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The Code of Hammurabi
Hammurabi was king of Babylonia from 1792-1750 B.C.E.
"...the Hammurabi records is his code of laws, the earliest-known example of a ruler proclaiming publicly to his people an entire body of laws, arranged in orderly groups, so that all men might read and know what was required of them."
The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School

ETANA
Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives.
"This is the first time that library science, computer science, and Near Eastern archaeology have worked in such a close relationship. When developed, the digital library will make both the primary data and secondary studies of participating projects immediately available online and accessible world-wide."

The Reports of the Magicians and Astrologers of Nineveh and Babylon in the British Museum
By Thompson R. Campbell, 1900. Scanned edition from the University of Chicago Regenstein Library copy

University of Chicago Digital Library Projects

  • Ancient Near East and the Mediterranean World
    "The project focused on materials published between 1850 - 1950, drawn from two of the Library's complimentary collections, the Ancient Near East and Classics Collections. Preserved materials relate to the study of the ancient Near East and cover such topics as the archaeology, art, history, language, law, and religions of Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria, Egypt, Nubia, Persia, and other ancient peoples of Anatolia and the Fertile Crescent. Classics materials span the time from the rise of Bronze Age Aegean culture through the period in the Middle Ages and include volumes relating to the history, art and archaeology of the classical world"

Bibliographies

Akkadian Language
A bibliography of print titles available at the University of Washington
Sections include: Dictionaries ; Grammars ; Glossaries, Vocabularies, etc.
University of Washington Libraries - Near East Section

Mesopotamian Law
Bibliography by Bernard J. Hibbits.



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