ISAW Resources: New Online Content from the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

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This feed aggregator is part of the Planet Atlantides constellation. Its current content is available in multiple webfeed formats, including Atom, RSS/RDF and RSS 1.0. The subscription list is also available in OPML and as a FOAF Roll. All content is assumed to be the intellectual property of the originators unless they indicate otherwise.

September 23, 2017

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Catalogus Philologorum Classicorum (CPhCl)

 [First posted in AWOL  20 January 2011. Updated 23 September 2017]

Catalogus Philologorum Classicorum (CPhCl)


The Catalogus Philologorum Classicorum (CPhCl) provides a reference tool for all those who study greek and latin antiquity, specifically useful for studies on the history of classical scholarship in the modern age. It is an encyclopaedic lexicon collecting the bio-bibliographical data about classical philologists and it is a continuation and improvement of W. Pökel’s Philologisches Schriftstellerlexikon, Leipzig 1882. Only deceased scholars are included.


The Catalogus started off with the 1984 CNR international conference "La filologia classica nel secolo XX" (strongly supported by Scevola Mariotti) and with its proceedings, published in Pisa in 1989. Subsequently the preparation of a Catalogus Philologorum Classicorum has begun at the Dipartimento di Filologia Classica of the University of Pisa, with the financial support of CNR, and has been on-line since 2003, within the web-site Aristarchus, thanks to a cooperation between the Dipartimento di Filologia Classica of the University of Pisa and the Dipartimento di Archeologia e Filologia Classica (D.AR.FI.CL.ET.) of the University of Genoa.


The CPhCl has become an international network since 2009. The central unit, which has its head office at the Dipartimento di Archeologia e Filologia Classica of the University of Genoa, is responsible for the coordination and supervision of the whole project, as well as the administration of the website. The cards concerning the scholars have been attributed to the local units according to geographic and linguistic criteria. A three-letter abbreviation identifies the country of the unit which is responsible for each card.

For specific information about the cards you can write an e-mail to the relevant unit, provided it has started its activity. Since CPhCl is a work in progress the units are continually developing their competence and skills. In the meantime you can write an e-mail to the central unit about the whole project or about cards that have not yet been attributed to a specific unit.

You should be aware that mistakes and shortcomings of various kinds are inevitable at this stage: we are sorry for them and very grateful for any suggestion on your part.

To display a file example click here
  • Total cards: 7428
  • Available cards: 902
  • Programmed cards: 6526
  • Last update: 13/09/2017

The CRANE Project: Computational Research on the Ancient Near East Project

[First posted in AWOL 13 December 2013, updated 23 September 2017]

The CRANE Project: Computational Research on the Ancient Near East Project

CRANE (Computational Research on the Ancient Near East) is an international and interdisciplinary research project that is changing our understanding of archaeology in the Near East.

Over 150 years of research – where humans developed agriculture,  interregional trade, the first sedentary communities, state-level societies and political networks – has resulted in a huge amount of complex and interrelated data ranging from settlement patterns to ceramics.

September 22, 2017

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EAGLE Storytelling Application (ESA) for WordPress: Create multimedia narratives on epigraphic content

EAGLE Storytelling Application (ESA) for WordPress
The EAGLE Storytelling Application (ESA) is a tool designed by the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. It allows users to create multimedia narratives on epigraphic content. It was created in the context of the EAGLE project, a European project which started in 2013 and aimed to connect and collect data sources and projects related to the topic of digital epigraphy, ancient history or archeology.
Being a Plug-In for WordPress the ESA allows you to embed multimedia content from a wide variety of data sources in your posts in a form of nicely drawn boxes ESA-Items. For example, you can paste a Wikipedia-URL to your text and it is rendered as a preview Box to the Wikipedia page. But It does not only extend the built-in embed (and oEmbed) functions that are well knows and beloved for working with services like Youtube, Flickr much more.
The ESA-Items are neither iframes nor are they generated with ajax or any other way that would result in API calls to the corresponding web service every time the containing post is displayed. Instead, the embedded content is stored in cache table and refreshed automatically after two weeks. That makes the items also usable for searching, drawing a map of used ESA-Items in the database and so on.
You can not only embed content as ESA-Items by posting URLs from known data sources but also search the data sources directly from the WordPress text editor.
In this way you can integrate Maps, Wikipedia Articles, Images from Wikimedia Commons and a lot of specialized data sources for epigraphy. The ESA has has a modular sub-plugin architecture which makes it quite easy for developers to add some other data sources via their Web-APIs. Thus it might be no only of interest for those who work in epigraphy or the ancient world but also for those who want to show the content of any Web-API in their blog.
Currently available Sub-Plugins are:


Barcombe Hill Roman Signal Station

A Roman signal station on Barcombe Hill, overlooking the Stanegate and Vindolanda.

Imagery Location of Signal Station

Representative point of center of visible remains, after information in PastScape.

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Open Access Monograph Series (Partial): Documents de fouilles de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale (DFIFAO)

Documents de fouilles de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale (DFIFAO)
Eighteen early issues of DFIFAO are avaialable at the Internet Archive:

by Bisson De La Roque, Fernand (1885-1958); Contenau, Georges (1877-1964); Chapouthier, Fernand (1899-1953)



An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 21 E5 Dierna


The site of a Roman fort on the right bank of the Danube, Transdierna played an important part in the Dacian Wars. Its name is not attested until the fourth century A.D.

