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The ARWA Resources section provides a collection of different web-based pages, documents, and software that relate to the archaeology of Western & Central Asia from the Lower Palaeolithic to the end of the Achaemenid period. Online resources include links to websites of current field missions, projects, associations and institutions involved in the archaeological research or communication. These are classified by geographical area, chronological period, and a selection of relevant keywords. Note that resources in the form of videos and podcasts are accessible in a separate section of our website (Podcasts).

For suggesting new contents, please contact the ARWA Resources section via the following link: arwa.info@yahoo.com

ONLINE COLLECTIONS

Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME): https://dlme.clir.org/

Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, USA): https://www.clevelandart.org/open-access

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA): https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search#!?department=10

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Philadelphia, USA): https://www.penn.museum/collections/

Carlos Museum (Atlanta, USA): https://collections.carlos.emory.edu/collections/2439/ancient-egyptian-nubian-and-near-eastern-art

The Oriental Institute (Chicago, USA): https://oi-idb.uchicago.edu/

Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, USA): https://collections.mfa.org/collections/315170/ennancient-near-eastern-collection-highlights;jsessionid=A7B1A873B203A636C348A3BEC0C3A0AB/objects

The Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, USA): https://art.thewalters.org/browse/category/ancient-near-east/

Yale Babylonian Collection (Yale, USA): https://babylonian-collection.yale.edu/

The Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East (formerly Harvard Semitic Museum) (Cambridge, USA): https://sketchfab.com/hmane/models

The Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, England): https://collections.ashmolean.org/collection/collection-online

British Museum (London, England): https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection

The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities (Stockholm, Sweden): http://collections.smvk.se/carlotta-mhm/web

Pergamonmuseum, Staaliche Museen zu Berlin (Berlin, Germany): http://www.smb-digital.de/eMuseumPlus?service=ExternalInterface&module=collection

Musée du Louvre (Paris, France): https://collections.louvre.fr/

The Vatican Museum (Roma, Italy): https://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/reparti/reparto-antichita-egizie.html

History Museum of Armenia (Yerevan, Armenia): https://historymuseum.am/en/

Israel Museum (West Jerusalem, Israel): https://www.imj.org.il/en/wings/archaeology

The Jordan Museum (Amman, Jordan): https://www.jordanmuseum.jo/en

VIRTUAL TOURS
DIGITAL LIBRARIES

Archive.org (Many old references): https://archive.org/
Core (a collection of open access research papers): https://core.ac.uk/
HathiTrust (a huge collection of titles with partnership of academic and research institutions): https://www.hathitrust.org/
Jstor: https://www.jstor.org/
Library Genesis (a huge collection of books, including for archaeology): http://libgen.li/
Persée: https://www.persee.fr/
Scihub (searching and downloading papers from doi): https://sci-hub.se/

DIGITALIZED ARCHIVES

Arachne (Archives of the German Archaeological Institute): https://arachne.dainst.org/
Archives ouvertes de l’Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo): https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/IFPO/
Afghanistan Digital Library (New York University) (Afghan publications from the period 1871–1930) : http://afghanistandl.nyu.edu/index.html
The Rare Books and Special Collections Digital Library (American University in Cairo) (Arts, culture, and society in Egypt and the Middle-East) : http://digitalcollections.aucegypt.edu/digital/

