and ancient Near Eastern texts, and drawing on an array of comparative examples, the course illustrates the thoroughgoing manner with which biblical authors responded to defeat by advancing a demotic agenda that places the community at the center. The aim of the biblical authors was to create a nation, and they sought to realize this goal via a shared text, which includes stories and songs, wisdom and laws. This corpus of writings belongs, without a doubt, to humanity’s greatest achievements. Whereas the great civilizations of the Near East invested their energies and resources into monuments of stone that could be destroyed by invading armies, the biblical authors left a literary legacy that has been intensively studied until the present day. More important, these authors’ visionary response to defeat brought to light a radical new wisdom:  the notion that a people is greater than the state which governs it, and that a community can survive collapse when all of its members can claim a piece of the pie and therefore have a reason to take an active part in its collective life.

The objectives of the course are to show:
—how the Bible emerged from large-scale corporate crisis and rupture;
—that in our present state of uncertainty and instability we have much to learn from the various strategies the biblical authors adopted to create an enduring “people of the book”;
—that one doesn’t have to believe in God or accept the historicity of the Bible in order to appreciate its profound political messages;
—that the Bible offers modern societies a model for creating communities around a shared collection of texts, songs, and laws;
—and that the Bible itself has a major role to play in our futures.

Course Syllabus

Week 1: The Riddle That Has Yet To Be Solved
The Bible's Purpose
Books in Ancient Religions
Between "Church and State"
Theologies of the Bible
A Shared Text
The Bible as a "Pedagogical Program of Peoplehood"

Week 2: The Rise and Fall
Israel's Place in the World of the Ancient Near East
The Emergence of Two Competing Kingdoms
Military Triumphs
The Onslaught of Imperial Powers
Defeat and Deportation
Conditions of Conquest

Week 3: The Making of the Bible as a Response to Defeat
Diaspora and Divided Communities
Creating a Shared Past and Common Ancestors
The Pentateuch and Historical Narratives
One People with Multiple Law Codes
Creating a Collection of National Songs and Laments
Reinterpreting Prophecies
Comparative Cases: English and German History 

Week 4: Reinventing the Hero
Martial Valor, Masculinity, and Martyrdom
Long Life versus Glorified Heroic Death
The New Role of the Family
From Battles to Building
Comparatives Cases: From the Crow Nation to Jane Austen

Week 5: A Wise and Discerning People 
The Role of Education
National Education Programs: From 19th Century Germany to the Dalai Lama
From Deuteronomy to Ezra-Nehemiah
Freedom of Information and Open Access
Making Priestly Knowledge Public
The Attempts of the State to Control Prophets
Divine Knowledge for the People, Not Solely the King
The Reason Why Biblical Writings Survived Catastrophes

Week 6: Covenant and Kinship
The Rise of Empires
One God
A New "Political-Theology"
Covenantal Ethics of Peoplehood
The Power of Law
Protecting the Individual and Defending Difference
Caring for the Land

Week 7: The Bible's Future
The Bible's Pedagogical and Political Purpose
The Bible's Radical Theology
The Bible as an Attempt to Unify Rival Communities
The Bible's Impact on Political Identities Throughout the World
The Bible's Role in the Public Sphere and in Secular Society
The Bible as a Model for New Forms of Community

(Partially) Open Access Journal: Annual Reports of the Department of Antiquities (Cyprus)

Annual Reports of the Department of Antiquities (Cyprus)
The Department of Antiquities is responsible for the management of the archaeological heritage of Cyprus. The Department's main areas of activity and responsibility are the following:

-systematic and rescue excavations as well as archaeological surveys,

-the establishment, management and operation of archaeological museums,

-the conservation, restoration, protection and promotion of Ancient Monuments in the First and Second Schedule of the Antiquities Law, of archaeological sites and of monuments of architectural heritage.

One of the aims of the Department of Antiquities is also the use of both ancient monuments and archaeological museums for educational purposes and cultural activities, as well as for the stimulation of cultural tourism. In order to achieve the above, the Department of Antiquities organises conferences, exhibitions and lectures both in Cyprus and abroad.