Barcombe Hill Roman Quarry

Two quarry faces to the southwest of the summit of Barcombe Hill, near Vindolanda. Findspot of RIB 3373.

Imagery location of Quarry - South face

Coordinates derived from

Imagery location of Quarry-North face

Coordinates derived from

Scargill Moors Roman shrines

Complex of two Roman shrines to the god Vintonus on Scargill Moor, near Bowes in County Durham

Site of rectangular shrine

Coordinates derived from Pastscape record and converted to WGS84 latitude, longitude values from the Ordnance Survey grid references, resolved to their center points.

Site of circular shrine

Coordinates derived from Pastscape record and converted to WGS84 latitude, longitude values from the Ordnance Survey grid references, resolved to their center points.

September 21, 2017

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Open Access Journals: Τεκμήρια

[First posted in AWOL 23 September 2009. Updated 21 September 2017]

ISSN: 1106-661x
Online ISSN:1791-7573
Τα Τεκμήρια δημοσιεύουν επιστημονικά άρθρα από το ευρύτερο γνωστικό πεδίο της αρχαιογνωσίας, με ιδιαίτερη έμφαση στην αρχαία ιστορία, την επιγραφική, τη νομισματική, την τοπογραφία και την ιστορική γεωγραφία, καθώς και στη δημοσίευση, αναδημοσίευση ή αξιοποίηση επιγραφικών και νομισματικών τεκμηρίων. Όλες οι υποβαλλόμενες εργασίες, που εμπίπτουν στο πεδίο ενδιαφερόντων του περιοδικού, εξετάζονται υπό τον όρο ότι είναι πρωτότυπες και έχουν αποσταλεί προς δημοσίευση μόνο στα Τεκμήρια. Προς το παρόν, τα Τεκμήρια δεν δημοσιεύουν μεμονωμένες βιβλιοκρισίες. Οι γλώσσες δημοσίευσης είναι η ελληνική, αγγλική, γαλλική, γερμανική και ιταλική.

The journal Tekmeria publishes scholarly articles pertaining to the study of the ancient world, with particular emphasis on Ancient Greek history, epigraphy, numismatics, topography and historical geography, and especially on the publication, republication or exploitation of epigraphic and numismatic materials. All submitted articles that are relevant to the thematic areas covered by the journal are considered by the editorial board, provided they are original and have only been sent to Tekmeria for publication.

Volume: 13

Volume: 12

Volume: 11

SIGNS OF LIFE: Welcome to the The EAGLE Virtual Exhibition!

SIGNS OF LIFE: Welcome to the The EAGLE Virtual Exhibition!
This is a dedicated Epigraphy Virtual Exhibition to bring highlights of the EAGLE collections to the attention of a wider audience.

You shall find in it a good overview of what are Ancient Greek and Roman Epigraphy and what they deal with.

There are two views of the EAGLE Virtual Exhibition Signs of Life. If you like reading, start browsing the website version. If you like walking (and jumping), the Virtual Museum is what you are looking for, but be careful not to break any object! Children must be supervised at all times.

Signs of Life - Website version Signs of Life - Virtual Museum

If you change your mind you can always go back and forth from the two, they are fully synced! Click on the 3D button (HD000604) anywhere in the website version and you will enter the Virtual Museum.

Online Critical Pseudepigrapha

 [First posted in AWOL 16 November 2010. Updated most recently 21 September 2017]

Online Critical Pseudepigrapha
The mandate of the Online Critical Pseudepigrapha is to develop and publish electronic editions of the best critical texts of the "Old Testament" Pseudepigrapha and related literature.

Note that in a few cases it has not yet been feasible to publish the best eclectic text of a given document. In other cases the OCP edition of a document does not yet include all of the textual evidence. Readers should consult the "text status" information on the introductory page for each document to determine whether a better or more complete text exists elsewhere.

Texts should be cited in scholarly references according to the persistent URL for the OCP site (, rather than the address which appears in the address bar of your web browser, as this address may change in future years.



Texts with critical apparatus

2 (Syriac Apocalypse of) Baruch (NEW edition)
The Testament of Job
1 Enoch (In progress)
Testament of Adam (In progress)

Texts without critical apparatus

Testament of Abraham
The Life of Adam and Eve
Visions of Amram (NEW)
The Letter of Aristeas
Aristeas the Exegete
3 (Greek Apocalypse of) Baruch
4 Baruch (Paraleipomena Ieremiou)
Cleodemus Malchus
Eldad and Modad
The Apocryphon of Ezekiel
Ezekiel the Tragedian
Vision of Ezra (NEW)
The History of the Rechabites (NEW edition)
The Lives of the Prophets
Assumption of Moses (Testament of Moses) (NEW)
3 Maccabees
4 Maccabees
Philo the Epic Poet
Testament of Solomon
And from the other platform for the project

Revised and Corrected Texts of Walker and Dick's Induction of the Cult Image in Mesopotamia (2001)

 Revised and Corrected Texts of Walker and Dick's Induction of the Cult Image in Mesopotamia (2001)