GIS, MAPS AND SATELLITE

GIS

Ancient Near Eastern Landscapes Dataverse : https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataverse/ancientlandscapes
Ancient Locations (a huge collection of data exportable): http://www.ancientlocations.net/
Atlas des Sites du Proche-Orient ASPRO (Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée, Lyon): https://web.archive.org/web/20110724201049/http://www.mom.fr/Aspro/login.jsp
Geographic Data for Ancient Near Eastern Archaeological Sites (mostly Syria & Irak) (Uppsala Universitet, Department of Linguistics and Philology): https://www.lingfil.uu.se/research/assyriology/earth/
Atlas of the Holy Land (Levant) : https://daahl.ucsd.edu/DAAHL/DaahlGESearch.php#s1
CAMEL Project (Anatolia): https://oi.uchicago.edu/research/camel/anatolian-atlas
Archaeological Settlements of Turkey (TAY): http://tayproject.org/enghome.html
Hittite Monuments (Turkey): https://www.hittitemonuments.com/?fbclid=IwAR3nGL6LcY2NM0ll8IYho02E-PlVy-8TS4lgdvwpH-TZv-UJTXP2Q6j-2uw
The Gaia Lab JADIS TimeMap Application (Jordan): https://web.archive.org/web/20081005151735/http:/gaialab.asu.edu/home/JadisTM.html
EblaChora Project GIS (Ebla Region, Syria): https://www.orientlab.net/eblachora/map/
Mosul Dam Reservoir Survey, 1980 (Irak) : https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataset.xhtml?persistentId=doi:10.7910/DVN/DPNEXP
The West Bank and East Jerusalem Searchable (Israeli-Palestinian Archaeology Working Group): http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15799coll74

Maps

CartOrient (Cartes & Atlas interactifs): http://cartorient.cnrs.fr/accueil

Satellite

Maxar (DigitalGlobe): https://discover.digitalglobe.com/
U.S. Geological Survey (Declassified US Satellite Imagery) (Registration required): https://www.usgs.gov/
CORONA satellite maps & archaeological sites: https://corona.cast.uark.edu/atlas#zoom=5&center=5077865,2677436

CHRONOLOGY & DATINGS

ARCANE Project (focused on the 3rd millennium BCE): http://www.arcane.uni-tuebingen.de/
14C Near Eastern Radiocarbon Context Database (Cologne, Germany): http://context-database.uni-koeln.de/

DATABASES

Near-Eastern Sites providing cuneiform resources (Microsoft Excel): https://www.lingfil.uu.se/digitalAssets/557/c_557094-l_1-k_csi_v_0_1_csv.csv
Open Context: https://opencontext.org/

OTHER WEBSITES GATHERING ONLINE RESOURCES

Ancient World Online (AWOL) (Blogpost providing many open-access publications relating to ancient world studies): https://ancientworldonline.blogspot.com/
Electronic Tools and Ancient Near East Archives (ETANA): http://www.etana.org/home
University of Cambridge – Department of Archaeology. Online Resources for Mesopotamia: https://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/about-us/mesopotamia/online-resources-for-mesopotamia

INFORMATION ON SOME ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES AND REGIONS (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

Turkey

Turkish Archaeological News: https://turkisharchaeonews.net/
Catal Hoyuk: http://www.catalhoyuk.com/
Kerkenes: http://www.kerkenes.metu.edu.tr/

Israel

Index of Archaeological sites in Israel (Government Source): https://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/israelexperience/history/pages/cumulative%20table%20of%20contents%20-%20archeological%20sites.aspx

Palestine

Tell Qilah: https://archeologie.culture.fr/fr/a-propos/tell-qilah; https://www.facebook.com/projetkeila

Syria

Monuments of Syria: http://monumentsofsyria.com/
Dja’de el-Mughara: https://archeologie.culture.fr/proche-orient/fr/a-propos/village-dja-el-mughara
Ebla (Tell Mardikh): http://www.ebla.it/eindex.html
Mari (Tell Hariri): https://archeologie.culture.fr/mari/fr
Qatna (Mishrifeh): http://www.qatna.org/en-index.html
Tell Acharneh: http://www.acharneh.hst.ulaval.ca/francais/cadreInter.html
Tell Arbid: http://www.tellarbid.uw.edu.pl/
Tell Beydar (Nabada): http://www.beydar.org/

Irak

Amyan (Irakian Kurdistan): https://archeologie.culture.fr/proche-orient/fr/a-propos/amyan
Babylone: https://archeologie.culture.fr/babylone/fr
Khorsabad (Dur Sharrukin): https://archeologie.culture.fr/khorsabad/fr
Nimrud (Kalkhu): https://archeologie.culture.fr/nimrud/fr
Ur (Ur-Online Project): http://www.ur-online.org/

