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May 21, 2018



An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 87 A4 Kizari


An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 56 E4 Laris(s)a?

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Open Access Journal: IpoTESI di Preistoria

 [First posted in AWOL 4 November 2010. Updated 21 May 2018]

IpoTESI di Preistoria
ISSN 1974-7985
The main objective of the journal is to spread to the scientific world the results of recent researches and studies concerning Italian prehistory and protohistory, in order to bring out knowledge and information on issues and contexts of the most remote ages of history. The digital format publication allows to draw attention to those contributions which are often waiting for suitable editorial spaces, due to their peculiar wealth of data and documentation. The journal aims to become an a platform for data-sharing and discussions on the analysis and interpretations of prehistoric contexts, research methods, and economic and social transformations of prehistory.

La rivista intende divulgare al mondo scientifico i risultati di recenti ricerche e studi di preistoria e protostoria italiana, in modo da far emergere il patrimonio di conoscenze sui contesti e sulle problematiche delle fasi più remote della storia. La pubblicazione in formato digitale permette di rendere noti quei contributi che rimangono spesso in attesa di trovare adeguati spazi editoriali, proprio per le caratteristiche di ricchezza e abbondanza di dati e di documentazione. La rivista punta inoltre a diventare uno spazio di confronto e di dibattito sulle analisi e interpretazioni dei contesti preistorici, sui metodi di ricerca e sulle trasformazioni economiche e sociali della preistoria.




An ancient city of Campania destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79, Pompeii was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

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Sardis Publications from the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis Project

Sardis Publications from the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis Project

Open Access Journal: Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament

[First posted in AWOL 5 December 2012, updated 20 May 2018]

Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament
ISSN: 2169-0685
Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament (JESOT) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the academic and evangelical study of the Old Testament. The journal seeks to fill a need in academia by providing a venue for high-level scholarship on the Old Testament from an evangelical standpoint. The journal is not affiliated with any particular academic institution, and with an international editorial board, online format, and multi-language submissions, JESOT cultivates and promotes Old Testament scholarship in the evangelical global community. The journal differs from many evangelical journals in that it seeks to publish current academic research in the areas of ancient Near Eastern backgrounds, Dead Sea Scrolls, Rabbinics, Linguistics, Septuagint, Research Methodology, Literary Analysis, Exegesis, Text Criticism, and Theology as they pertain only to the Old Testament. The journal will be freely available to the scholarly community and will be published bi-annually online. Hard copies will be produced by request. JESOT also includes up-to-date book reviews on various academic studies of the Old Testament.

Open Access Journal: Vicino Oriente

[First posted 7/26/09,   Update 21 May 2018]

Vicino Oriente
ISSN: 0393-0300 
Vicino Oriente is the journal of the Sezione di Orientalistica (Section of Oriental Studies) of the Department of Sciences of Antiquity of Rome “La Sapienza” University. 
VO is published yearly and deals with Near and Middle Eastern Archaeology, History, Epigraphy, extending its view on the whole Mediterranean with the study of Phoenician and Punic documents. 
Purposes of the journal are: to host preliminary reports of excavations currently carried on by the Department in the Near and Middle East, Egypt and the Mediterranean; to report about and update the status of research projects in progress; to introduce PhD projects currently undergoing in the Department.
The journal publishes contributions of historical, archaeological, artistic, philological, philosophical, and religious disciplines in ancient Mediterranean, Asia, and Africa. Papers submitted to the Editorial Board are, of course, selected by the members of the Scientific Committee, all scholars of the Section of Oriental Studies of Department of Sciences of Antiquities at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.
Current Issue


A. Catastini - Ricordo di Giovanni Garbini (1931-2017)

Nigro - D. Montanari - A. Guari - M. Tamburrini - P. Izzo - M. Ghayyada - I. Titi - J. Yasine - New archaeological features in Bethlehem (Palestine): the Italian-Palestinian rescue season of 2016

J. Bogdani - The archaeological atlas of Coptic literature. A question of method

V. Pisaniello - Hittite (ninda) kaz(za)mi(t)-

A.L. Corsi - A brief note on the Early Abbasid stucco decoration.
Madinat al-Far and the first Friday Mosque of Isfahan

F. Duva - New perspectives on the first Abbasid Masjid-i Jumʿa of Iṣfahān

V. Laviola - Three Islamic inkwells from Ghazni excavation

R. Giunta - Tombeaux et inscriptions funéraires de Ghazni (Afghanistan).
Quelques documents inédits Du XIe-XIIIe siècle

M.V. Fontana - Qalʿa-Iṣṭakhr and the Si Gunbadān

L. Colliva - G. Terribili - A forgotten Sasanian sculpture. The fifth bust of Narseh from the monument of Paikuli

M. Di Cesare - A note on an Umayyad carved ivory plaque kept at the Walters Art Gallery

A. Santi - The role of Madīna in the emergence of the Mosque-Dār al-Imāra combination: a preliminary note

L. Nigro - D. Montanari - M. Ghayyada - J. Yasine - The el-Atan Tomb: an Early Bronze IVB female burial in the heart of Palestine

V. Laviola - Unpublished Islamic bronze cauldrons from private collections: two early and one very late specimens

D. Montanari - Bollettino delle attività del Museo del Vicino Oriente, Egitto e Mediterraneo della Sapienza, anno 2017

A. Ten - Roma, il culto di Iside e Serapide in Campo Marzio: alcuni aggiornamenti

F. Spagnoli - Una brocchetta con protome d'ariete dall'Area Sacra del Kothon a Mozia

R. Francia - Gli avverbi di luogo ittiti in -an: forme di nominativo accusativo neutro singolare?

A. Carfì - Early Islamic models of urban and rural settlements in the South Bilād al-Shām

M.V. Fontana - A brief note on the Yemenite chahār tāq mausoleums. The case of Barāqish
Scavi e Ricerche
L. Nigro - R. Gharib - Jamaan at the pass of Bi'rein: an Iron Age IIB-C Ammonite stronghold in central Jordan