Updated Critical Edition of Mīs by Michael B. Dick
What follows are thoroughly updated files based on the Walker & Dick 2001 Critical Edition. These are temporarily available on this Siena College Web Page; eventually they will be part of the University of Pennsylvania’s Oracc collection. The files here are in PDF format. Some editing on them continues, e.g. I am continuing to place the English translation side by side with the Akkadian/ Sumerian rather than following as in the Book.Thoughthese texts show page numbers, they do not correspond to those of the 2001 book.
  • Use of these texts in scholarship should follow the Budapest Convention of November 2001.
  • I ask you to send me corrections, new readings, new bibliography, and new texts for incorporation (with due credit to you):
  • For incantation Tablet V, I have also included the Word 2010© file so that somebody familiar with Oracc’s *.ATF file format might help me in my gradual converting the text to that standard. If some kind soul could please send me several files or parts of that file showing the various steps in that conversion so I can use that as a template n all the files.

Texts and Photos:

September 20, 2017



An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 8 D3 ‘Gobannio’

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Ras Shamra Tablet Inventory at OCHRE

Ras Shamra Tablet Inventory
RS 2.004, Aqhatu 1
The Ras Shamra Tablet Inventory (RSTI) aspires to be the foremost online resource for Ugarit Studies. From the celebrated myths to the more quotidian administrative lists, the texts from Ras Shamra-Ugarit are of great interest to students and scholars of Biblical studies and Ancient Near Eastern studies. These ancient texts, discovered by archaeologists beginning in 1929, provide insight into the religious, administrative, and daily life of the kingdom of Ugarit, some 3,200 years after its fall. After over 80 years of Ugarit studies, researchers like those at the Oriental Institute are still establishing reliable text editions of the thousands of texts. Printed volumes are an inadequate solution. The field needs an innovative, collaborate, and ambitious solution. The primary goal of RSTI is to integrate archaeological, textual, lexical, and philological research in a single database and present this data to researchers and the public through a simple, widely accessible, online digital interface.

This project builds on many years of research, including research from a pre-digital age. In 1978, Pierre Bordreuil and Dennis Pardee set out to document critical information about every inscribed object from Ras Shamra-Ugarit. In 1989, “La Trouvaille Epigraphique de l’Ougarit” (TEO) appeared in the series Ras Shamra-Ougarit, volume 5 (Éditions Recherche sur les civilisations, volume 86). This volume presents the archaeological context of every inscribed object, a description of the object size and type of writing, museum numbers, publications, text editions, and general remarks. Of course, the printed volume lacks information about the objects discovered after 1988. During his doctoral research, Prosser endeavored to create a relational database that included digitized TEO data, text transcriptions, translations, glossaries, bibliographic references, and notes. This database functioned well but was very limited. Through his work at the Persepolis Fortification Archive project at the Oriental Institute, Prosser became familiar with the OCHRE database system and immediately perceived its superiority for archaeological and philological analysis. See below for more on the OCHRE database system. Work began on RSTI in 2011, importing data from Prosser’s relational database and adding new data.

Deployed through both Java and familiar HTML user interfaces, RSTI presents dynamic and interactive text editions, prosopography research, bibliography, and related resources. RSTI uses the Online Cultural and Historical Research Environment (OCHRE) at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. The OCHRE database system was developed specifically for research in archaeology and philology. The underlying data model is well-suited to the heterogeneous and semi-structured nature of philological data. For more about the OCHRE database, see


OCHRE Data Service Publications

OCHRE Data Service Publications
OCHRE is an online service available to anyone who wishes to use it for a legitimate academic purpose. Although it is a centralized database, OCHRE does not present itself as a single, anonymous authority. All data are organized according to "projects" conducted by one or more researchers. Any number of projects can join OCHRE and add their data to the database

OCHRE Resources

OCHRE: An Online Cultural and Historical Research Environment by J. David Schloen and Sandra R. Schloen, Eisenbrauns, 2012
The OCHRE Wiki, maintained by Miller C. Prosser and Sandra R. Schloen

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Rhapsody in Green, Database Variations on a Theme; CAA Siena session, April 2015
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The Ancient World in JSTOR

This is the full list of journals in JSTOR with substantial focus on the Ancient World.

[Originally posted 6/24/09. Most recently updated 20 September 2017]

JSTOR is not open access, but many will have access to it through institutional licenses.  JSTOR also offers a free limited-reading option, Register & Read, for those without institutional access, and has lanched JPASS - a monthly or annual pass that provides access to 1,500 journals from JSTOR's archive collection. For open access journals dealing with antiquity, See AWOL's full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies.

The African Access Initiative eliminates archival journal fees on JSTOR across all of Africa. All not-for-profit institutions in Africa are eligible to participate, including colleges, universities, secondary schools, government and non-profit organizations, and museums.

Eligible institutions receive unlimited free access to all archival journal content on JSTOR. This includes more than twenty archival journal collections, as well as JSTOR’s four primary source collections.

