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Anatolia (Asia Minor)

Common Points in Burial Customs of the Hittites & Homeric Rituals

Panch Hadzi-Andonov compares descriptions of burials in tablets found at Boghazkoy, Turkey with portrayals of funerals in the Iliad (posted by Australian Archaeological Institute).

The Hittite Empire

Rodney Baird's detailed illustrated history of the Hittites & their culture (Ancient Routes).

Hittite/Hurrian Mythology

Christopher Siren provides an overview of the Hittites & the impact of Hurrian culture on their deities & cosmology.

Hittites (1600-717 BC)

Elegantly illustrated page in Ancient & Lost Civilizations on the culture, laws & religion of the Mediterranean world's first empire builders.

The Hittites

Buruk Sansal's e-guidebook to ancient Anatolian religion & mythology.

Poems from the Turkish Epic

Gene Doty's versification of sections of the prose translation of the ancient Altaic epic includes a creation myth, storm god, & the fall of humanity (U of Missouri-Rolla).

The Puppy in Hittite Ritual

Billie Jean Collins explores the Hittites' use of young dogs in sacrifices (U of Chicago's Oriental Institute).

Zarpiya's Ritual

Bille Jean Collins translates the description of a Hittite doctor's scapegoat ritual (ASOR).

 

Egypt

Ancient Egypt Site

Jacques Kinnear's elegant interactive book offers a clickable timeline of Egyptian history, glossary, intro to language & hieroglyphic script, a comprehensive bibliography & links to other internet resources on Egyptology.

World Myths & Legends in Art: Ancient Egyptian

Pages from the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts on-line curriculum illustrate the myths of Osiris, Thoth & Isis.

Centre for Computer-aided Egyptological Research

Utrecht based site coordinates on-line research of the International Association of Egyptologists. In addition to a catalog of  almost 7000 hieroglyphs & a multilingual thesaurus , the Centre provides Prosopographia Aegypti (a searchable database of 58,000 names), a free cyber-tour of Ramses II's temple at Abu Simbel & a virtual exhibit of Egyptian treasures).

Egyptian History & Antiquities

Gateway to the latest news & on-line articles on ancient Egypt's art, history, government, rulers, monuments, religion, science & writing.

Egyptology Resources Home Page

Nigel Strudwick's pioneering meta-directory to everything Egyptian on the web categorizes sites by type rather than subject. Requires some excavation to find religion-related sources.

Exploring Ancient Cultures: Egypt

This chapter of Bill Hemminger's elegant on-line anthology provides, texts, maps, chronology, essay & exam on Egyptian culture from 3100-300 BCE. Readings from the Book of the Dead.

Global Egyptian Museum

Top-quality virtual collection of thousands of well-documented images from 10 European museums.  First 24 hours of searches free; unlimited searches for "Friends of the Museum" [project of the Centre for Computer-aided Egyptological Research].

Gods & Mythology of Ancient Egypt

Jimmy Dunn's survey of the Egyptian pantheon based on E. A. W. Budge's Gods of the Egyptians (1904) includes the full text of the Book of the Dead.

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Egypt

Paul Halsall's well-organized collection of links to academic quality e-resources on ancient Egypt (Fordham U).

Papyrus of Ani: the Egyptian Book of the Dead

Arthur McGee posts a plain text version of Budge's translation of the key text of the cult of Osiris.

Papyrus Westcar I: Hieratic Reader

Geoffrey Graham presents an electronic facsimile of a  hieroglyphic text from the Hyksos period with legends about wonders that occurred in the old kingdom under the builder of the greatest pyramid. Site designed to encourage people to teach themselves to read glyphs.

Splendors of Ancient Egypt

On-line version of traveling exhibit from Cairo's Egyptian Museum. Images of goddesses & pharaohs.

Theban Mapping Project

Kent Weeks' elegant site features guided virtual tours of the Theban Necropolis & Valley of the Kings, a searchable image database & articles on the excavations at KV5 (the tomb of the sons of Ramses II).

Thebes Photographic Project

Chicago's Oriental Institute posts Tom Van Eynde's panoramic images of important sites, including: the Colossi of Memnon, the temples at Karnak & Luxor, the Ramesseum, the temple of Isis at Philae, & valleys of the Kings & Queens.

Tomb of Menna

Manchester U (UK) presents b/w photo images & a virtual reconstruction of the tomb at Thebes of a royal scribe of the 18th dynasty.

Tomb of Senneferi

Nigel Strudwick's virtual guide to U of Cambridge's excavation of the tomb of a royal official at Thebes (ca. 1420 BCE). Color photo images.

The Window of Appearance

Mohammed Motlib conducts a virtual tour of Ramses III's temple palace at Medinet Habu in which the pharaoh appears as the rising sun. Tour requires Apple Quick-time (free download).


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