External resources

General resources

ABZU [http://www.etana.org/abzu]
A guide to information related to the study of the ancient Near East on the web, 1994-. A portal run by the University of Chicago.

Achemenet [http://www.achemenet.com/]
A resource website on all matters concerning Achaemenid history and Late-Babylonian studies with extensive publications online.

Livius, articles on ancient history [http://www.livius.org/babylonia.html]
History and epigraphy, especially of the first millennium BC. A very useful catalogue of transliterated and translated Assyrian and Babylonian chronicles.

Knowledge and scholarship in the ancient world

Materialities of Assyrian Knowledge Production: Object Biographies of Inscribed Artefacts from Nimrud for Museums and Mobiles [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/nimrud/]
An AHRC-funded follow-on project to GKAB, which uses the Assyrian city of Nimrud to explore how archaeological artefacts find their way into gallery cases and museum websites, how things found in the ground get transformed into specimens for scientific and historical study, and how the processes of making archaeological knowledge have changed over the past two centuries.
The project also aims to bring together as many as possible existing online resources on Nimrud, as well as creating substantial new interpretative content, designed and licensed for re-use by museums in mobile gallery guides.

Knowledge and Power in the Neo-Assyrian Empire [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/saao/knpp/]
An e-learning website on scholarship under Assyrian rule with online editions of SAA 3, 9, 10 and 13 (Letters from Assyrian and Babylonian scholars), SAA 4 (Queries to the Sungod: divination and politics in Sargonid Assyria) and SAA 8 (Astrological reports to Assyrian kings).

TOPOI: the formation and transformation of space and knowledge in ancient civilisations [http://www.topoi.org]
A Berlin-based Excellence cluster which researches the interdependence of space and knowledge in the civilisations of the Ancient Near East, the Mediterranean, and surrounding regions.

Science and Empire in the Roman World [http://arts.st-andrews.ac.uk/science-and-empire/]
A research project at the University of St Andrews led by Professor Greg Woolf.

Centre for Canon and Identity Formation [http://cif.tors.ku.dk/]
A project on the intellectual history of Mesopotamia and Egypt at the University of Copenhagen, directed by Professor Kim Ryholt.

Related projects

The Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/]
Steered by Eleanor Robson at the University of Cambridge, Steve Tinney at the University of Pennsylvania, and Niek Veldhuis at UC Berkeley.

The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative [http://cdli.ucla.edu/]
A database of cuneiform tablets from the beginning of writing until the end of the pre-Christian era, directed by Bob Englund of UCLA.

Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Lexical Texts (DCCLT) [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/dcclt/]
Project led by Professor Niek Veldhuis of the University of California at Berkeley.

The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL) [http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk]
Sumerian literary works accessible online in transliteration and translation.

State Archives of Assyria online [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/saao/]
by courtesy of Simo Parpola, directory of the Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project at the University of Helsinki.

Museums housing GKAB tablets

British Museum [http://www.britishmuseum.org/]

Musée du Louvre [http://www.louvre.fr/llv/commun/home.jsp]

Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara [http://www.anadolumedeniyetlerimuzesi.gov.tr/]

Staatliche Museen, Berlin [http://www.smb.spk-berlin.de/smb/index.php]

Specialist catalogues and bibliographies

The Babylonian Nineveh Texts [http://www.fincke-cuneiform.com/nineveh/index.htm]
By Jeannette Fincke at the University of Heidelberg, 2003. A specialists' catalogue of the scholarly tablets from Nineveh that were written in Babylonian, not Assyrian, dialect.

Bibliography of Mesopotamian Astronomy and Astrology [http://www.phys.uu.nl/~vgent/babylon/babybibl.htm]
By R. H. Van Gent at Utrecht University.

Medicine in Mesopotamia [http://www.discourse-analysis.com/pages/mesopotamia/mesopotamia.html]
By Hélène Perdicoyianni-Paléologou, 2012.

Research Sources for Astrology: Mesopotamian and Near Eastern Sources [http://www.smoe.org/arcana/astrol4.html]
By Lester Ness, 2002.

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