And see also Open Access Early Journal Content In JSTOR

266 titles

                                                                                    September 19, 2017

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                                                                                    Open Access Monograph Series: Schweich Lectures on Biblical Archaeology

                                                                                    [First posted in AWOL 2 June 2014, updated 19 September 2017]

                                                                                    Schweich Lectures on Biblical Archaeology
                                                                                    On-line Resource S.R. Driver [1846-1914], Modern Research as illustrating the Bible. The Schweich Lectures 1908. London: Oxford University Press, 1909. Hbk. pp. 95. [This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    On-line Resource Robert H Kennett [1864-1932], The Composition of the Book of Isaiah in the Light of History and Archaeology. The Schweich Lectures 1909. London: Oxford University Press, 1910. Hbk. pp.94. [This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    On-line Resource George Adam Smith [1856-1942], The Early Poetry of Israel in its Physical and Social Origins. The Schweich Lectures 1910. London: Oxford Unversity Press, 1912. Hbk. pp.102. [This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    Book or monograph R A Stewart Macalister [1870-1950], The Philistines: Their History and Civilization.
                                                                                    On-line Resource C.H.W. Johns [1857-1920], The Relations between the Laws of Babylonia and the Laws of the Hebrew Peoples. The Schweich Lectures 1912. London: Oxford University Press, 1914. Hbk. pp.96. [This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    On-line Resource F. Crawford Burkitt [1864-1935], Jewish and Christian Apocalypses. The Schweich Lectures 1913. London: Oxford University Press, 1914. Hbk. pp.80. [This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    On-line Resource A. van Hoonacker [1857-1933], Une Communauté Judéo-Araméenne à Éléphantine, en Égypte, aux VIe et Ve Siècles av. J.-C. The Schweich Lectures for 1914. London: Oxford Univesity Press, 1915. Hbk. pp.91. Article in French [This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    On-line Resource Édouard Naville [1844-1926], The Text of the Old Testament. The Schweich Lectures 1915. London: Oxford University Press, 1916. Hbk. pp.82. [This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    On-line Resource Leonard W King [1869-1919], Legends of Babylon and Egypt in relation to Hebrew Tradition. The Schweich Lectures 1916. London: Oxford University Press, 1918. Hbk. pp.155. [This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    On-line Resource C.F. Burney [1868-1925], Israel’s Settlement in Canaan: The Biblical Tradition and its Historical Background. The Schweich Lectures 1917. London: Oxford University Press, 1919. Hbk. pp.104. [This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    On-line Resource A E Cowley [1861-1931], The Hittites. The Schweich Lectures for 1918. London: Oxford University Press, 1920. Hbk. pp.94. [This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    On-line Resource R.H. Charles [1855–1931], Lectures on the Apocalypse. The Schweich Lectures 1919. London: Oxford University Press, 1922. Hbk. pp.80. [This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    On-line Resource H. St John Thackeray [1869-1930], The Septuagint and Jewish Worship: A Study in Origins. The Schweich Lectures 1920. London: Oxford University Press, 1921. Hbk. pp.143. [This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    On-line Resource D.S. Margoliouth [1858-1940], The Relations between Arabs and Israelites prior to the Rise of Islam. The Schweich Lectures 1921. London: Oxford University Press, 1924. Hbk. pp.87. This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    On-line Resource Israel Abrahams [1858-1925], Campaigns in Palestine from Alexander the Great. Schweich Lectures 1922. London: Oxford University Press, 1927. Hbk. pp.55. [This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    On-line Resource Moses Gaster [1856-1939], The Samaritans: Their History, Doctrines and Literature. The Schweich Lectures 1923. London: Oxford Univesity Press, 1925. Hbk. pp.208. [This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    On-line Resource David George Hogarth [1862-1927], Kings of the Hittites. The Schweich Lectures 1924. London: Oxford University Press, 1926. Hbk. pp.67. [This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    Book or monograph Stanley A Cook [1873-1949], The Religion of Ancient Palestine in the Light of Archaeology.
                                                                                    Book or monograph Theodore H Robinson [1881-1964], J W Hunkin [1887-1950] & F C Burkitt [1864-1935], Palestine in General History.
                                                                                    On-line Resource Montague Rhodes James [1862-1936], The Apocalypse in Art. The Schweich Lectures 1927. London: Oxford University Press, 1931. Hbk. pp. 115. [This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    On-line Resource Thomas W Arnold [1864-1930], The Old and New Testaments in Muslim Religious Art. The Schweich Lectures 1928. London: Oxford University Press, 1932. Hbk. pp.47. [This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    On-line Resource T. Eric Peet [1882-1934], A Comparative Study of the Literatures of Egypt, Palestine, and Mesopotamia: Egypt’s Contribution to the Literature of the Ancient World. The Schweich Lectures 1929. London: Oxford University Press, 1931. Hbk. 136. [This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    Book or monograph E L Sukenik [1889-1953], Ancient Synagogues in Palestine and Greece.
