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Ancient Near East: Archaeology & Sites


American Schools of Oriental Research Publications (US) Information on publications of ASOR, focused on Near Eastern archaeology and history. Find more information on our books and journals, Near Eastern Archaeology, the Bulletin of ASOR (BASOR), and the Journal of Cuneiform Studies (JCS).

Anatolian Archaeology & Art Publications Founded in 1978, Archaeology and Art Publications ("Arkeoloji ve Sanat Yayýnlarý") is one of Turkey's leading publishers of works on Anatolian archaeology, history, and art history. Besides a broad selection of books, the press publishes a bi-monthly journal, Arkeoloji ve Sanat. Archaeology and Art also operates the Celsus Picture Library, acts as a distribution agent for local and foreign presses, and offers consulting services on Turkish culture, history, and travel.

Ancient Iran Site Map Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. This first installment of the Oriental Institute Map Series presents seven Site Maps covering the ancient Near East (Egypt, Sudan, The Levant, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran), locating primary archaeological sites, modern cities, and river courses set against a plain background. They enlarge to 300 dpi.

Ancient Iraq Site Map Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. This first installment of the Oriental Institute Map Series presents seven Site Maps covering the ancient Near East (Egypt, Sudan, The Levant, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran), locating primary archaeological sites, modern cities, and river courses set against a plain background. They enlarge to 300 dpi.

Ancient Near East Site Maps Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. This first installment of the Oriental Institute Map Series presents seven Site Maps covering the ancient Near East (Egypt, Sudan, The Levant, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran), locating primary archaeological sites, modern cities, and river courses set against a plain background.

Ancient Synagogues in the Holy Land David Landau.

Ancient Syria Site Map Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. This first installment of the Oriental Institute Map Series presents seven Site Maps covering the ancient Near East (Egypt, Sudan, The Levant, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran), locating primary archaeological sites, modern cities, and river courses set against a plain background. They enlarge to 300 dpi.

Ancient Turkey Site Map Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. This first installment of the Oriental Institute Map Series presents seven Site Maps covering the ancient Near East (Egypt, Sudan, The Levant, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran), locating primary archaeological sites, modern cities, and river courses set against a plain background. They enlarge to 300 dpi.

Annual Egyptological Bibliography (NL) Home page of the Annual Egyptological Bibliography.

Archaeological & Biblical Study Tours - Turkey Turkish Ministry of Tourism.

Archaeology in the Levant UCSD Nahal Tillah Regional Archaeology Project in Israel.

ArtServe at the Australian National University Art & Architecture mainly from the Mediterranean Basin. This server now contains some 165,000 images - about 65 gigabytes of material.

Biblical Archaeological Institute German Site.

Biblical Archaeology Explore the lands of the Bible, encounter their ancient cultures, and learn more of biblical archaeology. Use the resources of this site to learn how archaeology illuminates biblical text.

British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem The aim of the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem has been to provide a centre for the study of all aspects of the archaeology, history and culture of the Levant from the earliest times and to encourage research in these subjects. It is a place where scholars can study, not a teaching institution.

Council for British Research in the Levant CBRL research projects are actively promoted through lectures, journals and monographs.

Dangerous Archaeology Archaeology and the Near East

Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship. An Exhibit at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. The Library's exhibition describes the historical context of the scrolls and the Qumran community from whence they may have originated; it also relates the story of their discovery 2,000 years later. In addition, the exhibition encourages a better understanding of the challenges and complexities connected with scroll research.

Digital Archaeological Atlas of the Holy Land - Global Moments in the Levant

Egypt Exploration Organization in Southern California Join us as we explore Ancient Egypt through monthly lectures, expeditions and special events. We welcome interested members of the general public to our society of professional and amateur Egyptologists, archaeologists and scholars.

Egyptology Cambridge. Provides a World Wide Web resource for Egyptological information.