M.V. Fontana - A.A. Asadi - M. Rugiadi - A.C. Felici - A. Fusaro - Estakhr Project - third preliminary report of the joint Mission of the Iranian Center for Archaeological Research, the Parsa-Pasargadae Research Foundation and the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Museo del Vicino Oriente, Egitto e Mediterraneo
E. Pomar - Save Palmyra. La distruzione del patrimonio archeologico nel Vicino Oriente. Perché e come ricostruire

D. Montanari - Bollettino delle attività del Museo del Vicino Oriente, Egitto e Mediterraneo della Sapienza, anno 2016

L. Nigro - Bethlehem in the Bronze and Iron Ages in the light of recent discoveries by the Palestinian MOTA-DACH

V. Pisaniello - Parallel passages among Hittite-Luwian rituals: for the restoration of KUB 35.146

F. Spagnoli - Una testa di sileno in bronzo da Mozia

N. Chiarenza - Una matrice per terrecotte con sileno dall'Area sacra del Kothon a Mozia

G. Labisi - al-Fudayn: an Umayyad residence in Northern Jordan

P. Buzi - Early Christianity in the Fayyūm: the new contribution of archaeology

I. Materia - Preliminary notes on the ware depicted on the ceiling of the Cappella Palatina in Palermo

S. Autiero - Indian Ocean trade: a reassessment of the pottery finds from a multidisciplinary point of view (3rd Century BC-5th century AD)

M.M. Jamhawi - N. Al-Shakarchi - I. Al-Hashimi - Assessment of tourists' satisfaction in the downtown of Amman
Scavi e Ricerche
L. Nigro - C. Fiaccavento - M. Jaradat - J. Yasine - Archaeology from A to Z: Abu Zarad, an ancient town in the heartland of Palestine

L. Nigro - D. Montanari - M. Ghayyada - J. Yasine - Khalet al-Jam'a. A Middle Bronze and Iron Age necropolis near Bethlehem (Palestine)

L. Nigro - G. Ripepi - I. Hamdan - J. Yasine - The Jericho Oasis Archaeological Park - 2015 Interim Report. Italian-Palestinian Cooperation for protection and valorization of archaeological heritage

R. Francia - L'archivio di tavolette del complesso B-C-H di Büyükkale e l'organizzazione degli archivi reali ittiti. Considerazioni preliminari

V. Pisaniello - La collezione di tavolette del complesso B-C-H di Büyükkale

T. De Vincenzi - L'archivio di tavolette del complesso B-C-H sull'acropoli di Büyükkale
Museo del Vicino Oriente, Egitto e Mediterraneo
L. Nigro - Il nuovo allestimento del Museo del Vicino Oriente, Egitto e Mediterraneo della Sapienza

D. Montanari - Bollettino delle attività del Museo del Vicino Oriente, Egitto e Mediterraneo della Sapienza, anno 2015
A. Orsingher - E. PAPPA (2013), Early Iron Age Exchange in the West: Phoenicians in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic (Ancient Near Eastern Studies Supplement Series 43), Leuven - Paris - Walpole 2013, MA.: Peeters

L. Nigro - Editoriale
M. Jafari-Dehaghi - Čahār zahagān in Middle Persian literature

S. Seminara - Beyond the words. Some considerations about the word "to translate" in Sumerian

R. Francia - Gli Ittiti e la loro riscoperta nella Turchia repubblicana

K. Rashid Rahim - C.G. Cereti - L. Colliva - A. Fusaro - C. Insom - G. Labisi - S. Mancini - J. Bogdani - M. Galuppi - G. Terribili - MAIKI, Missione Archeologica Italiana nel Kurdistan Iracheno: la carta archeologica dell'area di Paikuli, obiettivi e metodologie applicate

L. Nigro - The Copper Route and the Egyptian connection in 3rd millennium BC Jordan seen from the caravan city of Khirbet al-Batrawy

M. Sala - EB II-III aegyptiaca east of the Jordan: a reevaluation of trade and cultural interactions between Egypt and Transjordanian urban centres

C. Fiaccavento - Two EB III Red Polished jugs from Palace B in Khirbet al-Batrawy and jugs with Reserved Alternate-Hatching Decoration (RAHD) from Palestine and Transjordan

D. Montanari - An EB IV dagger from Tell es-Sultan/Jericho

F. Spagnoli - Una brocchetta dipinta dal Tempio di Astarte nell'Area sacra del Kothon a Mozia

B. D'Andrea - Nuove stele dal Tofet di Mozia

A. Orsingher - Listen and protect: reconsidering the grinning masks after a recent find from Motya

P. Gignoux - Souvenirs d'un grand savant: Gherardo Gnoli (1937-2012)

N.N.Z. Chegini - M.V. Fontana - A. Asadi - M. Rugiadi - A.M. Jaia - A. Blanco - L. Ebanista - V. Cipollari Estakhr Project - second preliminary report of the joint Mission of the Iranian Center for Archaeological Research, the Parsa-Pasargadae Research Foundation and the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

A. Asadi - S.M. Mousavi Kouhpar - J. Neyestani - A. Hojabri-Nobari - Sasanian and Early Islamic settlement patterns north of the Persian Gulf

L. Nigro - Before the Greeks: the earliest Phoenician settlement in Motya - recent discoveries by Rome «La Sapienza» Expedition