                                                                                    On-line Resource R.H. Kennett [1864-1932], Ancient Hebrew Social Life and Custom as Indicated in Law, Narrative and Metaphor. The Schweich Lectures of the British Academy 1931. London: Oxford University Press, 1933. Hbk. pp.114. [This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    Book or monograph Frederic G Kenyon [1863-1952], Recent Developments in the Textual Criticism of the Greek Bible.
                                                                                    On-line Resource Stephen H. Langdon [1876-1937], Babylonian Menologies and the Semitic Calendars. The Schweich Lectures of the British Academy 1933. London: Oxford University Press, 1935. Hbk. pp.169.View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    Book or monograph Ernst E Herzfeld [1879-1948], Archaeological History of Iran.
                                                                                    Book or monograph S H Hooke [1874-1968], The Origins of Early Semitic Ritual.
                                                                                    Book or monograph Claude F A Schaeffer [1898-1982], The Cuneiform Texts of Ras Shamra-Ugarit.
                                                                                    Book or monograph J W Crowfoot [1873-1959], Early Churches in Palestine.
                                                                                    On-line Resource Adam C. Welch [1864-1943], The Work of the Chronicler: Its Purpose and Its Date. The Schweich Lectures of the British Academy 1938. London: Oxford University Press, 1939. Hbk. 163. [This material is in the Public Domain]
                                                                                    Book or monograph Jacob Leveen [1891-1980], The Hebrew Bible in Art.
                                                                                    Book or monograph Sidney Smith [1889-?], Isaiah Chapters XL–LV: Literary Criticism and History.
                                                                                    Book or monograph Paul E Kahle [1885-1964], The Cairo Geniza.
                                                                                    Book or monograph Wilfred Knox [1886-1950], Some Hellenistic Elements in Primitive Christianity.
                                                                                    Book or monograph William Barron Stevenson, The Poem of Job: A Literary Study with a New Translation.
                                                                                    Book or monograph G R Driver, Semitic Writing, from Pictograph to Alphabet.
                                                                                    Book or monograph C J Gadd, Ideas of Divine Rule in the Ancient East.
                                                                                    Book or monograph G Zuntz, The Text of the Epistles: A Disquisition upon the Corpus Paulinum.
                                                                                    Book or monograph H H Rowley, From Joseph to Joshua: Biblical Traditions in the Light of Archaeology.
                                                                                    Book or monograph Roland de Vaux, L’Archéologie et les Manuscrits de la Mer Morte.
                                                                                    Book or monograph Kathleen M Kenyon, Amorites and Canaanites.
                                                                                    Book or monograph Edward Ullendorff, Ethiopia and the Bible.
                                                                                    Book or monograph Yigael Yadin, Hazor.
                                                                                    Book or monograph Charles Coüasnon, The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
                                                                                    Book or monograph O.R. Gurney, Some Aspects of Hittite Religion.
                                                                                    Book or monograph Colin H Roberts, Manuscript, Society and Belief in Early Christian Egypt.
                                                                                    Book or monograph D.J. Wiseman, Nebuchadrezzar and Babylon.
                                                                                    Book or monograph Abraham Malamat, Mari and the Early Israelite Experience.
                                                                                    Book or monograph James Barr, The Variable Spellings of the Hebrew Bible.
                                                                                    Book or monograph Michael A Knibb, Translating the Bible: The Ethiopic Version of the Old Testament.
                                                                                    Book or monograph Othmar Keel, Symbol Systems of Ancient Palestine, in the light of Scarabs and Similar Seal-amulets
                                                                                    Book or monograph P R S Moorey, Idols of the People: Miniature Images of Clay in the Ancient Near East.
                                                                                    Book or monograph Lawrence Stager, Ashkelon, Seaport of the Canaanites and the Philistines.
                                                                                    Book or monograph Dennis G Pardee, Ugaritic and the Beginnings of the West-Semitic Literary Tradition.
                                                                                    Book or monograph Graham Davies, Archaeology and the Bible: A Broken Link?
                                                                                    Book or monograph Fergus Millar, Religion and Community in the Roman Near East: Constantine to Mahomet.
                                                                                    Book or monograph André Lemaire, Levantine Epigraphy and History in the Achaemenid Period.

