Institute für Assyriologie/Altorientalistik
Forschungsprojekte, digitale Textsammlungen u.Ä.
Ancient Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses |
"The Mesopotamian literary corpus is one of the oldest literatures in the world. It is infused with the divine, because religion played a crucial part in the way Mesopotamians expressed their thoughts about human life. Mesopotamian religion was polytheistic, with a pantheon consisting of hundreds if not thousands of gods of varying importance. This website offers information about the fifty most important gods and goddesses and provides starting points for further research. "
Ancient World Online, The (AWOL) |
"This blog began with a series of entries under the heading AWOL on the Ancient World Bloggers Group Blog. I have decided to move it to its own space here beginning in 2009.The primary focus of the blog will be notice and comment on open access material relating to the ancient world, but I will also include other kinds of networked information as it comes available. [...]"
British Museum Database, The |
"The Museum’s entire digitised database to date can be found here. New records and images are being added every week. When complete the database will contain a record of every object in the Museum collection, with associated conservation and scientific reports where available."
Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative, The (CDLI) |
"The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) represents the ongoing efforts of an international group of Assyriologists, museum curators and historians of science to make freely available through the internet images and content of cuneiform tablets dating from the beginning of writing, ca. 3350 BC, until the end of the pre-Christian era."
Database of Neo-Sumerian Texts (BDTNS) |
"The aim of the project has been the creation of an open database able to manage more than 95,300 administrative cuneiform tablets written in the Sumerian language (c. 84,100 published, and 11,200 unpublished). These tablets belong to the Neo-Sumerian period (c. 2100-2000 BC), coming basically from five southern cities of Ancient Mesopotamia –Ur, Nippur, Drehem, Girsu and Umma–, and to a minor extent from some other urban settlements of the Neo-Sumerian period."
Ebla Digital Archives |
"The aim of the Ebla Digital Archives [ EbDA ] database is to provide a digital edition of the entire corpus of cuneiform texts belonging to the Ebla Royal Archives. Texts are reproduced in the same sequence as in the individual volumes of the series Archivi Reali di Ebla – Testi published by the “Italian Archaeological Mission to Siria” of the Sapienza University of Rome."
Electronic Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary (ePSD) |
"Welcome to the website of the Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary Project (PSD). 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 Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature, The |
"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."
Emar Online Database |
"The Emar Online Database includes references to the texts from Emar and its vicinity found in the scholarly literature up to 2003, following the Emar bibliography by Betina I. Faist, Josué-Javier Justel, and Juan-Pablo Vita. The texts included in our database were those dug by the French excavations at Tell Meskene during the early 70s, as well as those coming from illegal diggings on the site, which made their way to the antiquity market and were eventually bought by private collectors and institutions."
Etana: Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives |
"ETANA is a multi-institutional collaborative project initiated in August 2000, as an electronic publishing project designed to enhance the study of the history and culture of the ancient Near East."
Hethitologie-Portal Mainz |
"Das Hethitologie-Portal Mainz hat zum Ziel: Quellen und Dokumente online zur Verfügung zu stellen, Datensammlungen für die Weiterverwendung aufzubereiten und vor dem Verfall zu bewahren, Quellen und Datensammlungen in produktiver Weise miteinander zu verknüpfen, dadurch die Kooperation zu fördern, neue Arbeitsweisen und -möglichkeiten zu entwickeln und damit den Erkenntnisfortschritt zu fördern sowie die Arbeit durch Entlastung von traditionellen Routinearbeiten zu erleichtern."
Iconography of Deities and Demons in the Ancient Near East (IDD) |
"Iconography of Deities and Demons in the Ancient Near East (IDD) is designed as a companion to the Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (DDD), edited by Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking and Pieter van der Horst (Leiden: Brill, 2nd edition 1999). Its focus will be on visual sources, which are essential for interpreting the religious symbol systems of antiquity."
KeiBi online: Die Keilschrift-Bibliographie im Netz |
"Die in der Zeitschrift Orientalia des Päpstlichen Bibelinstituts in Rom erscheinende Internationale Keilschriftbibliographie (KeiBi) ist seit ihrer ersten Ausgabe im Jahre 1940 (Orientalia N.S. Bd. 9) zu einem unentbehrlichen Hilfsmittel für Forschung, Lehre und Studium der altorientalistischen Disziplinen geworden. Jedoch - wie in allen gedruckten, über einen längeren Zeitraum hinweg erscheinenden Bibliographien - ist die Recherche darin nicht ohne Mühe. Um dies zu erleichtern, präsentieren wir die KeiBi-Daten in Form einer Datenbank, in der alle erschienenen Ausgaben gleichzeitig durchsucht werden können."
