External resources

Other media

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time - The Library at Nineveh [http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/inourtime_20080515.shtml]
Discussion of politics and culture in the Assyrian empire, chaired by Melvyn Bragg and featuring Andrew George, Karen Radner, and Eleanor Robson. First broadcast on 15 May 2008; podcast available.

General resources

ABZU [http://www.etana.org/abzubib]
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. If it isn't on ABZU [http://www.etana.org/abzubib] it's probably crazy.

Livius: Mesopotamia [http://www.livius.org/babylonia.html]
A collection of articles, images, and translations of ancient chronicles relating to ancient Mesopotamia, particularly Assyria and Babylonia in the first millennium BC. Created and maintained by Jona Lendering.

Mesopotamia [http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk]
A site for school children and students, created by the British Museum. See especially the sections on Astronomers of Babylon [http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/astronomer/home_set.html] and Palaces of Assyria [http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/palaces/home_set.html].

Google Earth [http://earth.google.com/]
An interactive satellite imagery application. Explore the locations of Assyrian cities using our content for Google Earth. To view Assyrian stars and constellations with our content for Google Sky you need Google Earth 4.2 or later. Follow these instructions to download Google Earth [http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html] for your computer.

Your Sky [http://www.fourmilab.ch/yoursky/]
Created by J. Walker at Fourmilab, 2003. An interactive planetarium enabling you to plot the night sky from any point on the earth's surface at any time. The co-ordinates of Nineveh are: 36.3667 N, 43.14 E.

Affiliated projects

Assyrian Empire Builders: Governors, diplomats and soldiers in the service of Sargon II, king of Assyria [http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sargon/]
Directed by Karen Radner at University College London

The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project (State Archives of Assyria) [http://www.helsinki.fi/science/saa/]
Directed by Simo Parpola at the University of Helsinki

The Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/rinap/]
Directed by Grant Frame at the University of Pennsylvania

The Geography of Knowledge in Assyria and Babylonia: a Diachronic Comparison of Four Scholarly Libraries [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/cams/gkab/]
Directed by Eleanor Robson at the University of Cambridge and Steve Tinney at the University of Pennsylvania

Oracc, the Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/]
Created by Steve Tinney at the University of Pennsylvania and steered by Eleanor Robson, Steve Tinney, and Niek Veldhuis of the University of California Berkeley

Digital Nineveh Archives [http://archive.cyark.org/nineveh-region-intro]
Directed by David Stronach at University of California Berkeley and Eleanor Barbanes Wilkinson at Durham University

Assurbanipal Library Project [http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/research_projects/ashurbanipal_library_phase_1.aspx]
Directed by Jon Taylor at the Department of the Middle East of the British Museum
View the British Museum's Kuyunjik Collection [http://cdli.ucla.edu/collections/bm/bm.html], including tablets from Assurbanipal's Library, on CDLI [http://cdli.ucla.edu]

Image databases

Ancient Near Eastern Art [http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/curatorial-departments/ancient-near-eastern-art]
at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Including a large number of Neo-Assyrian [http://www.metmuseum.org/search-results#!/search?q=Neo-Assyrian] artefacts and features.

Atlas [http://tinyurl.com/2tws6f]
The Louvre's online image database, including several objects from Nineveh [http://cartelen.louvre.fr/cartelen/visite?srv=rs_display_res&langue=fr&critere=ninive&operator=AND&nbToDisplay=20&photoOnly=true&x=22&y=7].

British Museum Collection [https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/search.aspx]
The British Museum's online image database, including a substantial number of Neo-Assyrian artefacts.

Site Photographs of Nineveh [https://oi.uchicago.edu/gallery/archaeological-site-photographs-mesopotamia-ninevah#nineveh01.png]
By John Sandars at the University of Chicago, 2002.

Specialist catalogues and bibliographies

The Babylonian Nineveh Texts [http://www.fincke-cuneiform.com/nineveh/babylonian/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 dialect, not Assyrian.

Cuneiform Digital Palaeography Project [http://www.cdp.bham.ac.uk/]
Directed by Alasdair Livingstone at the University of Birmingham, 1999-2007.

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

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

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