Ancient Near East and Mesopotamia

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Guardian Unlimited - Special Report: Iraq
Includes latest news and picture galleries.

International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
" an international non-governmental organization of professionals, dedicated to the conservation of the world's historic monuments and sites."

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

  • UNESCO & Iraq
    Sections include: News & Updates ; Education in Iraq ; Cultural Heritage in Iraq
    • World Heritage News - Iraq - (dead link)
      Heritage in Danger
    • The Tentative List of Iraq - (dead link)
    • Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
      "The city dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. From the 14th to the 9th centuries BC it was the first capital of the Assyrian Empire, a city-state and trading platform of international importance."

Indexes & General Directories
Abzu: Guide To Resources For The Study Of The Ancient Near East Available On The Internet
A project and publication of The Research Archives of the Oriental Institute, Chicago.

Abzu Regional Index: Mesopotamia
"Index of resources for the study of ancient Mesopotamia, including the territory under the the control of the modern state of Iraq and parts of Iran, Syria, and Turkey."
A project and publication of The Research Archives of the Oriental Institute, Chicago.
By Charles E. Jones

Discovery Channel - Nefertiti Resurrected
Sections include: Explore the Evidence ; Tour the Tomb ; The Story ; Who Was Nefertiti? ; Video Gallery ; The Face Revealed? View a Slide Show of the Mummies.

The George Ortiz Collection
" of art from Greece, as well as from some of its forerunners, Mesopotamia and Egypt, and its peripheral cultures spanning a period of time from the Neolithic to the Byzantine Empire; also sculptures from Africa, Pre-Columbian America and the Pacific... this web site offers the full corpus of the Collection [280 pieces], with 20 key works presented in a 3-D format for your understanding and enjoyment. "Fully-searchable" catalogue entries are available for each object, as well as glossaries. Additionally, there are news about exhibitions and information about the printed versions of The George Ortiz Collection catalogue, the standard reference on the Collection."

Okeanos - Ancient Near Eastern Studies
" interdisciplinary resource for the study of the Ancient, Biblical, Classical, and Late Antique Near East.
Sections include: Academic Units ; Archaeology ; Atlases ; Bible ; Bibliographies ; Organizations ; Listservers ; General Resources ; Jobs ; Journals ; Museums ; Philology ; Publishers ; Scholars.
Created and Maintained by Scott Noegel, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Washington

Oriental Institute -- University of Chicago

Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia (RIM) - (dead link)
"The Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia is an international research project founded in 1978. The project is based at the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations of the University of Toronto...The goal of the RIM project is to make the inscriptions of the rulers of ancient Mesopotamia available to layman and specialist alike by publishing standard editions of all the texts."

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