C. Fiaccavento - Potters' wheels from Khirbet al-Batrawy: a reconsideration of social contexts

D. Montanari - A copper javelin head in the UCL Palestinian Collection

A. Massafra - A group of metal weapons from Tell el-'Ajjul in the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow

A. Campus - Costruire memoria e tradizione: il tofet

F. Spagnoli - Demetra a Mozia: evidenze dall'area sacra del Kothon nel V secolo a.C.

R. Francia - Lo stile 'poetico' delle historiolae ittite

V. Pisaniello - Il sumerogramma IR nei testi ittiti

D. Montanari - Copper axes and double-apses buildings: investigating EB I social interrelations

P. Sferrazza - Cattivi presagi: analisi della raffigurazione della Stanza 132 del Palazzo Reale di Mari

I. Melandri - A new reconstruction of the anklets of Princess Khnumit

G. Ripepi - Gli edifici su podio in Palestina durante l'Età del Ferro II

F. Spagnoli - Un altare bruciaprofumi punico dalla "Casa del sacello domestico" a Mozia

M. Guirguis - Monte Sirai 2005-2010. Bilanci e prospettive

V. Tusa - Le armi dei corredi tombali della necropoli arcaica di Mozia

M.C. Benvenuto - F. Pompeo - Il sincretismo di genitivo e dativo in persiano antico

M.V. Fontana - S.M. Mireskandari - M. Rugiadi - A. Asadi - A.M. Jaia - A. Blanco - L. Colliva - Estakhr Project - first preliminary report of the joint Mission of the Iranian Center for Archaeological Research, the Parsa-Pasargadae Research Foundation and the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

C.G. Cereti - L. Colliva - M.V. Fontana - G. Terribili - J. Bogdani - A. Bizzarro - A. Tilia - S.S. Tilia - From flint to silicon, modern technologies applied to the understanding of history. The Italian Archaeological Mission in Iraqi Kurdistan

M. Rugiadi - Il complesso di ricevimento del palazzo ayyubide a Shawbak

L. Nigro - An EB IIIB (2500-2300 BC) gemstones necklace from the Palace of the Copper Axes at Khirbet al-Batrawy, Jordan

A. Caltabiano - Temples et sanctuaires urbains du littoral syrien à l'âge du Fer: continuité et transformation culturelles

M. Sala - Egyptian and Egyptianizing objects from EB I-III Tell es-Sultan/ancient Jericho

F. Spagnoli - Un'anforetta dipinta dalla Tomba T.177 di Mozia

M. Sala - Sanctuaries, Temples and Cult Places in Early Bronze I Southern Levant

D. Montanari - Sei lance rituali in metallo del Bronzo Antico I (3400-3000 a.C.) dal Levante meridionale

L. Romano - La stele del simposio?

S. Lanna - Land-management and food-production in early Egypt (Dynasties 0-2)

S. Paradiso - La brocca RS 24.440 da Ugarit: rappresentazione di una scena di offerta

G. Pagliari - Ancient Egyptian Palace: The Tripartite Plan of Audience System

M.G. Amadasi Guzzo - On the Beginnings of the Punic Scripts

B. D’Andrea - S. Giardino - “Il tofet: dove e perché”: alle origini dell’identità fenicia

L. Sist - Preliminary notes on two royal buildings discovered in Napata

A. Colazilli - Il pianto nell’antico Egitto

A. D’Aleo - Il mito di Butes: un caso paradigmatico di “sincretismo”?

S. Della Ricca - I. Della Ricca - Quale sanità nel Vicino Oriente urbanizzato?

V. Messina - J. Mehr Kian - Ricognizione dei rilievi partici d’Elimaide. La piana di Izeh- Malamir

M. Rugiadi - The Emergence of Siliceous-paste in Iran in the Last Quarter of the 11th century and Related Issues. The Dated Assemblage from the Southern Domed Hall of the Great Mosque of Isfahan

I. Melandri - Nuove considerazioni su una statua da Qaw el-Kebir al Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino

D. Nadali - Eph‘al, I.,The City Besieged. Siege and Its Manifestations in the Ancient Near East, Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 36, Brill Ed., Leiden - Boston 2009

D. Nadali - Curtis, J.E. - Tallis, N (eds.), The Balawat Gates of Ashurnasirpal II, The British Museum Press, London 2008

A. Vacca - Rappresentazioni di edifici sacri nella glittica dei periodi di Uruk, Jemdet Nasr e Protodinastico I

L. Romano - La corona del dio. Nota sull’iconografia divina nel Protodinastico

M. Sala - Il Temple en L a Biblo

M. D’Andrea - Trickle Painted Ware: an Early Bronze IV Specialized Pottery Production in Palestine and Transjordan

A. Iob - Forme, colori, funzione dei collari usekh: confronto tra immagine e modello reale

D. Nadali - La Stele di Daduša come documento storico dell’età paleobabilonese. Immagini e iscrizione a confronto

L. Peyronel - Guerre e alleanze in epoca paleobabilonese: il peso di Inibšina, figlia di Daduša di Ešnunna

G. Pedrucci - Kubaba: presenze anatoliche e antecedenti siriani

S. Festuccia - Le forme da fusione della Città Bassa Settentrionale di Tell Mardikh-Ebla

L. Mori - Osservazioni sulla tipologia delle strade dai testi di Emar

A. Vallorani - Bâtiment III: il palazzo neosiriano di Hama

M.G. Amadasi Guzzo - J.-Á. Zamora Lopez - Un ostracon phénicien de Tavira (Portugal)

M. L’Erario - Un Osco a Solunto. Una nota sul cosiddetto «oscillum» di Solunto

M.G. Amadasi Guzzo - Su due dediche neopuniche da Henchir Ghayadha

F. Bron - L’inscription néo-punique de Cherchell, NP 130

D. Piacentini - Una bilingue greco-palmirena dal Negev: una nuova interpretazione

L. Nigro - L’unzione del re? nota su un passabriglie protodinastico al Museo del Louvre

L. Romano - Recensione al volume: Margueron, J.-Cl., Mari. Métropole de l’Euphrate au IIIe et au debut du IIe millénaire av. J.-C., Paris 2004