                                                                                    Open Access Journal: The Medieval Review

                                                                                    The Medieval Review
                                                                                    ISSN: 1096-746X
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                                                                                    Since 1993, The Medieval Review (TMR; formerly the Bryn Mawr Medieval Review) has been publishing reviews of current work in all areas of Medieval Studies, a field it interprets as broadly as possible. The electronic medium allows for very rapid publication of reviews, and provides a computer searchable archive of past reviews, both of which are of great utility to scholars and students around the world.

                                                                                    1993 Reviews



                                                                                    A Roman fort, cited: BAtlas 9 F6 Piercebridge

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                                                                                    Open Access Journal: Museum Anthropology Review

                                                                                    Museum Anthropology Review
                                                                                    ISSN: 1938-5145
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                                                                                    Museum Anthropology Review (MAR) is an open access journal whose purpose is the wide dissemination of articles, reviews, essays, and other content advancing the field of material culture and museum studies, broadly conceived.


                                                                                    Vol 7, No 1-2 (2013): After the Return: Digital Repatriation and the Circulation of Indigenous Knowledge

                                                                                    This double issue of Museum Anthropology Review collects papers originally presented at a January 2012 workshop titled “After the Return: Digital Repatriation and the Circulation of Indigenous Knowledge.” Hosted by the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution and funded by the (U.S.) National Science Foundation and the Understanding the American Experience and World Cultures Consortia of the Smithsonian Institution, the workshop was organized by Kimberly Christen (Washington State University), Joshua Bell (Smithsonian Institution), and Mark Turin (Yale University). The workshop brought together scholars from diverse anthropological fields, indigenous communities, and collecting institutions to document best practices and case studies of digital repatriation in order to theorize the broad impacts of such processes in relation to: linguistic revitalization of endangered languages, cultural revitalization of traditional practices, and the creation of new knowledge stemming from the return of digitized material culture. Like the workshop itself, the peer-reviewed and revised papers collected here ask how, and if, marginalized communities can reinvigorate their local knowledge practices, languages, and cultural products through the reuse of digitally repatriated materials and distributed technologies. The authors of the collected papers all have expertise in applied digital repatriation projects and share theoretical concerns that locate knowledge creation within both culturally specific dynamics and technological applications.


                                                                                    New Open Access Journal: Epoiesen – A journal for creative engagement in history and archaeology

                                                                                    Epoiesen – A journal for creative engagement in history and archaeology



                                                                                    ἐποίησεν (epoiesen)- made - is a journal for exploring creative engagement with the past, especially through digital means. It publishes primarily what might be thought of as ‘paradata’ or artist’s statements that accompany playful and unfamiliar forms of singing the past into existence. These could be visualizations, art works, games, pop-up installations, poetry, hypertext fiction, procedurally generated works, or other forms yet to be devised. We seek to document and valorize the scholarly creativity that underpins our representations of the past. Epoiesen is therefore a kind of witness to the implied knowledge of archaeologists, historians, and other professionals, academics and artists as it intersects with the sources about the past. It encourages engagement with the past that reaches beyond our traditional audience (ourselves). We situate Epoiesen in dialogue with approaches to computational creativity or generative art:
                                                                                    I think that generative art should ideally retain two disparate levels of perception: the material and visual qualities of a piece of art, and then a creation story or script and the intellectual journey that led to the end result. It possibly should bear marks of that intense interaction with the spatial environment that the visible work manifests.


                                                                                    Epoiesen accepts code artefacts, written submissions in text files (.md) written with the Markdown syntax, videos, 3d .obj files, html, or other formats (contact us if you are unsure: we encourage experimentation). Digital artefacts should be accompanied by the descriptive paradata or artist’s statement.
                                                                                    Submissions will be reviewed, and the reviews will be published at the same time as a Response, under the reviewers’ own names. Submissions and Responses will each have their own Digital Object Identifiers. Epoiesen is indexed in XXXXXX and supported by Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library. Submissions are accepted at any time, and published as they become ready. Each year’s submissions will be organized retroactively into ‘annuals’. The entire journal will be archived and deposited in a dataverse-powered repository at Carleton University.
                                                                                    There are no article processing fees. We are generously supported by MacOdrum Library at Carleton University for at least five years.
                                                                                    This website is generated from a series of markdown formatted text files, which are run through a series of templates to create the flat-file html architecture. There is no underlying database. For an introduction on how to do this for your own website, and why you might want to, please see Amanda Visconti’s tutorial in The Programming Historian, ‘Building a Static Website with Jekyll and Github Pages’. Epoiesen uses Hexo as its site generator.


                                                                                    Michael Gove, the Conservative British politician, said in the run-up to the United Kingdom’s 2016 referendum on European Union membership, “people in this country have had enough of experts”(1). And perhaps, he was right. There is a perception that archaeology is for the archaeologists, history for the historians. On our side, there is perhaps a perception that speaking to non-expert audiences is a lesser calling, that people who write/create things that do not look like what we have always done, are not really ‘serious’. In these vacuums of perception, we fail at communicating the complexities of the past, allowing the past to be used, abused, or ignored, especially for populist political ends. The ‘know-nothings‘ are on the march. We must not stand by.
                                                                                    In such a vacuum, there is a need for critical creative engagement with the past2. In Succinct Research, Bill White reminds us why society allows archaeologists to exist in the first place: ‘it is to amplify the whispers of the past in our own unique way so they can still be heard today‘(3). We have been failing in this by limiting the ways we might accomplish that task.
                                                                                    Epoiesen is a place to amplify whispers, a place to shout. Remix the experience of the past. Do not be silent!


                                                                                    Shawn Graham, Carleton University
                                                                                    Editorial Board
                                                                                    Sara Perry, University of York
                                                                                    Megan Smith, University of Regina
                                                                                    Eric Kansa, The Alexandria Archive Institute
                                                                                    Katrina Foxton, University of York
                                                                                    Sarah May, University College London
                                                                                    Sarah E. Bond University of Iowa
                                                                                    Gianpiero di Maida, Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel
                                                                                    Gisli Palsson, University of Umea

                                                                                    arranged by title

                                                                                      September 18, 2017

                                                                                      Ancient World Online (AWOL)

                                                                                      Open Access Monograph Series: Bogazkoy

                                                                                      [First posted in AWOL 2 March 2012, updated 18 September 2017]

                                                                                      Bogazkoy in AMAR

                                                                                      One of a series of AWOL pages seeking to pull together publication series digitized and served through AMAR: Archive of Mesopotamian Archaeological Site Reports

                                                                                      See more Series in AMAR

                                                                                      Open Access Journal: Waly Center Journal

                                                                                      [First posted in AWOL 6 April 2014, updated 18 September 2017 (new URLs)]

                                                                                      Waly Center Journal
                                                                                      The Waly Center Journal is a themed on-line publication that comes out three times a year. Each issue presents a different theme related to the built environment and usually reflecting a topic we are working on. The center produces the WCJ in-house and is open to outside contributions depending on the theme.


