Ancient Near East Resources

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Ancient Near East Resources

  • The Ancient Greek World – Worlds Intertwined: Etruscans, Greeks and Romans – Links to online exhibits of images and text about the lives, religions, and sacred architecture of these civilizations.
  • Ancient Maps of Jerusalem - Maps of Jerusalem from the Byzantine era to the 19th century, plus basic information about the map-makers and the history of cartography in Jerusalem.
  • Digital Egypt for Universities – Full-color maps of cities, temples, palaces; archaeological site reconstructions, timelines, pictures of art and artifacts; information about communication, religion, technologies and industry, social history, sciences, etc. More than 3300 pages.

  • ETANA – Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives – An electronic publishing project for the study of the history and culture of the ancient Near East.
  • Flavius Josephus – Created in conjunction with Brill Publishers and the SBL Josephus Seminar, this site offers articles, online texts with translations, bibliographies, and information about colloquia and conferences related to the study of Josephus.
  • Greek Mythology Link – A site "concerned with the creative, artistic, literary and inspiring aspects of the Greek myths" more than the historical or religious aspects.
  • Internet Ancient History Sourcebook – Links to primary texts and other resources on civilizations from ancient Mesopotamia to Rome. Also links to sources for material on Christian origins.
  • The Jewish Roman World of Jesus – Brief essays and excerpts from ancient sources on Hellenistic/Roman Religion and Philosophy, Archaeology and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Christian Origins and the New Testament, and Ancient Judaism.
  • K. C. Hanson’s Homepage – Scores of photos of the Middle East and images of monuments and artifacts of the ancient world, together with transcriptions of texts; chronologies of the ancient world with bibliographies; and links to other sites, carefully vetted and organized.
  • LacusCurtius: Into the Roman World – Roman gazetteer and atlas, topographical dictionary, dictionary of Greek and Roman antiquities, Rome’s transition from a pagan to a Christian city, hundreds of images of places and archaeological sites, links to Greek and Latin texts online.
  • Okeanos – Ancient Near Eastern Studies – This site, maintained at the University of Washington, links to Web sites, discussion lists, organizations, academic departments, and bibliographic resources covering aspects of the Ancient Near East.
  • The Old Testament and the Ancient Near East – This gateway, compiled by Dr. Ralph Klein, includes links to information on the ancient near east, the deuteronomistic history, Egypt, Israel, encyclopedias and dictionaries, Pentateuch, maps, Psalms, Prophets, Translations, etc.
  • Online Primary Literature – Links to Mesopotamian, Canaanite, and Egyptian myths, treatises, prayers, and hymns. Includes texts related to Biblical Studies, e.g., Old Testament pseudepigraphal literature, early Christian and Gnostic texts, and Hellenistic papyri.
  • The Perseus Project – Searchable Greco-Roman texts in original languages as well as English translation. Also secondary resources plus links to over 50,000 images of artifacts.
  • World Wide Web Sites Relating to the Ancient Mediterranean – Links to museums, universities and other sources of information and images on ancient Egypt, Greece, the Roman Empire, Canaan, and the early church.