L. Romano - La Stele degli Avvoltoi: una rilettura critica

L. Nigro - Alle origini della prima urbanizzazione palestinese. Il caso dell’Edificio 7102 di Tell el-‘Areini

M. Sala - Prodromi della prima urbanizzazione palestinese ai confini del deserto basaltico siro-giordano: l’insediamento fortificato del Bronzo Antico I (3400-3200 a.C.) a Jawa

G. Spreafico - La formulazione architettonica e spaziale dell’area sacra nell’edilizia templare del Ferro I in Palestina

R. Francia - Osservazioni sulle strategie linguistiche e stilistiche nelle lettere ittite

G. Capriotti Vittozzi - Rivisitando la tomba di Petosiri: note su alcuni aspetti iconografici

A. Orsingher - Bruciaprofumi lotiformi: una produzione fenicia 115

F. Susanna - Templi punici o di matrice punica con cripta o con strutture sotterranee in Nord Africa

N. Chiarenza - Una nota su un altare a tre betili da Selinunte

M.G. Amadasi Guzzo - Une lamelle magique à inscription phénicienne

C. Greco - Recensione al volume Mozia - XI


M. Liverani - La scoperta del mattone. Muri e archivi nell’archeologia mesopotamica

A. Archi - The “lords”, lugal-lugal, of Ebla: a prosopographic study

M.G. Biga - Wet-nurses at Ebla: a prosopographic study

M. Ramazzotti - Appunti sulla semiotica delle relazioni stratigrafiche di Gerico neolitica

N. Marchetti - A Middle Bronze I ritual deposit from the ‘Amuq Plain: note on the dating and the significance on the metal anthropomorphic figurines from Tell Judaidah

E. Ascalone - Interpretazione stratigrafica e proposta di periodizzazione della città di Susa. Studio comparativo degli scavi effettuati e analisi storica dell’abitato tra la fine del IV e l’inizio del III millennio a.C.

L. Peyronel - Sigilli harappani e dilmuniti dalla Mesopotamia e dalla Susiana. Note sul commercio nel golfo Arabo-Persico tra III e II millennio a.C.

L. Nigro - L’assedio di Bīt Bunakki da Ninive ai Musei Vaticani. La sua collocazione originaria nel Palazzo Nord di Assurbanipal e gli scavi di Giovanni Bennhi

R. Bertolino - I corpora delle iscrizioni semitiche di Hatra, Palmira e Dura-Europos: un bilancio

P. Grossmann - Zur Rekonstruktion der Südkirche von Antinoopolis

M. Ramazzotti - Un’ipotesi di proposta interpretativa: l’architettura domestica in Egitto come indice del cambiamento nella struttura socio-economica


A. Amenta - Aspetti culturali dal tempio di Tod

A. Bongioanni - Tradizioni sciamaniche nel manto “stellato” sacerdotale: il caso di Anen e Tutankhamon

R. Buongarzone - Una nuova versione del Libro della Terra

G. Capriotti Vittozzi - Una statua di sovrana al Museo Egizio di Torino: la tradizione del Nuovo Regno nell’iconografia della regine tolemaiche

E.M. Ciampini - I percorsi misteriosi di Rosetau

S. Demichelis - Papiri calendariali al Museo Egizio di Torino

P. Gallo - Una nuova statua del re Nekhthorheb sotto forma di falco da Pharbeithos

E. Fiore Marochetti - Un frammento di iscrizione proveniente dalla grande “Mastaba du Nord” a el-Lisht

V. Massa - I giuramenti demotici di Pathyris nel Museo Egizio di Torino

A. Piccato - Percezione della storia, narrazione degli eventi e storiografia dell’Egitto del III e del II millennio a.C. Alcune brevi osservazioni

P. Romeo - Stele di Qadesh e stele di Horus


M. Krebernik - Neue Beschwörungen aus Ebla

A. Archi - Bulle e cretule iscritte da Ebla

A. Archi - Eblaita: paš–šu “colui che è addetto all’unzione; sacerdote purificatore; cameriere al servizio di una persona”

L De Urioste Sanchez - Aspetti della circolazione di metalli preziosi ad Ebla: catene di distribuzione e restituzione parziale

M. Bonechi - ARET I 2 + ARET IV 23

A. Enea - Per una rilettura delle abitazioni palestinesi a pianta curvilinea del Bronzo Antico I

N. Marchetti - L’aquila Anzu: nota su alcuni amuleti mesopotamici

L. Nigro - Dieci asce protodinastiche dal Luristan della Collezione Lorenzo Vannini

F. Venturi - Una ‘fiasca del pellegrino’ da Tell Afis. L'evoluzione dei ‘Pilgrim Flasks’ cananaici nel passaggio tra Bronzo Tardo e Ferro I

S. Di Paolo - Gli avori di Megiddo: un esempio di arte siriana?

R. Francia - Il pronome possessivo enclitico in antico ittita: alcune riflessioni

A. Roccati - La datazione di opere letterarie egizie

E.M. Ciampini - Testi funerari del Medio Regno in contesto “anomalo”: il caso di formule su stele

E. Mitchell- Redazione preliminare della carta archeologica del Jebel Barkal

A. Ciasca, R. Di Salvo, M. Castellino, C. Di Patti - Saggio preliminare sugli incinerati del Tofet di Mozia



S. Donadoni - La situazione archeologica

L Sist - Le figurazioni della Tomba TT 27

A. Roccati - Reminiscenze delle Tombe di Asiut nel monumento di Sheshonq

F. Tiradritti - Il capitolo 146w del Libro dei Morti

G. Rosati - Il Libro dei Morti sui pilastri orientali della corte

S. Bosticco - I ritrovamenti

B. Moiso - Conservazione del monumento e ripristino architettonico



M.G. Biga - Osservazioni sui criteri di redazione dei testi di Ebla: TM. 75. G.1730 e i testi del rituale per il re e la regina

