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Ancient History

About the Greco-Roman World
http://ancienthistory.about.com/
Directory of sites dealing with ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt and Mesopotamia..

Abzu : Oriental Research Insitute
http://www.etana.org/abzu
"Abzu is an experimental guide to the rapidly increasing, and widely distributed data relevant to the study and public presentation of the Ancient Near East via the Internet." It is maintained by the Oriental Research Institute of Chicago. You can find many primary and secondary sources in full text here.

Academic Info
http://www.academicinfo.net/histanc.html
Non-profit site featuring many links to important documentation about ancient cultures. Only problem with the site is their inclusion of a credit card icon for fund raising purposes.

Ancient Greek and Roman Medicine
hhttp://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu
Excellent resource from the University of Virginia.

Archeology of Israel
http://www.imj.org.il/eng/archaeology/index.html
Site created by the Israeli Museum in Jerusalem.

Biblical Archeology
http://www.biblicalarcheology.net/
The most comprehensive free site on this material on the web.

Bullfinch's Mythology
http://www.bartleby.com/bulfinch/
The entire text.

Celtic Art and Sculpture
http://www.unc.edu/courses/art111/celtic/index.html
This site was "created for use in the Art History course Celtic Art and Cultures (Art 111) at UNC in the Fall semester, 1998. This site continues to be used for the students working on independent studies"

Celtic European History
http://vlib.iue.it/history/chronological/celtic_europe.html

Links from the acclaimed Virtual Library.

The Classics Collection, University of Florida
http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/cm/classics/
Includes the Argos search engine of the ancient web linking the user to countless ancient literature and history sites.

Classics Studies Web
http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/cm/wessclassics/
The Association of College and Research Libraries site for classics. "Classics Studies Web is designed to provide access to scholarly resources in Classics Studies. The geographical coverage includes the Mediterranean (particularly Greece and Rome) during the Classical and Hellenistic periods".

Classics Unveiled
http://www.classicsunveiled.com/
Roman life and history, Latin vocabulary, Greek mythology.

Dead Sea Scrolls
http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/deadsea.scrolls.exhibit/intro.html
Site created by the Library of Congress.

Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World
http://www.stoa.org/diotima/
"Diotima serves as an interdisciplinary resource for anyone interested in patterns of gender around the ancient Mediterranean and as a forum for collaboration among instructors who teach courses about women and gender in the ancient world. This site includes course materials, the beginnings of a systematic and searchable bibliography, and links to many on-line resources, including articles, book reviews, databases, and images"

From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/
Frontline production theories, some controversial, on the early history of Christianity. Articles, and vivid images.

Edward Gibbon .
http://books.mirror.org/gb.gibbon.html
Biographical material on the great 18th century historian, as well as the text of the Gibbon's Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire.

Egyptian Site
http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webunits/egypt/
Originally created by students at Richmond University, this site contains information on the peole,  land, the language, the Gods, the Pharaohs, the writing, and the pyramids of Ancient Egypt.!  Includes image files and links.


Egyptology Resources on the Web
http://www.newton.cam.ac.uk/egypt/
British site using Cambridge University servers.

Exploring Ancient World Sites
http://eawc.evansville.edu/
A wonderful site created at the University of Evansville. Includes extensive information and links to sites dealing with the ancient Near East, India, Egypt, China, Greece, Rome and Europe.

Inside the Pyramid
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/
Come Step Inside the Pyramid and Experience it Yourself! Interactive site created by NOVA featuring, history, and archeology.

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/asbook.html
Excellent site created at Fordham University includes full texts of many ancient texts including the works of Herodotus, Thucydides, Aristotle, Xenophon, Pausanias, Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Tacitus, Suetonius, Cicero, Juvenal, Julius Caesar , Sallust, Livy, Pliny and the complete works of Plato.

KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt
http://www.egyptology.com/kmt/
Excellent journal of egyptology.

LacusCurtius: Gateway to Ancient Roman
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/home.htmll
Includes the Roman Gazetteer, a commented photo album of Roman towns and monuments; the complete texts of William Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities; A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome; Pagan and Christian Rome: an account, by Rodolfo Lanciani; The RomanSites Archives: A gateway to over 2000 websites on the history, art and literature of ancient Rome; and Roman Roads in Britain, by Thomas Codrington:

Official Website for Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities
http://www.guardians.net/hawass/
This site features much discussion about Giza as Dr. Zahi is also the Director of excavations there.

Perseus Digital Library Project
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/
Tufts University project supplying translated primary and secondary text sources for the study of Greek and Roman civilization. This site also includes an extensive Papyri collection.

Prehistory
http://vlib.iue.it/history/chronological/prehistory.htmll
Numerous links to history and archeology sites dealing with prehistory from the Virtual Library..

Roman Art and Architecture
http://www.arthist.umn.edu/aict/html/ancient.html     
Originally created through the University of Minnesota, this site is part of Art Images for College Teaching (AICT) is a personal, non-profit project of its author, art historian and visual resources curator Allan T. Kohl .