Eric Kondratieff's Tel Dor Web Site Also known as Tantura or Khirbet el-Burq (its Arabic names), Tel Dor is located fifteen miles south of Haifa, and just eight miles north of Caesarea; As you will see from some of the pictures on the following pages, Dor had some of the best harbor facilities available on this part of the coast in antiquity; that is, until Herod the Great built his man-made harbor at Caesarea ca. 20 B.C., from which point in time one can date the beginning of the decline of Dor's fortunes.

Excavations at Sepphoris Colby College Research Projects in Israel

Excavations at Zippori (Sepphoris) Zippori, also known as Sepphoris in Greek, lies in the heart of the Lower Galilee midway between the Mediterranean and the Sea of Galilee. For long periods during antiquity, Zippori was the capital of the Galilee with a vibrant religious, commercial, and social community. Today, Zippori is an antiquities park extending over 16 square km that was opened to the public in 1992, run by the Israel National Park Authoroty.

Extreme Egypt and Egypt Readers Home Page The mystical aspects of the union of two gods is the first theme to be explored on these pages and a more earthly gender mystery the second.

Finnish Archaeological Project in Petra Monastery on the Mount of Aaron. Magnificent and mysterious Petra is known best for its royal tombs cut in soft sandstone. Being the most important tourist site in Jordan today, the city used to serve as the center of trade and agriculture in the area at the crosspoint of great caravan routes. Charred papyri from 513 A.D., found in an excavated church in Petra, mention also a nearby monastery on the Mount of St. Aaron, the high priest and brother of Moses.

Franciscan Archaeological Institute (Jordan) Mt. Nebo's history and archaeological discoveries, The Madaba Mosaic Map: 100 years since its discovery, The Madaba Archaeological Park Machaerus Fortress excavated by the Institute and more.

Gesher Benot Ya'aqov The Acheulean site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov (henceforth G.B.Y.) and the Benot Ya'akov Formation in which it is embedded are located in the northern sector of the Dead Sea Rift, just south of the Hula Valley. The exposures consist of fluvial and limnic sediments which form the littoral facies of the Hula Valley basin fill (Horowitz, 1973).

Institute of Archaeology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem Israel.

Institute of Archaeology (IL) The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology and The Jacob M. Alkow Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures website!

Jerusalem and the Dead Sea This space radar image shows the area surrounding the Dead Sea along the West Bank between Israel and Jordan. This region is of major cultural and historical importance to millions of Muslims, Jews and Christians who consider it the Holy Land. The yellow area at the top of the image is the city of Jericho. A portion of the Dead Sea is shown as the large black area at the top right side of the image. The Jordan River is the white line at the top of the image which flows into the Dead Sea. Jerusalem, which lies in the Judaean Hill Country, is the bright, yellowish area shown along the left center of the image.

Journal of Cuneiform Studies Founded in 1947 by the Baghdad School of the American Schools of Oriental Research, the Journal of Cuneiform Studies (JCS) presents technical and general articles on the history and languages of the ancient Mesopotamian and Anatolian literate cultures. Articles appear in English, French, and German. Published once a year; circa 144 pages per issue.

Judaism and Jewish Resources Ancient Synagogues. Judaism and Jewish resources in a popular and well-organized index, carefully monitored to ensure that all links are active. On the Web since 1993

Kerkenes Dag Project Here you will find web pages giving summaries of the main aspects of the project, illustrations of methods employed and results obtained, and a selection of reports and research papers.

Land of Sumer and Akkad - Mesopotamian Archaeology History and Environment of the Mesopotamian Plain

LaTrobe Archaeology The Marki Project, Prehistoric Bronze Age town in Cyprus

Learning Sites Inc. - Til Barsib Syria The Aramaean city of Tel Barsib, and a provincial capital of the Assyrian empire for some 250 years beginning about 850 BC, from the Department of Classics and Archaeology at the University of Melbourne. [Archaeological Sites] [Iraq]

Les Petroglyphes du Fujairah (Emirats Arabes Unis). Grégoire de Ceuninck - page personnelle.

