External resources

Companion website for Assyria in the 7th century BC

Knowledge and Power in the Neo-Assyrian Empire [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/saao/knpp/]
Created by Karen Radner at University College London and Eleanor Robson at the University of Cambridge.

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.

British Museum collection database [http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database.aspx]
This online database covers all collections of the British Museum, including its rich Assyrian materials, and allows easy access to catalogue data and images. The British Museum's cuneiform tablets and other inscribed objects, including the letters of the Assyrian royal correspondence and other texts from the Neo-Assyrian period, can also be accessed via the British Museum's pages of the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative [http://cdli.ucla.edu/collections/bm/bm.html].

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

Biainili - Urartu [http://www.biainili-urartu.de]
This website presents archaeological and historical research on the ancient kingdom of Biainili, better known under the Assyrian name Urartu. Created and maintained by Stephan Kroll.

Google Earth [http://earth.google.com/]
An interactive satellite imagery application. Explore the locations of Assyrian cities using our content for Google Earth. Download all Google Earth content (KMZ files) used in People, Gods & Places (12KB) [~/downloads/assyrian-empire-builders.kmz]. Follow these instructions to download Google Earth [http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html] for your computer.

The identification of ancient places with modern sites is not always certain. We have followed the certainty codes 1-4 in Parpola and Porter, Helsinki atlas (2001), and coloured the pins in the Google Earth (KMZ) files accordingly:

  1. Yellow: definitely known location (no "probably/perhaps/possibly" in People, Gods & Places).
  2. Green: "probably" known to be a modern location.
  3. Aqua: "perhaps" known to be a modern location.
  4. White: "possibly" known to be a modern location.

Image databases

Atlas [http://tinyurl.com/2tws6f]
The Louvre's online image database, including objects from Khorsabad [http://cartelen.louvre.fr/cartelen/visite?srv=rs_display_res&critere=Khorsabad&operator=AND&nbToDisplay=20&photoOnly=true&langue=fr&x=0&y=0].

British Museum Highlights [http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights.aspx]
The British Museum's online image database, including a substantial number of Neo-Assyrian artefacts.

Iraq Museum Database [http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/IRAQ/dbfiles/Iraqdatabasehome.htm]
An online database of objects kept at the Iraq Museum, Baghdad, including objects from Nimrud [http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/IRAQ/dbfiles/ex_nos.htm#nimrud_a], maintained by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

Oriental Institute Virtual Museum [http://oi.uchicago.edu/museum/virtual/]
Explore the Assyrian Galleries of the Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago, including its numerous objects from Khorsabad [http://oi.uchicago.edu/museum/virtual/as/], on a virtual tour.

Affiliated projects

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 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.

The Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus (Oracc) [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/]
Directed by Steve Tinney at the University of Pennsylvania, Eleanor Robson at the University of Cambridge and Niek Veldhuis at the University of California at Berkeley, Oracc comprises a workspace and toolkit for the development of a complete corpus of cuneiform whose rich annotation and open licensing support the next generation of scholarly research.

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