Ancient World Mapping Center
The Ancient World Mapping Center is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Their web site presents an ever growing collection of resources for digital mapping. Currently offered is a series of shapefiles curated by AWMC as well as a collection of cultural geography metadata.
Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI)
The online repository for (eventually) all cuneiform-inscribed tablets and other objects in museums worldwide! Wonderful photos, translations, and descriptions of cuneiform tablets in Sumerian, Akkadian, and other languages/formats. The CDLI is also a partner project of the Penn Museum Babylonian Section’s electronic Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary (http://psd.museum.upenn.edu/
The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL)
Translations and bibliography (as well as transliterations) given for almost 400 Sumerian cuneiform texts from the late third – early second millennia BCE. You can search by individual words, cities, or periods!
Electronic Tools and Ancient Near East Archives (ETANA)
An incredible series of tools and texts. Links you to (i) ABZU, a database of journals, newsletters, and websites relating to the Ancient Near East; (ii) ETANA Core Texts, which offers full copies of Ancient Near Eastern texts (in the form of drawings, translations, and monographs/collections); (iii) eTACT, the definitive database for Akkadian translations, and (iv) a series of Near Eastern archaeological projectssearchable via the ETANA database system.
Greek Inscriptions online database
An online collection of inscriptions from Greek antiquity.
Using a digital text of Herodotus’s Histories, Hestia uses web-mapping technologies such as GIS, Google Earth and the Narrative TimeMap to investigate the cultural geography of the ancient world through the eyes of one of its first witnesses.
LiBER Linear B Electronic Resources
LiBER (Linear B Electronic Resources) is a CNR-ISMA project which aims at producing an integrated database of Linear B documents, with the ultimate goal of providing scholars, and all those who are interested in the Mycenaean world, with an updated edition of the Linear B documents, along with a new set of search tools. Individual texts are supplied with transcriptions, critical apparatus, photographs as well as, whenever possible, with all the relevant information about findspots, scribes, chronologies, inventory numbers and places of preservation. The database can be searched by series of documents, syllabic sequences, logograms, scribes and findspots, while search results can be displayed both as lists of texts and interactive maps. At the present stage, the database contains the Linear B documents from Mycenae, Tiryns and Midea. The Knossos documents are currently being processed.
Library of Ashurbanipal Project–British Museum
The Ashurbanipal Library Project was set up in 2002 as a long-term co-operation with the University of Mosul, in Iraq, aiming to bring Ashurbanipal’s astonishing library back to life. Using modern technology, this most ancient library can be opened to new readers.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Publication Database
Cool set of exhibit catalogs, secondary sources, and image-laden coffee-table volumes. All available free, for download.
ORBIS The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World
ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World simulates the time and price costs of travel by land, river and sea across the mature imperial transportation network, notionally approximating conditions around 200 CE.
The Oriental Institute of Chicago’s Free Publication Database
Another awesome set of exhibit catalogs, primary and secondary sources, and image-laden coffee-table volumes. All available free, for download.
Southampton University Amphora Project: Online Database
The Southampton University Amphora Project is an online introductory resource for the study of Roman amphorae. The established amphora specialist will be familiar with much of what is presented here. This is because it is aimed at archaeologists unfamiliar with amphorae, curators in museums and students interested in finding their way around the subject of Roman amphorae.