Map of Near Eastern Sites Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. Oriental Institute expeditions have worked in virtually every region of the Near East, excavating the remains of these ancient cultures and studying and recording their monuments. The scattering of red dots (each representing a site where the Institute has worked) on the map attests to the broad range of that involvement.

Map of Sites in Southern Syria and Palestine Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. ORIENTAL INSTITUTE MAP SERIES - LEVANT SITE MAP. This Map enlarges to 300 dpi for a great picture.

Melbourne North Eastern Turkey Project University of Melbourne. The Bayburt plain, which lies in the rugged highland region of North East Anatolia.

National Museum of Asian Art The Freer Gallery Of Art and The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - The National Museum of Asian Art For the United States

Near East Archaeological Sites INDEX OF REPORTS ON ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES IN THE NEAR EAST AND RELATED MATERIAL. A project and publication of The Research Archives of the Oriental Institute, Chicago

Near Eastern Archaeology Network Your Home for Links to Biblical and Near Eastern Archaeological Sources The Mission This site can direct you to the principal societies and their publications and websites that contain the current events and ongoing research throughout the Near East in archaeology and history from the Paleolithic to Medieval eras. Whether your interest is anthropology, archaeology, history, biblical studies, or even more specific areas, we can link you to many important resources.

Netherlands Institute for Near East (NINO) University of Leiden. Founded in 1939, the NINO has been publishing journals, monographs and other books dealing with the Near East ever since. It houses an extensive library and is host to the departments of Assyriology and Egyptology of Leiden University. In addition, it carries out research programmes in various branches of Near East studies.

Nineveh A news brief from Archaeology Magazine describing the recent looting at this important archaeological site. [Archaeological Sites]

Nippur The history and current excavations of the capital of the Mesopotamian culture, first settled around 6,000 years ago, from the Oriental Institute.[Archaeological Sites]

Oman Archaeology Our Mission has conducted research and cultural management projects in cooperation with the Sultanate's Ministry of National Heritage and Culture since 1977. In different ways, and owing to an interdisciplinary approach, the Mission has illuminated the prehistory of this Arabian land. Originally the emphasis centred on localising the copper land Magan/Makkan which is known from cuneiform texts. The Mission is sponsored by the German Mining Museum and the Institute for Prehistory of the University of Heidelberg.

Oman Archaeology Network Project This is a website with archaeological information on Oman, and its aim is to facilitate cooperation and networking amongst archaeologists interested in Oman. This project proposal comes from non-archaeologists, but we hope that our ideas will find the approval of many archaeologists working on Oman.

Phaistos Disk The Phaistos Disk was discovered in Crete in 1908. In a century which has seen the cracking of Linear B, Ugaritic, and other orthographic systems, the Phaistos Disk has eluded decipherment. The disk is thought to date from around 1700 BC. It is a roundish disk of clay, with symbols stamped into it. The text consists of 61 words, 16 of which are accompanied by a mysterious "slash" mark.

Quseir al-Qadim Research Project This project focusses on the site of Quseir al-Qadim on the southern Egyptian Red Sea coast, and its surrounding landscape. The project is a collaboration between researchers from a number of institutions world wide and is particularly focussed on the sharing and representation of archaeological knowledge. The site of Quseir al-Qadim (old Quseir) is eight kilometres north of the modern town of Quseir, on the Egyptian Red Sea coast. University of Southampton.

Second Temple Synagogues This site is devoted to the study of Second Temple Synagogues"that is, synagogues which existed prior to the Jerusalem Temple's destruction in year 70 A.D.