F. Pomponio - Abba-kalla di Puzriš-Dagan

G. Wilhelm - Zum eblaitischen Gott Kura

C. Zaccagnini - Ceremonial Transfers of Real Estate at Emar and Elsewhere

L. Sist - Un frammento di statua da Crocodilopoli

F. Tiradritti - Stele di Amanitore e Arikankharor dal «Palazzo di Natakamani» al Gebel Barkal

M. Salvini. - Note sulle tavolette di Bastam

G. Falsone - Nuove coppe metalliche di fattura orientale

A. Ciasca - Mozia: sguardo d'insieme sul tofet

N. Marchetti - L'iscrizione della cappella rupestre di En-Numêr a Petra e la paleografia nabatea

A. Alberti - Nihil sub sole novum. Osservazioni a margine di MEE 10

A. Archi - Integrazioni alla prosopografia dei «danzatori», ne-di, di Ebla

E. Badalì - La festa di primavera AN. TAÐ.ŠUM: contributi su alcuni aspetti del culto ittito

L. Innocente - Stato delle ricerche sul cario

F. Israel - Note di onomastica semitica 6: l’apporto della glittica all’onomastica aramaica

Addendum to: D. Schmandt-Besserat: Tokens as Funerary Offerings, VO 7, pp. 3-9



A. Archi - F. Pomponio - Tavolette economiche neo-sumeriche dell’Università Pontificia Salesiana

May 20, 2018


Tomb of Eumachia

A monumental exedra-type tomb built at the Porta Nocera between ca. A.D 1-30 that served as the tomb for the family of Eumachia.

OSM location of Tomb of Eumachia

Representative location of Tomb of Eumachia based on OpenStreetMap.

Ancient World Online (AWOL)

Open Access Journal: Verbum: Analecta Neolatina

[First posted on AWOL 30 March 2010, updated 20 May 2018]

Verbum: Analecta Neolatina
ISSN: (paper) 1585-079X
ISSN: (online) 1588-4309
A Verbum célja, hogy a közép- és újkori latin, valamint az újlatin irodalmak, nyelvek és kultúrák területén végzett kutatások számára fórumot biztosítson, különös tekintettel a Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetemen és a vele együttműködő intézményekben elért eredmények bemutatására.

The journal provides a forum for New Latin and Romance arts, literature and linguistics, presenting mainly the results of research carried out at Pázmány Péter Catholic University (Hungary) and other institutions collaborating with it.

    May 19, 2018

    Ancient World Online (AWOL)

    From the Archivist's Notebook: Essays Inspired by Archival Research in Athens Greece

    From the Archivist's Notebook: Essays Inspired by Archival Research in Athens Greece
    “Writing is the only thing that when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.”‬ –Gloria Steinem 

    My name is Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan – archivist, archaeologist, historian, wife and mother. These are pages from my notebook.

    I studied Classical Archaeology in Greece (University of Thessaloniki) and the United States (Bryn Mawr College), and have conducted field work in East Crete for many years. Since 1994, I have served the American School of Classical Studies at Athens as head of its archives, from which I draw inspiration for most of my writings in this blog. Together with Jack L. Davis, I recently co-edited a volume titled Philhellenism, Philanthropy, or Political Convenience? American Archaeology in Greece, Hesperia 82:1, Princeton 2013. Jack, Vivian Florou, and I have just published another edited volume, titled Carl W. Blegen: Personal and Archaeological Narratives (Atlanta: Lockwood Press 2015). The book is  available at:
    “From the Archivist’s Notebook” will appear once a month (on the 1st), occasionally twice (then also on the 15th) if there is a guest contribution.

    Here you will also will find essays contributed by guest authors who are involved in similar kinds of archival research: viz., the history of institutions and the role of individual agency in them. These essays will include their musings on books, articles, and exhibition catalogs relevant to their research interests. Until now, guest bloggers Jack Davis, Jacquelyn Clements, Liz Ward Papageorgiou, Vivian Florou, and Curtis Runnels have written on a variety of themes (see Authors).

    Finally, opinions in From the Archivist’s Notebook are those of the authors. Comments are moderated, but publication of a comment does not indicate an endorsement of the opinions expressed.

    ASOR Annual Meeting Programs

    ASOR Annual Meeting Programs

      Future Annual Meetings

      2018: Denver, CO
      2019: San Diego, CA
      2020: Boston, MA

      Past Annual Meetings

      2017: Boston, MA
      Program Book in PDF.
      2016: San Antonio, TX
      Program Book in PDF.
      2015: Atlanta, GA
      Academic Program Schedule in PDF.
      Business Meetings Schedule in PDF.

      2014: San Diego, CA
      Academic Program Schedule in PDF.
      Business Meetings Schedule in PDF.

      2013: Baltimore, MD
      Academic Program Schedule in PDF.
      Business Meetings Schedule in HTML.
      Schedule At-A-Glance in PDF.

      2012: Chicago, IL
      Academic Program Schedule in PDF.
      Business Meetings Schedule in PDF.

      2011: San Francisco, CA
      Academic Program Schedule in PDF.
      Business Meetings Schedule in PDF.

      2010: Atlanta, GA
      Academic Program Schedule in PDF.
      Business Meetings Schedule in PDF.