Knowledge and Power in the Neo-Assyrian Empire |
"In the seventh century BC the Assyrian monarch was the most powerful human being in the whole Middle East. Hundreds of letters, queries and reports show scholars advising the Assyrian royal family on matters ominous, astrological and medical, often with direct impact on political affairs. Along with court poetry and royal prophecies, they give an extraordinary vivid insight into the actual practice of scholarship in the context of the first well-documented courtly patronage of scientific activity in world history.
These Assyrian scholarly writings - letters, poetry, queries and reports - were published in eight edited volumes which are now out of print or difficult to get hold of. [...]
With the kind permission of the authors and the Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, this project brings together translations and transliterations of all 2100 of these texts. We have also added a wealth of material from our undergraduate lectures and seminars to support our own teaching and to provide resources for colleagues in history of science and religion who do not have access to specialist libraries."
Landsberger Archive |
"Benno Landsberger (Friedek 21 April 1890 - Chicago 26 April 1968), one of the forefathers of Assyriology and of Akkadian lexicography, bequeathed his private library to the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. For many years now B. Landsberger's books make part of the library of Assyriology at the Institute of Archaeology in Jerusalem.
In April 2012, while taking account of material stored in the basement of the Institute of Archaeology, Nathan Wasserman found two boxes and identified them as containing B. Landsberger's estate – private letters, mss. of public lectures, some photos, and many notes and notebooks of his early days as a student in Leipzig – totally unknown hitherto.
The material was collected and arranged by N.W. and parts of it were scanned for public reference (by Mijal Ribco). In June 2012 Michael P. Streck went over the documents and prepared a preliminary catalogue of the estate. As more archival documents and letters of B. Landsberger are found at the Altorientalisches Institut in Leipzig, M.P.S. and N.W. intend to publish the available personal material B. Landsberger in its entirety - from Jerusalem and from Leipzig - in the near future."
Livius.org: Mesopotamia |
"Livius is a website on ancient history written and maintained since 1996 by the Dutch historian Jona Lendering. It started on a different URL; the present one has been in use since 2000. The website is not for profit; with a couple of exceptions that have been indicated, you can use every photo and text, provided that you refer back to Livius and do not make profit either."
Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, The |
"The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, started in 1986, is a long-term undertaking to collect all published and unpublished Neo-Assyrian texts into an electronic database, Corpus of Neo-Assyrian (CNA), and maintain the database as a research tool [...]."
Nineveh Tablet Collection |
"The British Museum's Ashurbanipal Library Project focused on the Babylonian texts from Nineveh (Kouyunjik) is investigating the kind of Babylonian compositions the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal (668-627 BC) ordered to include into his royal library and their relation to the rest of the Kouyunjik Collection and to the king's collecting activities [...]"
Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus (Oracc Portal), The |
"Oracc is a collaborative effort to develop a complete corpus of cuneiform whose rich annotation and open licensing support the next generation of scholarly research. [...]"
Propylaeum - Virtuelle Fachbibliothek - Altorientalistik |
"Das Fachportal wurde für acht Bereiche der Altertumswissenschaften entwickelt: Ägyptologie, Alte Geschichte, Altorientalistik, Byzantinistik, Klassische Archäologie, Klassische Philologie, Mittel- und Neulateinische Philologie und Vor- und Frühgeschichte. Es kommt dem Bedürfnis des Internetnutzers nach schneller Literaturrecherche und nach einem möglichst direkten Zugriff auf wissenschaftlich hochwertige Information entgegen. Wissenschaftler und Laien können aus einer Reihe von Angeboten im jeweiligen Fachbereich wählen. Es ist vorgesehen, alle diese Angebote so einzubinden, dass über eine Metasuche gleichzeitig eine Vielzahl von Nachweisinstrumenten und Datenbanken recherchiert werden kann."
SEAL: Sources of Early Akkadian Literature |
"SEAL ("Sources of Early Akkadian Literature"), which started at 2007, is updated regularly. It aims to compile a complete indexed corpus of Akkadian literary texts from the 3rd and 2nd Millennia BCE, attempting to enable the efficient study of the entire early Akkadian literature in all its philological, literary, and historical aspects."
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