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View Resource Early British Kingdoms Web Site

Created and maintained by David Nash Ford, this site offers an excellent introduction to the Celtic Kingdoms that existed in Britain and Brittany from the time the Romans left until well into the eleventh century. The site is essentially composed of two portions, the first of which provides overviews of the kingdoms by region (West Country, Midland and South Britain, Wales, Northern Britain, North...

http://www.earlybritishkingdoms.com/
View Resource Oriental Institute Research Archives On-Line Catalogue

Announced on February 10, 2000, the online catalog of the Research Archives of the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago allows users to search the Archive's 35,000 holdings, which focus on the history of the ancient Near East from prehistoric times through the Late Antique period. Six different search methods are offered: keyword, author, title, subject, LCCN or ISBN, and expert searching....

https://oi-idb.uchicago.edu
View Resource Theban Mapping Project

Under the direction of Egyptologist Dr. Kent Weeks of the American University in Cairo, the Theban Mapping Project (last mentioned in the November 18, 1997 Scout Report) has enhanced its look and added new features. Some of the many enhancements include an interactive atlas of the Valley of the Kings that offers 250 detailed maps, streaming animations narrated by Dr. Weeks, and a visual search and...

http://www.thebanmappingproject.com/
View Resource Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall is an historical monument built by the Romans in Britain and spans more than 2,000 years of history. Standing as a "reminder of past glories of one of the world's greatest civilisations," the Wall is equipped with museums, forts, and events that bring Roman history to life. Designed by the World Heritage Site, this Web site offers tourist information (such as travel and hotel...

http://hadrianswallcountry.co.uk/
View Resource The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt

This new online exhibit from the National Gallery of Art will be a real treat for those with a passion for the ancient civilization of Egypt. Focusing on the ancient Egyptians notion of immortality, the site utilizes a variety of audio and visual material to bring the visitor into the experience of the exhibit. Using the QuickTime application, visitors can take an interactive tour of the Tomb of...

https://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2002/egypt/index.htm
View Resource Earliest Known Roman London Plaque Discovered

Earlier today, archaeologists working on a massive dig on the southern banks of the River Thames uncovered the oldest known plaque inscribed with the city's Roman name, Londinium. While the exact date of the plaque is unknown, it is believed to date from between 50 and 150 AD, and would most likely have been placed on some type of building or in a shrine. Equally important, the plaque offers some...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/1011
View Resource Egypt: Secrets of an Ancient World

While ancient Egyptian civilization has captured the public interest and imagination in recent decades, this well-designed site from the National Geographic Society places its focus on the pyramids created several millennia ago. In the site's most compelling feature, titled Explore the Pyramids, visitors can scroll across the different pyramids, revealing their interior organization and a number...

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2005/06/king-tut/mysteries...
View Resource The Megalithic Portal

While Stonehenge is one of the most recognizable megaliths in the world, the lover of these man-made stone formations will find much to admire at this Web site, maintained by Andy Burnham. The absolute centerpiece of the site is an interactive map of the United Kingdom and Ireland, divided into sections that users may click upon to obtain more specific information. After clicking on a particular...

http://www.megalithic.co.uk/index.php
View Resource Ancient Near East and the Mediterranean World

Sponsored by the University of Chicago Library and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, this online project contains numerous primary materials related to the study of the ancient Near East and covers topics ranging from archaeology; art history; language; law; and the religions of Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria, Egypt, Nubia, and Persia. Currently, the project includes full-text...

https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/dl/proj/neh2/
View Resource Iraq: The Cradle of Civilization at Risk

As of late, there has been great consternation about the future of antiquities and archaeological expeditions within Iraq, largely due to political upheaval and military conflict in the area. With that in mind, the H-Museum mailing list has assembled a host of materials gleaned from their own discussion boards and scholarly resources that will help give visitors some sense of the breadth and...

http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~museum/iraq.html
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