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Selected Internet Resources for Egyptology & Ancient Western Asian Studies:


  • Online Egyptological Bibliography
    The Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB) includes the volumes 1947 to 2001 of the previous Annual Egyptological Bibliography, some 46,000 titles in total. From early 2009, titles will be added as they become available, after review by the editor.

  • Dictionaries:

  • Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary
    The PSD is preparing an exhaustive dictionary of the Sumerian language which aims to be useful to non-specialists as well as Sumerologists. In addition, we are developing tools and datasets for working with the Sumerian language and its text-corpora.

  • Electronic Texts:

  • Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative
    The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) represents the efforts of an international group of Assyriologists, museum curators and historians of science to make available through the internet the form and content of cuneiform tablets dating from the beginning of writing, ca. 3350 BC, until the end of the pre-Christian era. We estimate the number of these documents currently kept in public and private collections to exceed 500,000 exemplars, of which now nearly 225,000 have been catalogued in electronic form by the CDLI.

  • Electronic Corpus of Sumerian Literature
    The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL), a project of the University of Oxford, comprises a selection of nearly 400 literary compositions recorded on sources which come from ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) and date to the late third and early second millennia BCE. The corpus contains Sumerian texts in transliteration, English prose translations and bibliographical information for each composition. The transliterations and the translations can be searched, browsed and read online using the tools of the website.

  • Electronic Projects:

  • Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives
    ETANA is envisioned to include the permanent archiving, dissemination and generation of both front- and back-end stages of scholarly knowledge (such as archaeological excavation reports, editions of ancient and modern texts, core early monographs, dictionaries, journals, and reports in the public domain), a portal to ANE Web resources, an electronic commons where scholars in the field can share data and images, and eventually an electronic publishing effort for "born digital" publications.