      2009: New Orleans, LA
      2008: Boston, MA
      2007: San Diego, CA
      2006: Washington, DC
      2005: Philadelphia, PA
      2004: San Antonio, TX
      2003: Atlanta, GA
      2002: Toronto, ON
      2001: Boulder, CO
      2000: Washington, DC (centennial celebration)
      2000: Nashville, TN
      1999: Cambridge, MA
      1998: Orlando, FL
      1997: Napa, CA

        Open Access Journal: Spicae: Cahiers de l'Atelier Vincent de Beauvais

        [First posted in AWOL 19 January 2012, updated 19 May 2018]

        Spicae: Cahiers de l'Atelier Vincent de Beauvais
        ISSN: 2257-6819
        Spicae, Cahiers de l'Atelier Vincent de Beauvais est une revue en ligne destinée à la publication de travaux érudits concernant l’encyclopédisme médiéval et la transmission des connaissances de l’Antiquité vers le Moyen Âge occidental, que ce soit sous forme d'articles de recherche, d'éditions critiques, de dossiers de travail, de listes de manuscrits et de notes spécialisées. La transmission des textes grecs, syriaques et arabes qui ont nourri l'encyclopédisme médiéval via des traductions est bien entendu inclue dans ce champ de recherche ouvert sur l'encyclopédisme latin et vernaculaire sur toute la période médiévale.

        Spicae est ouverte à toute proposition de contribution dans ces domaines et publie notamment les résultats des travaux de l’Atelier Vincent de Beauvais et de ses partenaires ou collaborateurs. Elle est aussi un complément scientifique au projet SOURCENCYME (‘Sources des encyclopédies diévales’) de corpus annoté des encyclopédies médiévales latines.

        De 1979 à 1986, la revue Spicae. Cahiers de l'Atelier Vincent de Beauvais a été publiée sous forme papier. Ces anciens numéros sont maintenant disponibles en versions téléchargeables sur le site web de l'équipe.

        Date de création du site de Spicae en ligne : décembre 2011.

        May 18, 2018

        Ancient World Online (AWOL)

        Special Issue on Digital Heritage Technologies: Applications and Impacts

        Special Issue on Digital Heritage Technologies: Applications and Impacts  
        Posted on 2018-05-18
        The recent "digital turn" in archaeology has spurred methodological advances and new research directions, with wide-ranging impacts at multiple scales. The proliferation of imaging, remote sensing, laser scanning and photogrammetry applications has, at times, outpaced considerations about data archiving, digital epistemologies, and accessibility. This can lead to circumstances in which the creation of digital datasets is privileged over public dissemination or scholarly output – a situation that ultimately undermines the democratization of science. The future of digital heritage in archaeology thus lies in the integration of methodological approaches to digitization with explicit project outcomes targeted at various communities and stakeholders – an approach that might be thought of as “applied digital heritage.” This special issue will publish papers that highlight recent work in the field of digital archaeological heritage, with a focus on documentation, analysis, and dissemination. It is not constrained by geographical setting or time period.  Authors are encouraged to consider topics that include, but are not limited to, the following: Digital techniques in archaeological field and lab research Digital epistemologies and the interpretation of archaeological material Dissemination and public engagement; and The ethics and politics of digital archaeological heritage

        Open Access Journal: The Denver Journal: An Online Review of Current Biblical and Theological Studies

        [First posted in AWOL 22 February 2011. Updated 18 May 2018]

        The Denver Journal: An Online Review of Current Biblical and Theological Studies

        Welcome to Denver Journal. The purpose of the Denver Journal is to establish an online Evangelical review journal of biblical and theological studies edited and produced by the faculty of Denver Seminary for use by alumni and all who are interested in biblical and theological ministry and research.
        Denver Journal is a review journal. It aims to include reviews of all recent and significant books and published media relating to the major fields of biblical and theological studies: Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, Systematic Theology, World Christianity, Pastoral Ministry and Evangelism, Counseling, Philosophy of Religion, Education Ministries and Administration, Homiletics and Speech, and Youth and Family Ministries.
        Denver Journal will include reviews as well as review articles that might include essays on the present state of studies in a field or specific area of that field, annotated bibliographies, extensive reviews of a work of particular significance, and other longer items. The reviews themselves, divided according to the major fields of biblical and theological studies, will normally be 500-800 words in length. An additional section of book notes will include 100-200 word summaries and evaluations of books that are worthy of note but not necessarily deserving a full review in the journal.
        Denver Journal is an Evangelical journal. Its choice of books and reviewers reflects the Evangelical commitment and interests of the seminary.
        The journal is online. All contributions are written and edited electronically.
        You can view past Denver Journals here.

        Current Volume

        Volume 21 - 2018
        Title & Author Article Author(s)
        Old Testament

        Ryan P. O’Dowd. ProverbsCraig L. Blomberg

        New Testament

        Apologetics and Ethics


        Historical Theology



        Open Access Journal: eisodos: Zeitschrift für Antike Literatur und Theorie

        [Firsts posted in AWOL 2 June 2014, updated 18 May 2018]

        eisodos: Zeitschrift für Antike Literatur und Theorie
        ISSN: 2364-4397
        eisodos – Zeitschrift für Antike Literatur und Theorie ist eine peer-reviewed, open-access, online-Zeitschrift für B.A.- und M.A.-Studierende sowie Doktoranden zu Beginn ihrer Promotion. Es werden sowohl Studierende der Klassischen Philologie als auch Studierende der Byzantinistik, des Mittel- und Neulatein, der Allgemeinen & Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft oder einer modernen Literaturwissenschaft eingeladen, Beiträge in deutscher oder englischer Sprache einzusenden.

