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African Writing Systems - Professor Ayele Bekerie introduces the various writing systems of Africa including Ancient Egyptian, Meroitic and Ethiopic. Petroglyphs, pictographs, syllabic and alphabetic types.
Akkadian Cuneiform - John Heise explains the cuneiform writing system on clay tablets, the language, the grammar. Some texts examples with transliteration and explanation are presented. Bibliography.
British Epigraphy Society - An independent 'chapter' of the Association Internationale d'Epigraphie Grecque et Latine. Aims, constitution, committee, events, news, jobs and prizes.
Celtic Inscribed Stones - Online database of all non-Runic inscriptions on stone monuments in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Dumnonia, Brittany and the Isle of Man AD 400-1000. Hosted by University College London.
Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative - Translations of cuneiform tablets dating from the beginning of writing, ca. 3200 BC, until the end of the third millennium BC.
Harappa 'Earliest writing' - The earliest examples of writing may have been discovered in Pakistan, according to archaeologists working on the Harappa project. Dravidian, Tamil
Inscriptions from the Land of Israel - Project of the University of Virginia to create a searchable database of all the inscriptions from Israel from c.330 BC to 614 AD. Inscriptions from Beth She'arim currently available.
LacusCurtius: Latin Inscriptions - Bill Thayer's photographs and transcriptions of Etruscan and Roman inscriptions, arranged as a list for researchers and a self-paced course in Latin epigraphy for students.
Mesopotamian Year Names - The list of more than 2,000 Neo-Sumerian and Old Babylonian date formulae drawn up by Marcel Sigrist and Peter Damerow as a tool for the dating of cuneiform tablets.
Picturing the Past - Researcher Tom Malzbender has invented a tool that lets scholars see ancient inscribed texts in ways never before possible. Illustrated article from Hewlett-Packard Labs.
Roman Inscriptions of Britain - Roman expert Guy de la Bédoyère has made available on-line the texts from the standard work 'Roman Inscriptions of Britain', vol.1.
Rosetta Stone - Photograph and description from the British Museum of the slab found in 1799 in Rosetta, with a text written in hieroglyphs, Demotic and Greek, enabling the crucial breakthrough in deciphering Egyptian writing.
Rosetta Stone - Photograph and description from the British Museum of the slab found in 1799 in Rosetta, with a text written in hieroglyphs, Demotic and Greek, enabling the crucial breakthrough in deciphering Egyptian writing.
Sumerian Language - John Halloran's lexicon of Sumerian, paper analyzing Proto-Sumerian, illustrated description of symbolic counting tokens, proverbs in Sumerian cuneiform and a map of Sumerian archaeological sites.
Sumerian Lexical Archive - Forum for the presentation and discussion of particular points of the Sumerian lexicon, edited by Miguel Civil, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago.
Sumerian Text Archive - Offers a collection of transliterated Sumerian texts, using only characters from the ASCII alphabet so that the text files can be used on every type of computer. Hosted by Leiden University.
The Edinburgh Ras Shamra Project - Jeff Lloyd and Nick Wyatt of the University of Edinburgh provide digital images of texts written in the alphabetic cuneiform script developed at the ancient city of Ugarit.
The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature - In preparation at the University of Oxford aims to make accessible over 400 literary works composed in the Sumerian language in ancient Mesopotamia during the late third and early second millennia BC.
The Oriental Institute and Epigraphy - The epigraphic survey of this institute of the University of Chicago was founded in 1924 and continues to record inscriptions and decoration on Ancient Egyptian monuments.
U.S. Epigraphy Project - Aims to gather and distribute information about ancient Greek and Latin inscriptions preserved in the USA. Index of published ancient Greek and Latin inscriptions in the USA. Collections, databases.
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