Iran

Bibliographia Iranica: https://www.iranicaonline.org/
Encyclopedia Iranica: https://www.biblioiranica.info/
UCLA Archaeological Gazetteer of Iran: https://irangazetteer.humspace.ucla.edu/
The Achemenet Project (Resources on the Achaemenid Empire and the Hellenistic period) : http://www.achemenet.com/fr/
The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies (CAIS): http://www.cais-soas.com/index.htm
Bam & Tell-e Atashi. Mission Archéologique Franco-Iranienne en Iran du Sud-Est (MAFISE): https://archeologie.culture.fr/proche-orient/fr/a-propos/bam

Arabian Peninsula

Centre Français de Recherche de la Péninsule Arabique (CEFAS): https://cefas.cnrs.fr/
Recherches archéologiques franco-koweïtiennes de l’île de Failaka (Kuwait): https://mafkf.hypotheses.org/tag/koweit
Bat (Sultanate of Oman): https://www.batarchaeologicalproject.com/

ANCIENT TEXTS & EPIGRAPHY

General

Semitic Roots Repository: http://www.semiticroots.net/index.php?r=site/index
Classical texts : http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/

Cuneiform

Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI): https://cdli.ucla.edu/
CDLI Collections websites: https://cdli.ox.ac.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=cuneiform_tablet_collections
The Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus (ORACC): http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/
The Cuneiform Commentaries Project (CCP) (Edits Babylonian and Assyrian commentaries) (Yale University, USA): https://ccp.yale.edu/
Middle Euphrates Digital Archives: http://virgo.unive.it/emaronline/cgi-bin/index.cgi
Late Babylonian Signs (LaBaSi) (Online cuneiform sign list of the Late Babylonian period): https://labasi.acdh.oeaw.ac.at/
CuneifyPlus (converts texts to cuneiforms and Microsoft Word fonts): http://cuneifyplus.arch.cam.ac.uk/cuneify
Virtual Cuneiform Tablet Reconstruction Project: https://virtualcuneiform.org/index.html
Ebla (Tell Mardikh) texts: http://ebda.cnr.it/
Emar (Tell Meskene) texts: https://www.hethport.uni-wuerzburg.de/emarkonk/index.html

Akkadian

Supplement to Akkadian Dictionaries (eSAD): https://altorient.gko.uni-leipzig.de/etymd.html
Source of Early Akkadian Literature (SEAL): https://seal.huji.ac.il/
Archival Texts of the Assyrian Empire (ATAE): http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/atae/corpus
State Archives of Assyria Online (SAAo): http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/saao/
The Codex Hammurapi (Hammurabi) (Transliterated by Walter Sommerfeld): https://www.uni-marburg.de/cnms/forschung/dnms/apps/ast/ob
Dictionnaire français/anglais-akkadien de l’Association Assyrophile de France: http://www.assyrianlanguages.org/akkadian/index_fr.php
Late Old Babylonian Personal Names Index (LOB-PNI): https://oi.uchicago.edu/research/projects/late-old-babylonian-personal-names-index-lob-pni
Archibab (Babylonian Archives, 20e-17e centuries BCE): http://www.archibab.fr/4DCGI/recherche1.htm
Prosobab (Prosopography of Babylonia between 620-330 BCE) (ERC project Babylonia & Persia, University of Leiden): https://prosobab.leidenuniv.nl/

Sumerian

The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Royal Inscriptions (ETCSRI): http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/etcsri/introduction/index.html
Electronic Textual Corpus of Sumerian Literature: https://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/
Electronic Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary (ePSD): http://psd.museum.upenn.edu/nepsd-frame.html
Database of Neo-Sumerian texts: http://bdtns.filol.csic.es/index.php?p=home
Walter Sommerfeld’s Sumerian Glossary: https://www.uni-marburg.de/cnms/forschung/dnms/apps/sgi
Lexique sumérien-français (Pascal Attinger): https://zenodo.org/record/2585683#.YH1M6-gzZPZ