        Thematischer Schwerpunkt von eisodos sind Fragen der Interpretation von antiker Literatur und des Theorievergleichs. Interpretation von Literatur meint hier gleichberechtigt Studien zu Einzelwerken von Literatur, zu Einzelaspekten in diesen Werken sowie zu Literatur allgemein. Die theoretische Basis für verschiedene Herangehensweisen an Literatur sollen dabei stets auch thematisiert werden.
        eisodos – Journal for Ancient Literature and Theory is a peer-reviewed, online-journal for B.A.- and M.A.-students as well as Ph.D.-Students in the early stages of their Ph.D. Classisicsts, students of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, as well as students of Middle and New Latin, Comparative Literature or any other Literary Studies are invited to submit contributions.

        eisodos has as its focus questions on the interpretation of Ancient literature. The comparison of different literary theories is a further key aspect on which eisodos will welcome submissions. Interpretation here is intended to include both studies on individual works of literature or specific aspects in individual works of literature as well as studies on literature in general. The theoretical framework and approach that forms the basis of any of these interpretations should always be articulated.

        Open Access Journal: Circe de Clásicos y Modernos

         [First posted in AWOL 11 November 2009. Updated 18 May 2018]

        Circe de Clásicos y Modernos
        On-line ISSN 1851-1724 
        ISSN-e: 1514-3333
        Circe de Clásicos y Modernos is an annual publication by the Instituto de Estudios Clásicos of the Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, director Marta Alesso. The journal aims to publish original works on Philology, Philosophy, History, Literature and Classic Tradition, and for these to be accepted by members of the International Review Committee, who referee blind the works sent by the Editorial Committee. The journal’s geographical reach is international. It also publishes reviews of books by Argentinian and foreign authors and news on scientific events in the journal’s specialization.

        Vol.    Number

        Open Access Archaeology Books from Cairn

        Open Access Archaeology Books from Cairn

        L'avenir du passé

        Modernité de l'archéologie
        Jean-Paul Demoule, Bernard Stiegler


        Villes et campagnes
        Michel Kaplan

        Lions, héros, masques

        Les représentations de l'animal chez Homère
        Annie Schnapp-Gourbeillon

        Manuel d'archéologie médiévale et moderne

        Joëlle Burnouf, Danielle Arribet-Deroin, Bruno Desachy, Florence Journot, Anne Nissen-Jaubert

        Manuel d'archéologie

        Méthodes, objets et concepts
        François Djindjian

        Le monde byzantin I

        L'Empire romain d'Orient (330-641)
        Cécile Morrisson

        La mort du souverain

        entre Antiquité et haut Moyen Age
        Brigitte Boissavit-Camus, François Chausson, Hervé Inglebert

        Le Palais sans rival

        Le récit de construction en Assyrie
        Sylvie Lackenbacher

        Les potiers d’Étrurie et leur monde

        Contacts, échanges, transferts
        Laura Ambrosini, Vincent Jolivet

        Le problème de la christianisation du monde antique

        Hervé Inglebert, Sylvain Destephen, Bruno Dumézil

        Le Proche-Orient Asiatique. Tome 1

        Des origines aux invasions des peuples de la mer
        Paul Garelli, Jean-Marie Durand, Hatice Gonnet, Catherine Breniquet

        Pythéas le Grec découvre l’Europe du Nord

        IVe siècle av. J.-C
        Barry Cunliffe

        Rome et l'intégration de l'Empire (44 av. J.-C.-260 ap. J.-C.). Tome 1

        Les structures de l’Empire romain
        François Jacques, John Scheid

        Rome, le prince et la Cité

        Pouvoir impérial et cérémonies publiques (Ier siècle av. - début du IVe siècle apr. J.-C.)
        Stéphane Benoist

        Théorie et pratique de la fiction à l’époque impériale

        Christophe Bréchet, Anne Videau, Ruth Webb

        Traduire, transposer, transmettre dans l’Antiquité gréco-romaine

        Bernard Bortolussi, Madeleine Keller, Sophie Minon, Lyliane Sznajder

        Violences de guerre, violences de masse

        Une approche archéologique
        Jean Guilaine,  Jacques Sémelin

        May 17, 2018

        Ancient World Online (AWOL)

        Open Access Journal: Dacia: Revue d'archéologie et d'histoire ancienne

        Dacia: Revue d'archéologie et d'histoire ancienne
        ISSN: 0070-251X
        Revista Dacia a fost fondată în 1924 de către arheologul Vasile Pârvan, unul din întemeietorii şcolii arheologice româneşti. Prima serie a apărut în perioada 1924-1947 (Dacia. Recherches et découvertes archéologiques en Roumanie), ca revistă a Muzeului Naţional de Antichităţi, fiind apoi interzisă de autorităţile comuniste. 

        Seria nouă începe în 1957 (Dacia. Revue d’archéologie et d’histoire ancienne), ca revistă a noului Institut de Arheologie al Academiei Române. Revista noastră publică, în engleză, franceză, germană şi italiană, în urma unui proces de peer-review, articole, note şi recenzii de arheologie şi istorie referitoare la un spectru cronologic larg, din paleolitic pînă în evul mediu, incluzând perspective din alte discipline (istoria artei, ştiinţe sociale etc.), cu o atenţie specială pentru contribuţiile dedicate Europei de sud-est şi ariilor învecinate.