An activity which has emerged over the last few years is the contribution of the Department of Antiquities towards the establishment of private/thematic museums. In this case the Department acts as a consultant and as a guide by offering its personnel's specialised knowledge.

The activities of the Department of Antiquities are published in its two annual publications, namely the Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus and the Annual Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus.
Annual Report of the Department of Antiquities for the year 2006
Annual Report of the Department of Antiquities for the year 2007
Annual Report of the Department of Antiquities for the year 2008 

Last Statues of Antiquity

[First posted in AWOL 5 May 2012, updated 23 February 2014]

Last Statues of Antiquity (LSA)
Here you will find a searchable database of the published evidence for statuary and inscribed statue bases set up after AD 284, that were new, newly dedicated, or newly re-worked. This database was completed and made public in May 2012 (with only some minor revisions thereafter).

To access the site, click on one of the buttons above: BROWSE, SIMPLE SEARCH, or ADVANCED SEARCH (or, if you need them, INSTRUCTIONS).

We do not have the funding to up-date this resource continuously, but would welcome hearing of additional material, or of substantive corrections, by your emailing <LSA@classics.ox.ac.uk>. This database is built on the published work of hundreds of scholars, whom we hope to have credited fully and correctly; if you are unhappy with our use of your material, do please contact us.

The database was constructed by a team working partly in Oxford and partly elsewhere. The person primarily responsible for each entry is named on each Discussion page, and we would be grateful if you would acknowledge their work when using their ideas. For details of the team see the team page.

We suggest that in print you cite individual database entries, and the team members responsible for them, in the following way:

http://laststatues.classics.ox.ac.uk, LSA-833 (J. Lenaghan), LSA-42 (C. Machado & U. Gehn, LSA-1170 (G. de Bruyn), etc.

(Please note that the LSA number allocated to each entry is arbitrary, and was determined only by the sequence of cataloguing.)

The LSA database was constructed as part of a major project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom.

Open Access Journal: Labyrinth: An on-line classical studies journal published by the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Waterloo

Labyrinth: An on-line classical studies journal published by the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Waterloo
Welcome to the Labyrinth, an on-line classical studies journal published by the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Waterloo! This on-line journal is published three times annually and is intended for the use of high school teachers and their students. Here you will find past and present issues as well as information about our department. This website is currently under construction - new content will be added on a regular basis, so check back regularly!

October 2010
February 2010
October 2009
February 2009

Labyrinth Archive

CDLI News: The Israel Museum Cuneiform Corpus

From Laura Peri
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative are pleased to announce the addition of the digitized IMJ cuneiform corpus to CDLI's website, now viewable at:


The IMJ corpus is the fourth cuneiform collection from Jerusalem now posted to CDLI, following upon a digital capture mission undertaken in May 2012 by Ludék Vacín of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (MPIWG). It joins the previously posted collections of the Couvent Saint-Etienne, the Couvent Sainte-Anne, and the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI).

This cuneiform collection consists mainly of bequests and gifts of various donors. It is eclectic, comprising ca. 140 objects of various origins (Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Elam, and Persia), accordingly inscribed in Sumerian, Akkadian, Hittite, Urartian, Elamite, and Old Persian and dating from the mid-3rd to mid-1st millennium BCE.

A single object originating in Ancient Israel--a small fragment of a monumental victory stele belonging to a Neo-Assyrian king (probably Esarhaddon)--is also included in the corpus. Other cuneiform material unearthed in Israel, owned by the Israel Antiquities Authority and currently housed in the IMJ, are not included here due to copyright restrictions.

A few objects on loan to the IMJ from the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem (AIAR), St. Andrew's Memorial Church, Church of Scotland, Jerusalem, and Arieh Ben Eli, Haifa, have also been added to the corpus.