Old Anatolian & Armenian languages

University of Mainz Hittitology portal: https://www.hethport.uni-wuerzburg.de/HPM/index.php
Hittite Personal Names repertory: https://cuneiform.neocities.org/laman/finder.html
Catalog der Texte der Hethiter (CTH): https://www.hethport.uni-wuerzburg.de/CTH/
Winfred P. Lehmann & Jonathan Slocum (The University of Texas at Austin) Hittite classes: https://lrc.la.utexas.edu/eieol/hitol/00
Annotated Corpus of Luwian Texts (ACLT): http://web-corpora.net/LuwianCorpus/search/
Electronic Corpus of Urartian Texts (eCUT) Project: http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ecut/pager/

Old Iranian languages

Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project (CAL): http://cal.huc.edu/
David Taylor (Oriental Institute, Oxford) Aramaic classes: http://arshama.classics.ox.ac.uk/aramaic/index.html
Scott L. Harvey & Jonathan Slocum (The University of Texas at Austin) Old Iranian classes: https://lrc.la.utexas.edu/eieol/aveol
P. Oktor Skjærvø (Harvard University) Old Avestan classes: https://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~iranian/OldAvestan/index.html
P. Oktor Skjærvø (Harvard University) Young Avestan classes: https://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~iranian/Avesta/index.html
P. Oktor Skjærvø (Harvard University) Old Persian classes: https://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~iranian/OldPersian/index.html
Avesta (Collection of Zoroastrian texts): http://www.avesta.org/#zscript
Avestan Digital Archive (Freie Universität Berlin): https://ada.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/
Parthian Sources Online: http://parthiansources.com/
TITUS (Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text und Sprachmaterialien): http://titus.uni-frankfurt.de/indexf.htm

Arabian Peninsula

Digital Archive for the Study of pre-Islamic Arabian Inscriptions (DASI) (Include OCIANA North Arabian, South Arabian, Aramaic, and Nabataean texts) : http://dasi.cnr.it/

Glyptic

Mesopotamian seals: https://cdli.ucla.edu/projects/seals/seals.html
The Morgan Library & Museum Seals & Tablets: https://www.themorgan.org/taxonomy/term/40?id=Seals

TEACHING TOOLS

Ancient Mesopotamia: This History, Our History (Oriental Institute Museum): http://mesopotamia.lib.uchicago.edu/
Digital Syria https://digitalsyria.org.uk/
Ducksters (Section Ancient Mesopotamia): https://www.ducksters.com/history/mesopotamia/ancient_mesopotamia.php
Esagil Games (Marie-F. Besnier teaching tools about Ancient Mesopotamia): https://esagil.co.uk/
National Geographic Education Resources: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/
Social Studies Online Resources (Section Mesopotamia): https://sites.google.com/logan.k12.nj.us/socialstudiesonlineresources/6th-grade/mesopotamia

A SELECTION OF INSTITUTIONS & LABORATORIES PROVIDING USEFUL RESOURCES

American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT): http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/
British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara: https://biaa.ac.uk/
Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (Koç University): https://anamed.ku.edu.tr/en/
Turkish Ministry of Culture: https://www.ktb.gov.tr/
The American Center of Oriental Research: https://acorjordan.org/
The Oriental Department of the German Archaeological Institute: https://www.dainst.org/standort/-/organization-display/ZI9STUj61zKB/14586
Archéorient, Environnements et Sociétés de l’Orient Ancien (Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée, Lyon): https://archeorient.hypotheses.org/

LINKS TO OTHER ASSOCIATIONS

Routes de l’Orient: https://rdorient.hypotheses.org/
The American Society of Overseas Research (ASOR): https://www.asor.org/about-asor/