Roman Law search Engine
http://iuscivile.com/
Information on Roman law sources and literature, the teaching of Roman law, and the persons who engage in the study of Roman law created at the University of Aberdeen.

Rome Project
http://www.dalton.org/groups/rome/
A wonderful site created by New York's Dalton School. Sites on mythology and religion are very useful.

Seven Wonders of the World -  Heritage Site
http://worldheritagesite.org/tags/tag90.html 
Site with links to many official Heritage Site archeological sites of interest.

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
http://www.livius.org/se-sg/7wonders/seven_wonders.html
Brief discriptons of the famed Seven Wonders of the World. 

The Stone Pages
http://www.stonepages.com/
Megalithic culture built more than just Stonehenge. Take a tour of prehistoric architecture and visit the stone circles, dolmens, cairns and hillforts in Great Britain, France and Italy.

VRoma
http://vroma.org/
VRoma is first and foremost a community of scholars, both teachers and students, who help to create on-line resources for teaching Latin and ancient Roman culture and who use these resources in their courses...an on-line 'place,' modeled upon the ancient city of Rome, where students and instructors can interact live, hold courses and lectures, and share resources for the study of the ancient world...These extendible and customizable resources will include texts, commentaries, images, maps and other materials." A browsable and wonderful resource and teaching tool.

Why do Civilizations Collapse?
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/collapse/
An interactive program produced by the Annenberg/CPB Multimedia Collection, this engaging online program engages the viewer while offering information on the rise and fall of such ancient civilizatons as the Mesopotamian, Maya, Chaco Canyon, and Mali.

World Civilizations
http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/WORLD.HTM
A complete internet class resource covering all periods, including ancient civilizations.

WWW- VL - Ancient Egypt
http://vlib.iue.it/history/chronological/ancient_egypt.html
Extensive resource to hundreds of links, including full text sites, museum sites and on-line publications.

WWW - VL : Ancient Greece
http://web.archive.org/
Virtual Catalog's central site in Florence, Italy provides these links. Extensive resource to hundreds of links, including full text sites, museum sites and on-line publications. Many of the great classics are provided in electronic format, free of charge.

WWW - VL : Helenic Age
http://vlib.iue.it/history/chronological/hellenistic.html
Extensive resource to hundreds of links, including full text sites, museum sites and on-line publications.

WWW - VL: Ancient Rome
http://vlib.iue.it/history/europe/ancient_rome/index.html
Extensive resource to hundreds of links, including full text sites, museum sites and on-line publications. This site includes a search engine, as its database is so large. Many of the great classics are provided in electronic format, free of charge.

 


Medieval & Renaissance History

A Boke of Good Medieval Cookery
http://www.godecookery.com/godeboke/godeboke.htm
Byzantine through 17th Century recipies and everything in between. Medieval recipie translations and a glossary of terms is included.

Birka och Vikingarna:
http://www.skolinternet.telia.se/TIS/birka/
Prehistoric Sweden and its towns, featuring articles on the history of Birka, a Viking community, and on recent excavations of the area.

Chaucerian Cook Book
http://www.godecookery.com/chaucer/ccookery.htm
A wonderful collection of essays on food and drink during the time of Chaucer. Recipies are given too. (In case you have a hankering for Stubbel Goos with Percely)

Higgins Armory Museum - Collection & Research
http://www.higgins.org/Research/resources.shtml
Links to museums and resources for armor, medieval and renaissance warfare, and other sites relating to medieval and renaissance culture and society. The Higgins Museum in Worcester, MA houses the largest collection of armor outside of Europe. They also have a very complete in-house library.

Labyrinth
http://labyrinth.georgetown.edu/
A site created at Georgetown University, it includes full-text resources and links to many sources including such subjects as the Crusades, heraldry,and medieval woman.

Isadore of Seville
http://www.st-isidore.org/isidore.html
Unusual site with useful links to full text.

The Middle Ages
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages/
An interactive program produced by the Annenberg/CPB Multimedia Collection. This site describes what it was like to live in the middle ages. Try your hand at medieval medicine, guess which major European cathedral collapsed, and determine what type of hat would look best on your head if you lived eight hundred years ago.

Net Serf
http://www.netserf.org/
An extensive index to medieval web sites, collected, and annotated by Beau A.C. Harbin and sponsored by the Department of History at The Catholic University of America

Orb
http://www.the-orb.net/
"ORB is an academic site, written and maintained by medieval scholars for the benefit of their fellow instructors and serious students. All articles have been judged by at least two peer reviewers" Many interesting articles and links to sites providing not only information but full texts of medieval classics.

Plague and Public Life In Renaissance Europe
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/osheim/intro.html
"This project involves the creation of a hypertext archive of narratives, medical consilia, governmental records, religious and spiritual writings and images documenting the arrival, impact and response to the problem of epidemic disease in Western Europe between 1348 and 1530"

Renaissance
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/renaissance/
An interactive program produced by the Annenberg/CPB Multimedia Collection. Articles, visuals and a chance to interact. (Yes, you can even try to become a renaissance spice trader.)

Shakespeare Sources
http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/sources.htm
Primary Historical Documents from Brigham Young University.