Sir Austen Henry Layard - Discoveries at Nineveh Discoveries At Nineveh by Austen Henry Layard, Esq., D.C.L. Text source: A Popular Account of Discoveries at Nineveh. Austen Henry Layard. J. C. Derby. New York. 1854. [Archaeology]

Space Radar Images of Earth Giza, Egypt. Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. Lost City of Ubar, Arabian Peninsula. Safsaf Oasis, Egypt. Tetraktys. Ubar in S. Oman, Arabian Peninsula. Wadi Kufra, Libya.

Tel Dor Archaeological Expediton Tel Dor Archaeological Excavations/The Voyage of the Planaet Mag

Tell Abu Duwari A large early second millennium B.C. village, research abstracted in Journal of Field Archaeology; and an abstract from a subsequent season.[Archaeological Sites] [Iraq]

Tell Ahmar Excavations Historical Significance of Til Barsib.

Tell Tuneinir, Syria St. Louis Archaeological Expeditions. Research objectives include the definition of the city's Islamic Period commercial structures, identification of features related to the church and monastery used by a Syriac speaking congregation, and investigation of various pre-Islamic strata.

The Dead Sea scrolls and other Hebrew MSS project The Institute of Jewish Studies - Research and Academic Centers and Projects.

The Edinburgh Ras Shamra Project (E R S P ) Archive of digital images of some of the texts written in the alphabetic cuneiform script developed at the ancient city of Ugarit, as well information on matters Ugaritic in general. The project is based in the Hebrew and Old Testament Department, New College, at the University of Edinburgh.

The German Palestinian Society The Deutscher Palästina-Verein (German Society for the Exploration of Israel) focuses primarily on scientific research into the history and culture of Israel, especially biblical history. To achieve its aim the Society brings together people with a common interest in Israel and makes their research available to the wider public.

The Israel Antiquities Authority Main Site.

The lions that adorn the Ishtar Gate Close up of the lions that adorn the Ishtar Gate. [BABYLONIA] [Near East] [Art] [Archaeology] [Architecture]

The Oriental Institute University of Chicago

The Pool-Complex at Petra Despite decades of excavation in and around Petra, archaeologists continue to grapple with the issues of chronological development and the organization of the city as a center of political and economic importance.

The Step Pyramid Complex of Djoser University of Pennsylvania. The Step Pyramid Complex of Djoser (also spelled Zozer) was built during the Third Dynasty (ca. 2800 B.C.) in what is now Saqqara, Egypt. Djoser's Step Pyramid is generally considered the first tomb in Egypt to be built entirely of stone.

The Tel Hazor Excavations Project Hazor was an ancient Canaanite and Israelite City located in the north of modern day Israel. Recent archaeological excavations have revealed how important this city was in antiquity. This site provides information about Tel Hazor and information for prospective volunteers who may wish to participate in further excavations at Hazor. No previous experience in archaeology is required.

The West Semitic Research Project Ancient images and commentary relating to the Bible and the ancient Near East. (U.S.C.)

Tomb of Senneferi at Luxor, Egypt The tomb of Senneferi is one of the 'Tombs of the Nobles' on the West Bank at Luxor in Egypt. In these pages you can find out about an ongoing excavation in Egypt: what the tomb is, how archaeology is done, what we find, and many other things!

University College at London Department of Western Asiatic Archaeology, research in Bahrain, Yemen, Turkmenistan, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. [Archaeological Sites] [Iraq] [University Programs]

Ur From the University of Pennsylvania Museum, a bit of information on this Mesopotamian culture, in a site put together for a new travelling exhibit. [Archaeological Sites] [Iraq]

Wadi Araba Archaeological Research Project University of Maryland. Bir Madhkur Excavation and Survey, Rujm Taba Salvage Excavations, Central Araba Archaeological Survey

Wadi Ziqlab Project Since 1987, the Wadi Ziqlab Project, directed by Ted Banning of the University of Toronto, has conducted archaeological survey and excavation of Epipalaeolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic, and Early Bronze Age sites in northern Jordan, following initial survey in 1981 and test excavations in 1986.

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