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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 The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization

This superb companion site to the PBS special of the same name that previewed in late February offers a wealth of information and interactive elements for learning about Ancient Athens. The site centers around in-depth examinations of five key Greeks: Cleisthenes, the founder of democracy in Athens; Themistocles, the creator of the Greek navy; Pericles, Athens's most famous ruler; Aspasia, "the...

http://www.pbs.org/empires/thegreeks/
View Resource Ancient Egypt

Drawing on its superb collection of materials from archaeological excavations, the British Museum presents this extensive learning resource on Ancient Egypt. The site features texts, images, and interactive elements detailing Egyptian daily life, mythology, timekeeping, geography, architecture, governance, business, writing, and rituals of death. The material is clearly and simply written so that...

http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/menu.html
View Resource Stanford Digital Forma Urbis Romae Project

The Forma Urbis Romae, also known as the Severan Marble Plan, is a giant marble map of ancient Rome measuring 60 feet wide by 45 feet high, dating to the reign of Septimius Severus (circa 200 AD). Unfortunately, the map has been broken into 1,186 fragmented pieces, and not all of the pieces still exist. Presently, engineers from the Department of Computer Science and archaeologists from the...

http://formaurbis.stanford.edu/index.html
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 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 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 Ancient Near East.net

The ancient Near East has been the birthplace of some of civilization's most important advances, among them written language, the impulse to urbanism, and crop cultivation. Created and maintained by Paul James Cowie (a doctoral student at Australia's Macquarie University), the site is a fine resource for both scholars and the general public. Scholars will want to make sure and take a look at the...

http://www.etana.org/node/9252
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