Archaeology, archaeology sites and museums

Archaeology, archaeological sites; ancient civilizations
A guide to websites, databases, archives and museums

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ARACHNE
Arachne is the central Object database of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and the Archaeological Institute of the University of Cologne, administrated by Reinhard Foertsch.
Arachne is intended to provide archaeologists and Classicists with a free internet research tool for quickly searching hundreds of thousands of records on objects and their attributes.


Abila Archaeological Project, Jordan

American Journal of Archaeology
Journal of the Archaeological Institute of America.

Anistoriton
Published in Greek and English, Anistoriton is a freely available, peer-reviewed electronic Journal of Archaeology, Art History and History.

Antiquity
A Quarterly journal of archaeological research with an archive, gallery, FAQ, events and announcement, and reviews.

Archaeological Data Services, University of York, U.K.
The Archaeology Data Service (ADS) supports research, learning and teaching with high quality and dependable digital resources. It does this by preserving digital data in the long term, and by promoting and disseminating a broad range of data in archaeology.

Archaeology Magazine
A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America.

ArchLib
An online library of publications for archaeology.

Athena Review Journal of  Archaeology, History and Exploration
Paleoanthropology, recent finds in archaeology.

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British Archaeological Jobs and Resources
UK Archaeology Resources

British Archeology
The voice of archaeology in Britain and beyond.

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CARAA (Centre d’Analyses et de Recherche en Art et Archéologie)
CARAA (Analytical and Research Center for Art and Archeology, now available in English) is an analytical research unit which applies the most suitable and modern physico-chemical techniques existing for cultural heritage and art market in order to answer questions related to the conservation, restoration, dating, characterization or authentication of art objects. You will find in it all the information you need concerning the analyses of works of art or archaeological objects.

Colombia *

The Ministry of Culture (Colombia)

 

Council for British Archaeology Internet Information Service
News, conferences and ongoing projects.

Current Archaeology
Britain’s popular archaeological magazine.

Databases, search engines *

ARACHNE
Arachne is the central Object database of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and the Archaeological Institute of the University of Cologne, administrated by Reinhard Foertsch.
Arachne is intended to provide archaeologists and Classicists with a free internet research tool for quickly searching hundreds of thousands of records on objects and their attributes. This combines an ongoing process of digitizing traditional documentation (stored on media which are both threatened by decay and largely unexplored) with the production of new digital object and graphic data.

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Egyptian archaeology *

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL, London
The Petrie Museum houses an estimated 80,000 objects, making it one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world.

Ancient Egypt, Wikipedia entry.

Arab.net, Egypt

Ancient Worlds section on ancient Egypt.

The Egyptian Museum, Cairo
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, also known as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, is home to a collection of 120,000 ancient Egyptian artifacts.

Egyptian Museum, Berlin

The British Museum Ancient Egyptian webpage.

Louvre Museum, Paris, Department of Egyptian Antiquities
Department of Egyptian Antiquities. The Department of Egyptian Antiquities presents vestiges from the civilizations that developed in the Nile Valley from the late prehistoric era (c. 4000 BC) to the Christian period (4th century AD).

Egyptian antiquities in the Louvre
A room-by-room list of Egyptian artifacts in the Louvre.

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
The Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum is among the world’s most important collections of Egyptian antiquities. The more than 17 000 objects date from a period of almost four thousand years, from the Egyptian Predynastic and Early Dynastic periods (ca. 3500 BC) to the early Christian era.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian art collection.

National Geographic Ancient Egypt archives.

Pi-Ramesses, Wikipedia entry.


Egyptian State Information Service.

Sculpture, painting and jewellery *

Ancient Egyptian painting and sculpture, an image gallery at Pinterest.

Ancient Egyptian sculpture, a photography gallery at Pinterest.

Ancient Egyptian art, an image gallery from Pinterest.

Ancient Egyptian jewellery, an image gallery from Pinterest.

Egyptology *

The Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.
The Griffith Institute has been at the heart of Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Oxford for over seventy years.

Egyptology News and Gossip

 

European Archaeology
This list is intended for the moderated discussion of European prehistoric and historic archaeology. The time period can range from the Early Palaeolithic through the 1800s.

French archaeology sites *

Wikipedia entries on archaeological site in France.

CARAA: Analysis and Research Centre for Art and Archaeeology
CARAA is an analytical research unit which applies the most suitable and modern physico-chemical techniques existing for cultural heritage and art market in order to answer questions related to the conservation, restoration, dating, characterization or authentication of art objects.

Greek archaeology *


Cycladic, Minoan and Mycenean internet resources.

Greek and Aegean archaeology web directory.

American School of Classical Studies, Athens.

The Corinth Computer Project

The Ure Museum, Reading

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Internet Archaeology Magazine
A fully referred e-journal from the UK. 

Italian archeological sites *

Archaeological Sites and Museums in Italy
The website of the Italian Government Tourist Board.

