The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago The Oriental Institute is a research organization and museum devoted to the study of the ancient Near East. Founded in 1919 by James Henry Breasted, the Institute, a part of the University of Chicago, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the archaeology, philology, and history of early Near Eastern civilizations.
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Dura-Europos: Excavating Antiquity | Yale University Art Gallery The archaeological site of Dura-Europos, in modern Syria, is a fascinating crossroads of ancient cultures. It is perhaps best known for the important finds unearthed during the excavations in the 1920s and 1930s sponsored by Yale University and the French Academy of Inscriptions and Letters. These discoveries included a shrine to the god Mithras, a synagogue whose assembly room walls were covered with painted biblical scenes, and one of the earliest Christian house churches. The paintings and sculpture from these buildings—and the over 12,000 artifacts of daily life excavated by the archaeologists now preserved at the Yale University Art Gallery—present a vivid picture of life in a Roman city in the third century A.D.
École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem (EBAF) Née en 1890, à l’initiative de quelques religieux dominicains du monastère Saint-Étienne (appellation locale, ailleurs « couvent ») emmenés par le Père Marie-Joseph Lagrange, l’École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem (EBAF), reliée à l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres depuis 1920, rassemble une communauté de frères qui s’efforcent de servir la Bible et l’Église en tenant ensemble la raison et la foi, la vie intellectuelle et la vie spirituelle. S’y adjoignent, ponctuellement ou durablement, des enseignants, étudiants et chercheurs venus du monde entier et d’horizons spirituels variés.
Parthian Empire – History and Coins of Ancient Parthia The Parthian Empire is a fascinating period of Persian history closely connected to Greece and Rome. Ruling from 247 B.C. to A.D. 228 in ancient Persia (Iran), the Parthians defeated Alexander the Great’s successors, the Seleucids, conquered most of the Middle East and southwest Asia, controlled the Silk Road and built Parthia into an Eastern superpower. The Parthian empire revived the greatness of the Achaemenid empire and counterbalanced Rome’s hegemony in the West. Parthia at one time occupied areas now in Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaidzhan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Israel.
Sasanika – The History and Culture of Sasanians One of the most remarkable empires and civilizations of the first millennium CE was that of the Sasanian Empire. As one of the two great powers of late antiquity, the Sasanian domain eventually encompassed not only modern day Iran and Iraq, but it also controlled or influenced the greater part of Central Asia (Afghanistan, Tukremenestan, Uzbekestan), Caucasus (Republic of Azerbijan, Armenia and Georgia) and the Near East (Syria, Arabia, Persian Gulf Arab states, Israel and Egypt).
ArchéOrient – Le Blog | environnements et sociétés de l’Orient ancien Le carnet a pour but de réunir les membres du laboratoire Archéorient et de leur proposer un nouvel outil valorisant pour la diffusion de leurs activités et de leurs recherches. Ce carnet de recherche se veut un lieu d’exposition, régulièrement tenu à jour, des travaux et des résultats des chercheurs, de leurs publications et des manifestations diverses auxquelles ils participent. Il vise à faire circuler débats et idées et à favoriser le partage d’expériences et informations au travers de la communauté scientifique des archéologues et historiens qui travaillent en Orient.
Garstang Museum – Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology – University of Liverpool The Garstang Museum of Archaeology has one of the most important collections of antiquities in the UK and reflects the long history of research into Archaeology at Liverpool University. Resources The museum is a unique teaching and research resource with a collection that includes objects excavated in Egypt, the Aegean, Sudan, Jericho, Anatolia and Great Brita
Babylon 3D Reconstruction of the ancient city of Babylon was created by me between March and May of 2013 for the Mesopotamia exhibition of the Royal Ontario Museum. See ROM webpage for more information. As there are more than enough textual, but not enough visual material on the web, this site will consist mostly of visuals.
ETANA | ETANA 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. Funded initially by a planning grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, then by a larger digitization grant from the same foundation, the ETANA web portal was launched in 2001.
Oriental Institute Publications Office | The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago James Henry Breasted, founder of the Oriental Institute, encouraged the publication of both scientific and popular reports on the results of the Institute’s research and activities in the Near East. Ancient language dictionaries, text editions, archaeological reports, and related Near Eastern studies are well represented in the more than 700 published reports since the early twentieth century (see Publications of the Oriental Institute, 1906–2014 — http://oi.uchicago.edu/research/publications/oic/oic-26-publications-ori…) — with many more in preparation. »
Oxford – CNRS Moteur de recherche et Wiki cdli:wiki [CDLI Wiki] Un moteur de recherche de tablettes sur le même site ! Directly linked to the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative, cdli:wiki is a collaborative project of members of the French CNRS team ArScAn-HAROC (Nanterre), and staff and students in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford, with contributors in several different countries, involved in researches in history of the ancient Near East. The cdli:wiki is currently funded by the Cluster (LabEx) Pasts in the Present through the project Digital Humanities and Assyriologie »