                                                                                      ico_14_pdf  Issue No. 00
                                                                                      ico_14_pdf  Issue No. 01
                                                                                      ico_14_pdf  Issue No. 02
                                                                                      ico_14_pdf  Issue No. 03
                                                                                      ico_14_pdf  Issue No. 04
                                                                                      ico_14_pdf  Issue No. 05
                                                                                      ico_14_pdf  Issue No. 06


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                                                                                       journal cover heritage

                                                                                      ico_14_pdf  Issue No. 07
                                                                                      ico_14_pdf  Issue No. 08 
                                                                                      Issue No. 09 
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                                                                                      The Extraordinary Gertrude Bell

                                                                                      The Extraordinary Gertrude Bell

                                                                                      Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell (1868-1926) was born into a wealthy family at Washington New Hall. Initially home-schooled, she then attended school in London and graduated with a first-class degree in Modern History from Oxford University. Thereafter she travelled in Europe and also spent several months in Bucharest and in Tehran. Her travels continued with two round-the-world trips: one in 1897-1898 and one in 1902-1903.
                                                                                      From the turn of the century, Gertrude developed a love of the Arab peoples - she learned their languages, investigated their archaeological sites and travelled deep into the desert. This intimate knowledge of the country and its tribes made her a target of British Intelligence recruitment during the First World War. At the end of the war, Gertrude focussed on the future of Mesopotamia and was to become a powerful force in Iraqi politics, becoming a kingmaker when her preferred choice, Faisal was crowned King of the state of Iraq in 1921.
                                                                                      Gertrude's first love remained archaeology and, as Honorary Director of Antiquities in Iraq, she established the Iraq Museum in Baghdad. Her 1905 expedition through the Syrian Desert to Asia Minor was published as The Desert and the Sown and her study, in 1907, of Binbirkilise on the Kara Dag mountain was published as The Thousand and One Churches and remains the standard work on early Byzantine architecture in Anatolia.
                                                                                      Gertrude Bell's achievements were considerable at a time when a woman's role was deemed to be limited to the home and the family. Yet, it might seem contradictory that in spite of her exceptional education and career she campaigned against votes for women and was a founder member of the Northern branch of the Women's National Anti-Suffrage League.


                                                                                      NEW The Extraordinary Gertrude Bell exhibition catalogue

                                                                                      Gertrude Bell Writings

                                                                                      Organizations with related Gertrude Bell interests

                                                                                      September 17, 2017

                                                                                      Ancient World Online (AWOL)

                                                                                      Open Access Journal: Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins

                                                                                      [First posted in AWOL 1 August 2015, updated 17 September 2017]

                                                                                      Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins
                                                                                      ISSN: 2192-3124

                                                                               An annotated bibliography of Syriac resources online

                                                                                        [First posted in AWOL 6 August 2015, updated 17 September 2017]

                                                                               An annotated bibliography of Syriac resources online
                                                                                        Welcome to! This site is a comprehensive annotated bibliography of open-access resources related to the study of Syriac. The site is hosted by the University of Oklahoma and housed in the Department of Classics and Letters. A previous iteration was called "Resources for Syriac Studies" and was hosted by the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections in Washington, DC from 2012 to 2015. We are grateful to both institutions for their support of our project. Editorial work on this site was carried out by Jack Tannous (Princeton University), Scott Johnson (University of Oklahoma), and Morgan Reed (Catholic University of America).

                                                                                        A number of new pages have been added to this site. Note the pages devoted to the Bibliotheca Hagiographica OrientalisIsaac of AntiochJacob of Sarug, and Narsai, which were authored by Morgan Reed in the summer of 2015.

                                                                                        September 16, 2017



                                                                                        Navio, located near modern Brough, was a Roman fort of Flavian origin that was abandoned ca. A.D. 120. By 154 it has been rebuilt with a different orientation. There is evidence of continued use in the third and fourth centuries.

                                                                                        Ancient World Online (AWOL)

                                                                                        Digitales Forum Romanum

                                                                                        [First posted in AWOL 18 September 2017, updated 16 September 2017]

                                                                                        Digitales Forum Romanum
                                                                                        deutsch – english – italiano
                                                                                        Forschungs- & Lehrprojekt des Winckelmann-Instituts der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
                                                                                        in Kooperation mit dem Exzellenzcluster TOPOI