The majority of the corpus consists of clay objects (tablets, cones, bricks, etc.). Also included are inscribed artifacts of stone and metal (monumental artifacts, figurines, vessels, weaponry, and cylinder seals). The corpus reflects various genres: royal, administrative, legal, mathematical, scholarly, medical, ritual, and epistolary.

The IMJ cuneiform collection is part of the Western Asiatic Antiquities department--currently under the curatorship of Laura A. Peri--the main curatorial purpose of which is to assemble and exhibit documents and artifacts from the various Ancient Near Eastern civilizations that have had a lasting impact on the ancient cultures of the Land of Israel. Most of the department highlights (over 200 artifacts, inscribed as well as non-inscribed) are now on display in the renewed permanent exhibition (opened 2010), in the area dedicated to the cultures of Ancient Near East. The ANE exhibits, along with antiquities from Egypt, Greece, Italy, and the Islamic Near East, complement the IMJ Archaeology Wing's main display that focuses on antiquities excavated in Israel.

Besides exhibiting the artifacts to the general public, a major aim of the Western Asiatic Antiquities department is to offer Israeli scholars opportunities for research. Thus, many inscribed artifacts have been edited over the years by Israeli Assyriologists affiliated with different local academic institutions. These editions are unfortunately not assembled in one place, but rather dispersed in journals, Festschrifts, text collections, and IMJ publications (for detailed references, see "Introduction to the collection" via the IMJ homepage on the CDLI site).

The cooperation between CDLI and IMJ was assisted by the following individuals: Nathan Wasserman (HUJI); Bertrand Lafont (CNRS-Paris), CDLI's Director of European and Middle Eastern digitization initiatives; Sy Gitin (AIAR), Director; Haim Gitler and Michal Dayagi-Mendels (IMJ), present and former Chief Curators of Archaeology; Amalyah Keshet (IMJ), Head of Image Resources and Copyright Management; Nancy Benovitz and Revital Mazover (IMJ), English and Hebrew Editors, respectively; Alison Ashenberg and Ronit Selig (IMJ), Coordinators for Archaeology; Susan Hazan (IMJ), Head of Internet Office, and Avi Rosenberg (IMJ), Webmaster.

Many thanks are due to Uri Gabbay (HUJI) and to Tallay Ornan (HUJI, and former IMJ Curator of Western Asiatic Antiquities), for their helpful advice and assistance in the preparation of the catalogue data.

The imaging in Jerusalem in May 2012 and post-capture processing at UCLA during Summer 2012 were made possible by funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; they are part of the on-going mission of CDLI to ensure the long-term digital preservation of Mesopotamian cultural heritage associated with writing and administration, and, in furtherance of humanities research, to provide free global access to all available text-artifact data.

Queries concerning the unpublished artifacts or corrections to our catalogue data should be directed to Laura Peri (laurape@imj.org.il) at IMJ, or to CDLI (cdli@ucla.edu).

Laura A. Peri, Rodney E. Soher Curator of Western Asiatic Antiquities, IMJ
Robert K. Englund, Professor of Assyriology, UCLA; Director, CDLI

Open Access Journal: Verbum – Analecta Neolatina

[First posted on AWOL 30 March 2010, updated 23 February 2014]

Verbum: Analecta Neolatina
ISSN (paper) 1585-079X
ISSN (online) 1588-4309
A Verbum célja, hogy a közép- és újkori latin, valamint az újlatin irodalmak, nyelvek és kultúrák területén végzett kutatások számára fórumot biztosítson, különös tekintettel a Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetemen és a vele együttműködő intézményekben elért eredmények bemutatására.

The journal provides a forum for New Latin and Romance arts, literature and linguistics, presenting mainly the results of research carried out at Pázmány Péter Catholic University (Hungary) and other institutions collaborating with it.

MOOC: The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Nubia

The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Nubia
This course examines the development of the art and architecture of the cultures of ancient Nubia through what we have learned from archaeology and how that evidence has helped us create the picture we now have of the culture and history of the birth and development of art and civilization in the Nile Valley.