        Recunoaşterea internaţională a calităţilor revistei Dacia ne permite să o distribuim prin schimb la un număr de 350 parteneri din toată lumea.
        Sumar nr. I (1957)
        Sumar nr. II (1958)
        Sumar nr. III (1959)
        Sumar nr. IV (1960)
        Sumar nr. V (1961)
        Sumar nr. VI (1962)
        Sumar nr. VII (1963)
        Sumar nr. VIII (1964)
        Sumar nr. IX (1965)
        Sumar nr. X (1966)
        Sumar nr. XI (1967)
        Sumar nr. XII (1968)
        Sumar nr. XIII (1969)
        Sumar nr. XIV (1970)
        Sumar nr. XV (1971)
        Sumar nr. XVI (1972)
        Sumar nr. XVII (1973)
        Sumar nr. XVIII (1974)
        Sumar nr. XIX (1975)
        Sumar nr. XX (1976)
        Sumar nr. XXI (1977)
        Sumar nr. XXII (1978)
        Sumar nr. XXIII (1979)
        Sumar nr. XXIV (1980)
        Sumar nr. XXV (1981)
        Sumar nr. XXVI (1982)
        Sumar nr. XXVII (1983)
        Sumar nr. XXVIII (1984)
        Sumar nr. XXIX (1985)
        Sumar nr. XXX (1986)
        Sumar nr. XXXI (1987)
        Sumar nr. XXXII (1988)
        Sumar nr. XXXIII (1989)
        Sumar nr. XXXIV (1990)
        Sumar nr. XXXV (1991)
        Sumar nr. XXXVI (1992)
        Sumar nr. XXXVII (1993)
        Sumar nr. XXXVIII-XXXIX (1994-1995)
        Sumar nr. XL-XLII (1996-1998)
        Sumar nr. XLIII-XLV (1999-2001)
        Sumar nr. XLVI-XLVII (2002-2003)
        Sumar nr. XLVIII-XLIX (2004-2005)
        Sumar nr. L (2006)
        Sumar nr. LI (2007)
        Sumar nr. LII (2008)
        Sumar nr. LIII (2009)
        Sumar nr. LIV (2010)
        Sumar nr. LV (2011)
        Sumar nr. LVI (2012)
        Sumar nr. LVII (2013)
        Sumar nr. LVIII (2014)
        Sumar nr. LIX (2015)
        Sumar nr. LX (2016)

        Open Access Journal: Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies

        [First posted in AWOL 23 October 2009. Updated 17 May  2018]

        Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies
        ISSN: 1097-3702
        Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies is an electronic journal dedicated to the study of the Syriac tradition, published semi-annually (in January and July) by Beth Mardutho. Published since 1998, Hugoye seeks to offer the best scholarship available in the field of Syriac studies.

        The word Hugoye, the plural form of Hugoyo, derives from the root hg' meaning 'to think, meditate, study'. Hugoyo itself means 'study, meditation'. In modern times, the term has been applied for academic studies; hence, Hugoye Suryoye translates as 'Syriac Studies'.
        Searching for a particular article, but not sure which volume it's in? Try searching our Author Index Page.


        OSM location of Roman theater

        Representative location based on OpenStreetMap

        Ancient World Online (AWOL)


        Academics today occupy a precarious position. The voices that glorify the profession are often drowned out by those that denigratingly claim its redundancy. However, what is most worrying, is that the larger part of the population is indifferent to the matter. And who can blame them? Knowledge for knowledge’s sake does not concern the man in the street. We, academicians, must plead guilty; all too often do we retreat to our ivory tower, speaking a language that only our peers can understand. We may frown upon the laymen with their outdated and false information about our fields of study, but isn’t it our own fault?
        Luckily, the academic world is in a process of rethinking its position in society. Little by little, we are opening up to the broader public – if merely for the sake of our own survival. With this blog I hope to contribute to that development, and I wish to do it in such a manner that everyone with interest can understand what I am writing.
        As Assyriologist I study languages and history of more than 5000 years ago, and even though a lot has changed since then, sometimes I am struck by the familiarity of things. This blog is about those familiarities – it is about humanness. Because even though the ancient Mesopotamians lived in different times and places from ours, they were people just like us.


        OSM location of Temple of Hercules

        Location based on OpenStreetMap

        Porta Leoni

        A Republican gate of Verona dedicated by P. Valerius, Q. Caecilius, Q. Servilius and P. Cornelius.

        OSM location of Porta Leoni

        Representative location derived from OpenStreetMap.

        Temple B

        A temple vowed by Q. Lutatius Catulus at the battle of Vercellae (30 June, 101 B.C.). The sanctuary is a tholos-type temple and was sometimes referred to as 'aedes Catuli'.

        OSM location of so-called "Temple B"

        A temple vowed by Q. Lutatius Catulus at the battle of Vercellae (30 June, 101 B.C.). The sanctuary is a tholos-type temple and was sometimes referred to as 'aedes Catuli'. Representative location based on OpenStreetMap.

        Roman amphitheater at Casinum

        The Roman amphitheater at Casinum was built thanks to the patronage of Ummidia Quadratilla in the first century.

        OSM location of Roman amphitheater

        Representative location based on OpenStreetMap.

        Roman amphitheater at Viminacium

        The Roman amphitheater at Viminacium could accommodate roughly 12,000 spectators.

        OSM location of Roman amphitheater

        Representative location based on OpenStreetMap.

        Columbarium of the freedmen of Augustus

        An early imperial columbarium tomb on the Via Appia.

        OSM location of Colombario dei Liberti di Augusto

        Representative location based on OpenStreetMap.

        Pago Triopio

        The Pago Triopio is a monumentalized area located near the mausoleum of Caecilia Metalla between the second and fourth mile of the Via Appia. The residence of Herodes Atticus was located here.

        OSM location of Roman amphitheater

        Location based on OpenStreetMap

        Roman amphitheater at Tolosa

        The Roman amphitheater at Purpan-Ancely dates ca. A.D. 40 and is the only significant Roman architecture to survive from ancient Tolosa.

        Pastscape location of quarry site

        Approximate coordinates of the Roman quarry based on Pastscape Monument no. 12616.

        Coombe Crag Roman Quarry

        Evidence of Roman quarrying activity was discovered at Coombe Crag, a site some 350 meters south of the line of Hadrian's Wall. The quarry was used as a source of building materials for the Wall and at least eight inscriptions were identified on the sandstone cliff.


        Armenian monastery constructed in the 10th century CE.