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Alonso S. Perales Photographs now available in...

Alonso S. Perales Photographs now available in the Digital Library! (Photo credit: D Services)

DATA and RESOURCES (open access)

Many require registration, and some might only be partially open access … but many have also access to Near Eastern material…


About.com – Archaeology (search engine, gives links to other sites)

The Alexandria Archive Institute

Aluka – Digital Library (for Africa)

*Ancient History Encyclopaedia

Ancient World Digital Library (older books scanned)  

Ancient World Scholarly Bibliographies

Arachne – Object Database

ArchaeoFind swicki (archaeological search engine) (can in some cases be grabbed for own homepage here)

Archaeology Data Service

Archaeology on the Net

ArchNet – WWW Virtual Library of Archaeology – Links

ArchSearch (at Archaeology Data Service, a search engine) (for GB only)

ARK – The Archaeological Recording Kit

Artefact Canada (open access?)(in French)

Atlantides – Feed Aggregators for Ancient Studies

Atlas – database of displayed objects at the Louvre (direct link)

AWOL – The Ancient World Online

AWOL – Alphabetical List of Open Access Journals in Ancient World Studies (15.Feb.2011)

BDTNS: Database of Neo-Sumerian Texts

Biblioteca Alexandria

British Library – Digitised Manuscripts

British Museum Collection – Database search

CCER – Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents


e-Corpus (search in various libraries)

Encyclopaedia Smithsonian

ETANA – Electronic Tools and Ancient Near East Archives – core texts

Gertrude Bell Library – Newcastle University

*Getty Publications – Virtual Library

GapVis – Visual Interface for Reading Ancient Texts (BETA)

Google Art Project (browse collections from many museums, build your own)

The Harris Matrix

*IDD – Iconography of Deities and Demons in the Ancient Near East

IRCICA – Farabi Digital Library (Travel in the Middle East)

ISAW – Online Resources

International Association for Obsidian Studies

Internet Archive – Digital Library

Jean and Alexander Heard Library – Vanderbilt University

KNAW Digital Library

List of schools offering archaeological degrees

Livius – Articles on Ancient History (has lists of literature on the different articles)

MedArchNet – Mediterannean Archaeological Network

MENAdoc Digital Library Online

Museum of Underwater Archaeology – Image and Document Collections

OAD –Open Access Directories (a wiki)(registration free)

OAPEN Library – Open Access Publishing in European Networks

Open Access Archaeology (searches in open access publications only, also possible to search for journals)(very nice)

Open Context: Data publication for Cultural Heritage and Field Research

Open Directory Project (dmoz) (links to various data by subject)(many languages) (outdated though…)


*Open Library

Oriental Institute Open Access Publications (list pr. 3.Nov.2013)

Oxford Digital Library

Penn Museum – Online Collection

Pleiades (gazetteer and graph of ancient places)

PLoS one – Public Library of Science

Project Gutenberg – Archaeology (books, a few old titles)

QGIS – Quantum GIS (Geographic Information System)

Radiocarbon WEB info

Register & Read at JStor

Research Archives of the Oriental Institute – Chicago (a lot of open access)

SIRIS – Smithsonian Institute Research Information System

Sisyphos: a collection of online archaeological and Egyptological resources (in German and English)

Ubiquity Press – open scholarship

*UCL – Library Services (some open access)

UK Web Archive (also old off-line websites)

World Atlas of Archaeology on the Web

ZENON DAI– Zentraler Online Katalog (also English titles)



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