About the Course

The class will reveal one of the most dynamic, yet little known cultures of the ancient world.  We will explore the geography and archaeology of Nubia, Egypt’s neighbor to the south and home to a series of remarkable and innovative civilizations. It will cover the period from the earliest inhabitants of the Nile Valley (Paleolithic through Neolithic and domestication of plants and animals), and continue until the advent of Christianity.

Course Syllabus

Unit 1: Lost Land Emerging: The Geography of Nubia
Unit 2: Raiders of the Lost Art: The Exploration of Nubia
Unit 3: In the Beginning: Pre-history to The A-Group/ 9000 BC- 2800 BC
Unit 4: Alphabet Soup: The ‘B-Group’ to the C-Group and Pan-Grave Cultures/ 2800 BC – 1500 BC
Unit 5: The City and the Kingdom: The KermaCulture/ 2800 BC -1500 BC
Unit 6: The Empire Strikes Back: Nubia during the New Kingdom occupation/1500 BC – 900 BC
Unit 7: Nubian Renaissance: Egypt and Nubia during Twenty-fifth Dynasty/ 725-665 BC
Unit 8: Pyramids, pyramids: The Art and Archaeology of Napatan Nubia/ 665 BC – 300 BC
Unit 9: The Southern Strategy: The Art and Archaeology of Meroitic Nubia/ 300 BC – AD 350
Unit 10: The Long Twilight: Art and Archaeology of Post-Meroitic Nubia/AD 350 – AD 500

Recommended Background

This course has no prerequisites, though a basic knowledge of archaeology and of ancient Egypt would be helpful. 

Suggested Readings

All required materials will be provided in the course, However, students wanting to read further may find the following books helpful: Marjorie Fisher, Peter Lacovara, Sue D’Auria, and Salima Ikram eds., Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile - with photographs by Chester Higgins (American University in Cairo Press, 2011); Robert Morkot, The Black Pharaohs (Rubicon, 2000); W. Y. Adams, Nubia Corridor to Africa (Princeton University Press, 1977); and, David O’Connor, Ancient Nubia: Egypt’s Rival in Africa (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1993)

Course Format

The class is a combination of video lectures from five to 20 minutes in length with images of sites and objects along with maps and plans. There will also be some film clips as well. There will be homework-style quizzes to help students measure learning and explore the materials in more depth. There are several extra credit options, and there will be a final exam at the end of the course.

Open Access Journal: Opuscula: Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome

[First posted in AWOL 14 September 2012, updated 24 February 2014]

Opuscula: Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome
Opuscula is published yearly by the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome. First issued in 2008 (no. 1), Opuscula replaces the annuals Opuscula Atheniensia and Opuscula Romana published by the Swedish Institute at Athens and the Swedish Institute in Rome respectively.
The annual contains articles within classical archaeology, ancient history, art, architecture and philology, as well as book reviews within these subjects. Reports of fieldwork carried out under the supervision of the Institutes at Athens and Rome are regularly reported on in the Opuscula.
The annual welcomes contributions pertaining to the ancient Mediterranean world (prehistory to Late Antiquity) and the Classical tradition and drawing on archaeological, historical and philological studies; also, contributions dealing with later periods in the areas, especially in the fields of art, architecture, history and cultural heritage.
Opuscula is a refereed periodical, available in print and with Open Access six months after publication.

Opuscula 6 | 2013 Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome

Opuscula 6 | 2013

Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome, 358 pages, 2013, Opuscula no. 6.
Free pdf available
SEK 742
Opuscula 5 | 2012 Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome

Opuscula 5 | 2012

Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome, 204 pages, 2012, Opuscula no. 5.
Free pdf available
SEK 636
Opuscula 4 | 2011 Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome

Opuscula 4 | 2011

Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome, 173 pages, 2011, Opuscula.
Free pdf available
SEK 636
Opuscula 3 | 2010 Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome

Opuscula 3 | 2010

Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome , 224 pages, 2010, Opuscula.
Free pdf available
SEK 636
Opuscula 2 | 2009 Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome

Opuscula 2 | 2009

Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome , 232 pages, 2010, Opuscula no. 2.
Free pdf available
SEK 800
Opuscula 1 | 2008 Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome

Opuscula 1 | 2008

Annual of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome, 198 pages, 2008, Opuscula no. 2008.
By Brita Alroth (ed.)
Free pdf available

(Partially) Open Access Journal: Aegean Archaeology: Studies and Monographs in Mediterranean Archaeology and Civilization

Aegean Archaeology: Studies and Monographs in Mediterranean Archaeology and Civilization
Aegean Archaeologyis published annually by the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, and co-edited in the Department of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The journal encourages contributions that concern the Aegean world – the cultures and societies that comprised the civilizations of the Aegean basin and its bordering regions, principally the Greek and Anatolian Aegean in the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Early Iron Age and Archaic periods. 
A single article from each of the six most recent volumes is available in open access":
VOLUME 10, 2009-2010 (2013), 120p.Y. Papadatos, and Ch. Sofianou, A Prepalatial Tholos Tomb at Mesorrachi Skopi, near Siteia, East Crete, p. 7-31; (PDF available).

VOLUME 9, 2007-2008 (2011), 139p.
E. Warren, Memories of Myrtos, p. 121-133 (PDF available).

VOLUME 8, 2005-2006 (2009), 146p.
R.A.K. Smith, E. Pappi, M.K. Dabney, S. Triantaphyllou, and J.C. Wright, 2006–2007 Excavations of the Mycenaean Cemetery at Ayia Sotira, Ancient Nemea, p. 95-109 (PDF available).

VOLUME 7, 2003-2004(2006), 88p.
A. VAN DE MOORTEL and E. ZACHOU, 2004 Excavations at Mitrou, East Lokris, p. 39-48 (PDF available).

VOLUME 6, 2002(2003), 118p, XII pls
Identity in the Late Minoan IB to IIIA1 Transition, p. 89-118 (PDF available).

VOLUME 5, 2001(2002), 80pG. WALBERG, The Role and Individuality of Kamares Ware, p. 9-17 (PDF available).

Open Access Journal: The Ancient History Bulletin Online Reviews

 [First posted in AWOL 26 June 2012, updated 24 February 2014]

The Ancient History Bulletin Online Reviews
Beginning with the publication year, The Ancient History Bulletin will publish all reviews online, in a new online journal entitled The Ancient History Bulletin Online Reviews. Reviews will be formatted as .pdf files, with continuous pagination for all the reviews published in any given year. Reviewers will therefore be able to refer to their reviews in same manner as reviews published in hard copy; e.g., 'Review of xxx', AHB Online Reviews 1 (2011) xx–xx. 

Reviews may be viewed and downloaded by following the links below. The reviews have been formatted as .pdf files by the web editor, to whom queries may be addressed (vandersp@ucalgary.ca). Authors of reviews and other readers should be able to view and download the review files in the same way as they normally view and download .pdf files.

Selected Articles

Open Access Journal: ACOR Newsletter

[First posted in AWOL 12 November 2009. Updated 25 February 2014]

ACOR Newsletter
ACOR's first newsletter was issued in November, 1989 by Dr. Bert de Vries, who served as Director of ACOR between 1988-1991. The goal of the newsletter remains to keep friends and alumni informed of major developments and events at the institute. ACOR's newsletter is published twice a year. Below is the complete set of newsletters.