                                                                                        Das antike Forum Romanum gehört zu den Hauptattraktionen eines jeden Rombesuchs. Täglich erkunden hunderte von Besuchern das Forum Romanum und lassen sich von der stimmungsvollen Ruinenlandschaft und der historischen Bedeutung dieses Ortes faszinieren: Hier lag das öffentlich-politische Zentrum der antiken Metropole, hier wurde Politik gemacht und Geschichte geschrieben – und entsprechend pulsiert hier für uns heutzutage die Vergangenheit des antiken Roms in einer ganz besonderen Intensität. Doch angesichts der idyllischen Ruinenlandschaft, als welche sich die Ausgrabungsstätte heutzutage präsentiert, fällt es schwer, sich ein wirkliches Bild von diesem antiken Platz zu machen: Wie erlebten ihn die Menschen in der Antike, wie präsentierte er sich als Bühne des politischen Handelns und der gesellschaftlichen Kommunikation, und wie funktionierte er überhaupt konkret als öffentliches Zentrum dieser einzigartigen antiken Metropole? Es sind diese Fragen, mit denen die Ausgrabungsstätte ihre Besucher oftmals alleine lässt. Und es sind die Fragen, auf die wiederum die Klassische Archäologie seit jeher mit Hilfe von Rekonstruktionen Antworten zu geben versucht.

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                                                                                      • Coming Soon: Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology

                                                                                        Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology
                                                                                        E-ISSN: 2514-8362

                                                                                        Call for papers

                                                                                        The JCAA now invites high quality papers on all the aspects of digital archaeology, including, – but not restricted to – databases and semantic web, statistics and data mining, 3D modelling, GIS, spatial analysis, remote sensing and geophysics, other field recording techniques, simulation modelling, network analysis and digital reconstructions of the past for consideration for publication in the Journal. Papers can be targeted towards scientific research, cultural heritage management and/or public archaeology.

                                                                                        ISAW Papers 12 (2017): P.Berl. 9825: An elaborate horoscope for 319 CE and its significance for Greek astronomical and astrological practice

                                                                                        P.Berl. 9825: An elaborate horoscope for 319 CE and its significance for Greek astronomical and astrological practice
                                                                                        by Dorian Greenbaum and Alexander Jones

                                                                                        Abstract: The discovery of this elaborate horoscope in the Berlin papyrus collection is a milestone in the history of ancient horoscopes. The papyrus takes its place among very few such detailed horoscopes well preserved from antiquity. This paper discusses both the astronomical and astrological details of P.Berl. 9825, enumerating its contents and situating it within the broader historical and cultural context of astrological material from western antiquity. The first section outlines the physical details of the papyrus, its paleography, and the layout of the material among the different sections of the papyrus. It consists of seventeen columns spread among four framed sections. The beginning of the papyrus is lost, but enough remains to allow reconstruction of the date and time of the horoscope, in addition to the positions of the missing luminaries and planet (Saturn). A transcription and translation with apparatus and textual notes follow. A commentary in three parts follows the first section. Part 1 contains restorations, confirmations and corrections. This includes both a tabular summary of the data given in the horoscope, and a diagrammatic representation of the data. Part 2 consists of an astronomical commentary, comparing the astronomical data in the papyrus with Ptolemy’s Almagest and modern theory, to demonstrate that the horoscope was constructed using tables distinct from Ptolemy's, though of comparable quality. The commentary also includes analysis of solar and lunar data, planetary latitudes, and fixed stars “co-rising” with the longitudes of the relevant heavenly body. Part 3 is an astrological commentary. Comparisons with other elaborate horoscopes are made, in addition to analysis of the astrological techniques based on the data provided. Because this is the only extant example of a documentary horoscope containing all seven of the “planetary” lots of Paulus Alexandrinus, there is a more extensive discussion of the lots used here within their historical and cultural context.


                                                                                                Part I: Restorations, confirmations, and corrections.
                                                                                                Part II: Astronomical commentary.
                                                                                                Part III: Astrological commentary

                                                                                        And see AWOL's list of all ISAW Papers



                                                                                        Napoca (modern Cluj-Napoca) was an ancient Roman settlement established after the conquest of Dacia in A.D. 106. It became a provincial capital of Dacia Porolissensis and was abandoned in the late third century. Its name appears on the Roman milestone found in nearby Aiton.


                                                                                        An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 55 D3 Naryka/Tarphe?


                                                                                        Naucratis was a city of the Nile river delta, located on the Canopic branch. Capital of Ptolemaic Egypt, Naucratis was the site of permanent Greek habitation from the sixth century BC onward.

                                                                                        Naukratites Nomos

                                                                                        An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 74 D3 Naukratites Nomos


                                                                                        A small Roman fort.

                                                                                        Nagidous(s)a Ins.

                                                                                        An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 66 B4 Nagidous(s)a Ins.


                                                                                        An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 66 B4 Nagidos

                                                                                        September 15, 2017



                                                                                        An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 74 E3 Hermopolis

                                                                                        Skyllaion (promontory)

                                                                                        An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 58 F3 Skyllaion Pr.

                                                                                        Osteria dell’Osa

                                                                                        The site of a major Iron Age necropolis (Latial chronology) composed of over 600 burials.


                                                                                        The tribus Pupinia was one of the oldest rural tribes of ancient Rome. Festus indicates that its name is derived from an area lying between Tusculum and Rome.

                                                                                        Ap(p)enninus M.

                                                                                        The Apennine Mountains extend ca. 1,200 km (750 miles) along the length of peninsular Italy.


                                                                                        An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 81 C3 Nalot(e)


                                                                                        An ancient place, cited: BAtlas 65 A4 Kalynda