Web resources


ETANA Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives. A resource offering access to many publications for teaching and research, as well as gathering links to other web-based materials realted to the Ancient Near East.

Aerial Photographic Archive for Archaeology in the Middle East An Australian project archive of aerial photographs of sites in the Near East, particularly the 1953 Hunting Aerial Survey of Jordan.

Akkadica Lists Ancient Near Eastern collections in museums and other institutions across the world.

Art History Resources on the Web Comprehensive resource listings by Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe.

Archaeological Resource Guide for Europe

Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East

BANEA The British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology

The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies

Center for Archaeology of the Middle East Landscape (CAMEL)
Tony Wilkinson uses his extensive fieldwork experience from the Near East to demonstrate changing patterns of landscape use in antiquity. Case studies are drawn from Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Yemen.

The Detroit Institute of Arts Ancient Art

Deutsches Archäologisches Institut

Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative ECAI is a collaborative project which combines global mapping, imagery, and texts. ECAI provides scholars and other users with a research resource based on digital technology which presents complex combinations of data from multiple disciplines visually and immediately.

The Fitzwilliam Museum

The Institute of Archaeology University College, London.

Livius A non-commercial website on ancient history maintained by Jona Lendering.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA The Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art

The Miho Museum, Japan Collections include the Canford Assyrian Relief.

The National Art Collections Fund

The Online Medieval and Classical Library A collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization.

The West Semitic Research Project
Source of images of manuscripts relating to the Bible and the ancient Near East.

International Association for Assyriology


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The British Institute at Ankara

A detailed website about the famous neolithic site of Çatalhöyük

The Chicago Hittite Dictionary Project

The Fall of Troy on the Online Medieval and Classical Library. A 4th century AD classical text.

Fall of Troy an illustrated path by Mark Morford and Daniel Holmes of the University of Virginia.

Gordion Excavation Project Current research at the Phrygian city of king Midas, with extensive bibliography.

Hethitologie Portal Mainz German site for Hittite studies with a concordance of Hittite texts from excavations at the Hittite capital of Hattusha.

The Kerkenes Project Project homepage for archaeological investigations at the important Iron Age site of Kerkenes Dag in central Turkey which has been identified as the Median city of Pteria.

The Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener Laboratory for Aegean and Near Eastern Dendrochronology at Cornell University Latest results of tree-ring dating of archaeological sites from the Mediterranean and Turkey.

Projekt Troia Details in English or German the results of the latest archaeological investigations by the Universities of Tubingen and Cincinnati.

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The Seminar for Arabian Studies organises an annual conference in Britain

Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey

Indexes and on-line copies of the Saudi-based "Aramco World Magazine"

Aimed at British schoolchildren and intended to educate about Saudi Arabia


Al Ain Museum including recent discoveries in the UAE.

American Institute for Yemeni Studies based in Sana'a, has an active research programme, gives advice on permits and publishes collected works as well as Yemen Update.

The British Archaeological Expedition to Kuwait

The British-Yemeni Society publishes an annual journal and organises regular lectures and other events in England.

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions A project directed by Professor Avanzini to make available in digital form all ancient South-Arabian inscriptions.

Italian Mission to Oman A University of Pisa project. Excavation and Restoration of Khor Rori in the Dhofar Governorate.

The National Museum of Ras al-Khaimah Including Kush excavation details revealing the first sequence of Sasanian and Islamic remains in south-east Arabia

Makeda, Queen of Sheba Popular literature on the Queen of Sheba.

Project Sheba Reviews literature about the Queen of Sheba.

Society for Arabian Studies

Yemen Update is published by The American Institute of Yemeni Studies and is an essential guide to research in Yemen.


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The Ancient India & Iran Trust organises lectures and other events, and maintains a library in Cambridge.

The Ancient Persia Fund was established in memory of the Russian scholar Vladimir G. Lukonin and offers grants and organises lectures on ancient Iran.

Ancient routes in southern Iran

The British Institute of Persian Studies based at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in the University of London, publishes a newsletter and organises lectures on the pre-Islamic art and archaeology of this region.

Circle of Inner Asian Art based at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in the University of London, publishes a newsletter and organises lectures on the pre-Islamic art and archaeology of this region.

The Detroit Institute of Arts - Persepolis/Ancient Iran

The Encyclopaedia Iranica is a large project based at Columbia University.

The Gans collection of Sasanian seals in the University of California at Berkeley

Grifterrec.com featuring Information and illustrations of Sasanian coins.

The Hermitage Museum - Sassanian Iran

Iranian Cultural Heritage Centre News, and details of projects, museums and events relating to the history, archaeology and architecture of Iran.

The Iran Heritage Foundation

Parthia.Com General information on the Parthians, including excavations at their early capital at Nysa.

A Rough guide to Kushan History Gateway to more information on the Kushans, supported by the Keele Wargames Club.

Sasanian Seals from the Collection of the Late Edward Gans at the University of California, Berkley.

Tal-i Malyan - Archaeological excavations at the site of Tal-i Malyan, the ancient Elamite city of Anshan.


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The 'Ain Ghazal Statue Project British Museum-funded project to restore neolithic statues found at 'Ain Ghazal in Jordan.

The Palestine Exploration Fund

Sidon Excavation A British Museum supported excavation.

Tell Nimrin Excavations at the multi-period Jordan valley site in Jordan.

One of the most important late neolithic sites in Syria.

http://www.slsa.ch/Projekte/QasrAl-HayrAl-SharqiD.htmExcavations of a major Umayyad "desert castle" complex in Syria

The Council for British Research in the Levant

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Assyrian Treasures from the city of Kalhu (Nimrud)

BBCi Ancient History Mesopotamia Written by Dr Dominique Collon, Department of the Middle East, British Museum.

British Institute for the Study of Iraq

The Cuneiform Digital Palaeography Project

Knowledge and Power in the Neo-Assyrian Empire

The Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus Home to many digital cuneiform projects.

BDTNS. The Database of Neo-Sumerian Texts. A comprehensive database of texts from the Ur III period, with a complete and up-to-date bibliography.

Sources of Early Akkadian Literature

The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative

The Early Islamic capital at Samarra

The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature is based at the University of Oxford. Its aim is to make accessible over 400 literary works composed in the Sumerian language in ancient Mesopotamia during the late third and early second millennia BC.

Mesopotamia - British Museum educational website designed to support the Key Stage 2 curriculum.

The threat to world heritage in Iraq

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