 2013 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 25.1
 2012 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 24.2
 2012 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 24.1
 2011 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 23.2
 2011 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 23.1
 2010 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 22.2
 2010 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 22.1
2009 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 21.2
2009 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 21.1
2008 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 20.2
2008 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 20.1
2007 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 19.2
2007 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 19.1
2006 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 18.2
2006 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 18.1
2005 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 17.2
2005 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 17.1
2004 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 16.2
2004 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 16.1
2003 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 15.2
2003 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 15.1
2002 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 14.2
2002 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 14.1
2001 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 13.2
2001 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 13.1
2000 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 12.2
2000 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 12.1
1999 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 11.2
1999 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 11.1
1998 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 10.2
1998 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 10.1
1997 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 9.2
1997 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 9.1
1996 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 8.2
1996 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 8.1
1995 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 7.2
1995 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 7.1
1994 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 6.2
1994 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 6.1
1993 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 5.2
1993 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 5.1
1992 Winter ACOR Newsletter Vol. 4.2
1992 Summer ACOR Newsletter Vol. 4.1
1991 November ACOR Newsletter No. 5
1991 May ACOR Newsletter No. 4
1990 November ACOR Newsletter No. 3
1990 May ACOR Newsletter No. 2
1989 November ACOR Newsletter No. 1

Online Transactions of the State Hermitage Museum - ТРУДЫ ГОСУДАРСТВЕННОГО ЭРМИТАЖА

Transactions of the State Hermitage Museum - ТРУДЫ ГОСУДАРСТВЕННОГО ЭРМИТАЖА
Серия представляет собой тематические сборники научных статей, как правило, соответствующие направлениям работы различных научных отделов Эрмитажа, а также материалы научных конференций, проходящих в  музее. Издание существует с 1939 года, однако с 2007 года выходит в новом формате. Цвет обложки зависит от тематики сборников (синие - сборники Отдела истории русской культуры, темно-красные - сборники Отдела истории западноевропейского искусства, голубые - сборники Отдела Античного мира и т.д.) Издание содержит резюме статей на английском языке. Статьи зарубежных авторов публикуются на языке оригинала с резюме на русском языке. Иллюстрации, как правило, черно-белые, в отдельных случаях - цветные.

Труды Государственного Эрмитажа : [Т.] 57 : Балканский сборник : к XXII Международному конгрессу византинистов. София. 22-27 августа  2011 года
СПб. Издательство Государственного Эрмитажа, 2011
394 с., ил.
Издание подготовлено Отделом Востока Государственного Эрмитажа к XXII Международному конгрессу византинистов (София, Болгария. 22-27 августа 2011 года). Книга имеет два раздела: один посвящен публикации артефактов, раскрывающих многоплановую историко-культурную роль Балканского региона как в составе Византийской империи, так и после ее завоевания турками-османами; второй раздел "Из научного наследия"содержит материалы, связанные с именами выдающихся ученых А. В. Банк, Д. В. Айналова, Ф. М. Морозова, В. Т. Георгиевского, И. Г. Спасского, В. Ф. Левинсона-Лессинга.

Meeting the 22th International Congress of Byzantine Studies Sofia, Bulgaria, 22–27 August, 2011

Труды Государственного Эрмитажа : [Т.] 53 : Архитектура Византии и Древней Руси IX-XII веков
СПб. Издательство Государственного Эрмитажа, 2010
498 с., ил.
Материалы семинара, посвященного вопросам исследования монументального зодчества византийского мира в хронологических рамках средневизантийского периода.

Architecture of Byzantium and Kievan Rus from the 9th to the 12th centuries
Materials of the International seminar November 17–21, 2009

Труды Государственного Эрмитажа. Том 45: Петербургские египтологические чтения 2007-2008: Памяти Олега Дмитриевича Берлева. К 75-летию со дня рождения
СПб. Издательство Государственного Эрмитажа, 2009
360 с., ил.
В сборнике докладов Петербургских египтологических чтений 2007-2008 годов представлены работы, относящиеся к важнейшим разделам египтологии: политической истории права, археологии, эпиграфике, лексикологии и изучению системы письма, а также посвященные изучению отдельных групп памятников. Охвачены периоды от додинастического до греко-римского времени. 