The Corinth Computer Project
Since 1988 a research team from the Mediterranean Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania has been involved in making a computerized architectural and topographical survey of the Roman colony of Corinth.

The Etruscan Archeological Museum of Chianciano Terme

Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze

National Archaeological Museum, Naples

Ostia, Portus

Ostia, Harbour City of Ancient Rome
Ostia, the harbour city of ancient Rome. Here you will find information for professional archaeologists and historians, for students of Roman archaeology and history, and for interested lay-people.

Ostia Antica 3d Scanning Project

Portus Project, University of Southhampton
Images from the Portus Project and the Portus in the Roman Mediterranean Project

Pompeii

Pompeii Forum Project
Documentation of the architecture and decoration of the Pompeii Forum.

Rome

Rome Reborn
Rome Reborn is an international initiative whose goal is the creation of 3D digital models illustrating the urban development of ancient Rome from the first settlement in the late Bronze Age (ca. 1000 B.C.) to the depopulation of the city in the early Middle Ages (ca. A.D. 550).

Virtual archaeology
The Archaeological Computing Research Group, University of Southhampton

Wikipedia entries on archaeological sites in Italy.

Journals *

Antiquity
Aa quarterly journal of archaeological research. It has been the main journal of international archaeological debate and reporting for 72 years.

About Archaeology

ADS Library
Research Reports, links to online bibliographic services, online journals.

ArchLib
Electronic library provided by the Council for British Archaeology.

ArchNet: Electronic Journals
A list of electronic journals.

Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History
The archaeology and history of England and its neighbours during the Anglo-Saxon period.

Archaeological Computing Newsletter
A quarterly newsletter focussing on a wide range of aspects of computing in archaeology.

ArchLib
An online library of publications for archaeology.

Athena Review
Paleoanthropology, recent finds in archaeology.

Archaeological Review from Cambridge
A journal of archaeology, managed by research students at the University of Cambridge.

Archaeology
An Official Publication of the Archaeological Institute of America.

British Archaeology
A popular archaeological magazine, published by the Council for British Archaeology.

Internet Archaeology
An international electronic journal for archaeology which publishes the results of archaeological research, including excavation reports.

ADS Library
Research Reports, links to online bibliographic services, online journals.

ArchNet: Electronic Journals
List of electronic journals from ArchNet.

Archaeological Computing Newsletter
A quarterly newsletter focussing on a wide range of aspects of computing in archaeology.

British Archaeology
A popular archaeological magazine, published by the Council for British Archaeology.

Current Archaeology
Britain’s popular archaeological magazine. Illustrated timeline of British archaeology, articles from past issues.

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Middle Eastern archaeology *

Archeology 2015
An International Conference: Ancient Cultures in the Lands of the Bible

The Biblical Archaeology Society

Near Eastern archaeology, Wikipedia entry. 

ETNA. 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. 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.

Near Eastern Archaeology Magazine

Council for British Research in the Levant

Near East Archaeology.net
This site can direct you to the principal societies and their publications and websites that contain the current events and ongoing research throughout the Near East in archaeology and history from the Paleolithic to Medieval eras.

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Museum of Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge
The Museum of Classical Archaeology is one of the few surviving collections of plaster casts of Greek & Roman sculpture in the world. A searchable online database.

Penn Museum/The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 
Founded in 1887, Penn Museum has conducted more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions around the world. Three gallery floors feature materials from Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Bible Lands, Mesoamerica, Asia and the ancient Mediterranean World, as well as artifacts from native peoples of the Americas, Africa and Polynesia.

Petra, Jordan *

Reconstructing Petra | History & Archaeology
Smithsonian Magazine

Petra Great Temple
Archaeology Magazine

Pre-Colombian *

Andean and Tiwanaku Archaeology, a timeline.

Archaeological sites in Colombia.
Wikipedia entries.

Piezas arqueológicas regresan a Colombia.

List of pre-Columbian cultures.
Wikipedia entries.

The National Museum of the American Indian

Pre-Colombian art history websites.

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Societies, organizations *

Society of Antiquaries of London
Founded in 1701, the Society’s interests embrace all aspects of archaeology, architectural and art history, conservation, heraldry, anthropological, ecclesiastical, documentary, musical and linguistic study.

Society for Historical Archaeology, US.

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U.K. archaeology *

The Archaeology Group
The AOC Forensic Archaeology Unit is composed of qualified Forensic Archaeologists all of whom have postgraduate training in forensic archaeological science.

The Council for British Archaeology
The CBA is an educational charity working throughout the UK to involve people in archaeology and to promote the appreciation and care of the historic environment for the benefit of present and future generations.

The Festival of British Archaeology

British Archaeological Jobs and Resources
UK Archaeology Resources

British Archaeology
The voice of archaeology in Britain and beyond.

Warburg Institute, London
The Warburg Institute of the University of London exists principally to further the study of the classical tradition of European thought, literature, art and institutions derived from the ancient world. It houses an archive, a library and a photographic collection.

Archaeology sites