In Commemoration of Evgeni Stepanovich Bogoslovski
On the Occasion of his 70th Birthday

Труды Государственного Эрмитажа. Том 41: Античный мир. Посвящается памяти Софьи Павловны Борисковской (1937-2001)
СПб. Издательство Государственного Эрмитажа, 2008
364 с., ил.
Сборник содержит статьи об отдельных произведениях искусства и группах памятников из собрания Государственного Эрмитажа, а также материалы, отражающие деятельность археологических экспедиций, проводимых музеем. Впервые опубликованы рисунки замечательного русского художника Л.С. Бакста, созданные по впечатлениям его путешествия по Греции.
Издание посвящено памяти Софьи Павловны Борисковской (1937-2001), известного специалиста по греческим вазам и знатока искусства Этрурии, многие годы возглавлявшей Отдел Античного мира.

In Memoriam Sophia Boriskovskaya (1937–2001)

A quick list of Oriental Institute publications on the archaeology of Megiddo.

 A quick list of Oriental Institute publications on the archaeology of Megiddo.
OIP 127. Megiddo 3: Final Report on the Stratum VI Excavations. Timothy P. Harrison, with contributions by Douglas L. Esse, Andrew Graham, Ronald G. V. Hancock, and Patricia Paice. 2004.

OIP 62. Megiddo 2. Seasons of 1935-39: Text and Plates. Gordon Loud. Originally published in 1948.
OIP 52. The Megiddo Ivories. Gordon Loud. Originally published in 1939.

OIP 42. Megiddo 1. Seasons of 1925-34: Strata I-V. Robert S. Lamon and Geoffrey M. Shipton. 1939

OIP 33. Megiddo Tombs. P. L. O. Guy. Originally published in 1938.

OIP 32. The Megiddo Water System. Robert S. Lamon. Originally published in 1935.

OIP 26. Material Remains of the Megiddo Cult. Herbert Gordon May. Originally published in 1935.

SAOC 17. Notes on the Megiddo Pottery of Strata VI-XX. Geoffrey M. Shipton. Originally published in 1939.

SAOC 10. Notes on the Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Pottery of Megiddo. Robert M. Engberg and Geoffrey M. Shipton. Originally published in 1934.
OIC 9. New Light from Armageddon: Second Provisional Report (1927-29) on the Excavations at Megiddo in Palestine.P. L. O. Guy. Originally published in 1931.

OIMP 31. Ancient Israel: Highlights from the Collections of the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. Gabrielle V. Novacek. 2011.

For an up to date list of all Oriental Institute publications available online see:

Open Access Journal: Rheinisches Museum für Philologie

[First posted in AWOL 25 January 2010. Updated 26 February 2014]

Rheinisches Museum für Philologie
Die Zeitschrift wurde 1827 unter dem Titel „Rheinisches Museum für Philologie, Geschichte und griechische Philosophie“ von Barthold Georg Niebuhr, August Böckh und Christian August Brandis gegründet und erschien unter diesem Namen bis 1829/32. Von 1832/33 bis 1839 wurde die Zeitschrift unter dem Titel „Rheinisches Museum für Philologie“ von Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker und August Ferdinand Naeke weitergeführt. Seit 1842 erscheint die „Neue Folge“ des „Rheinischen Museums für Philologie“. Erstherausgeber waren Friedrich Ritschl und Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker (vgl. auch C.W. Müller, Das Rheinische Museum für Philologie 1842–2007. Zum Erscheinen des 150. Bandes der Neuen Folge, RhM 150, 2007, 1–7).

Das „Rheinische Museum für Philologie“ ist die älteste, bis heute erscheinende altertumswissenschaftliche Fachzeitschrift. Seit ihrer Gründung veröffentlicht sie wissenschaftliche Beiträge zu Sprache, Literatur und Geschichte des griechischen und römischen Altertums und seiner Rezeption in den Sprachen Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, Italienisch und Latein. Sie ist international verbreitet, und die im „Rheinischen Museum für Philologie“ veröffentlichten Artikel sind jeweils drei Jahre nach Erscheinen der Druckfassung kostenfrei im Internet abrufbar.

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