Thursday, September 3, 2015

Archiv für Orientforschung Online Supplementary Materials

Archiv für Orientforschung Online Supplementary Materials
AfO 52
Tabelle I  zu N. Wassermann, The Distant Voice of Gilgameš ... AfO 52 (2011), p. 2 finden Sie hier als PDF.
Die Antwort von J.A. Halloran auf die Rezension von G. Zólyomi (AfO 52) zu J.A. Halloran, Sumerian Lexicon. A Dictionary Guide to the Ancient Sumerian Language, Logogram Publishing, Los Angeles 2006, finden Sie hier als PDF

Gesamtabkürzungsverzeichnis, Liste 1 und Liste 2, für Register Assyrologie (Stand:XII 2012) 

AfO 50
Die Rezension zu J. Tropper, Ugaritische Grammatik (AOAT 273), Ugarit-Verlag, Münster 2000 von D. Pardee (AfO 50) finden Sie hier als PDF.

Aswan-Kom Ombo (Egitto): Missioni Archeologiche, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna

Aswan-Kom Ombo (Egitto): Missioni Archeologiche, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna
L’Aswan – Kom Ombo Archaeological Project (AKAP) si pone l’obiettivo di studiare le dinamiche di interazione tra la cultura egiziana e nubiana intercorse sin dal periodo preistorico nel loro territorio di "confine"
Direzione scientifica: Antonio Curci (DiSCi) - Maria Carmela Gatto (Istituto di Egittologia – Yale University)
Scavi di salvataggio a Nag el-Qarmila

Ricognizione archeologica

Ricognizione geoarcheologica

Ricognizione e studio delle evidenze epigrafiche

Documentazione dell'arte rupestre
Le immagini

Report missioni AKAP

Report 2005
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Report 2006
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Report 2007
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Report 2008
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Report 2009
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Report 2010
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Report 2011
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Photo Archive of the Syrian-Norwegian research project Palmyrena: City, Hinterland and Caravan Trade between Orient and Occident

Palmyra: The Photo Archive of the Syrian-Norwegian research project Palmyrena: City, Hinterland and Caravan Trade between Orient and Occident 
Palmyra: Overviews Temple of Bel Houses E of Bel E colonnaded street Temple of Nebo Diocletian's baths Nymphaeum E Tetrapylon S of tetrapylon Area around theatre Theatre Banquet hall (theatre) Senate Agora Banquet hall (Agora) Tariff court Tax Law S colonnaded street Palmyra: Caesareum W colonnaded street Nymphaeum W Temple of Allat Diocletian's camp Oval Forum SW quarter NW houses Houses N quarter Peristyle houses Baal-Shamin temple Streets Houses S quarter Springs Ain Efqa Spring Honorary column NE quarter Diocletian wall Palmyra: Constantine basilica Byzantine basilicas Houses S Constan. basil. Houses E Constan. basil. Houses W Byzan. basil. S gate SW wall SW gate and outer wall Inner W wall Outer W wall E wall and gate Umayyad mosque Umayyad suuq Oasis xxxxx Aqueduct (Fogara) W of city W aqueduct Late watersystem Palmyra: Necropolis NW Necropolis W Necropolis SE Necropolis SW Tomb of the three brothers "Funery temple" Tomb A204 Tomb A203 Marona tomb Adilani/Zebida tomb xxxxx xxxxx Qalaat Ibn Maan Quarries NE of Palmyra Quarries N of Palmyra


North of Palmyra: Maps Wadi al-Diwa Maps Wadi Abyad Akarem Awtayt Majouf Maps Wadi Takara Fort Wadi Takara S Wall Wadi Takara al-Koullah Fort Wadi Takara N N of Palmyra: Jebel Abyad al-Mazraah Kshebar Tahoun al-Masek Shalalah (Ouéchel) al-Matna Bir al-Arfa Site 026. Tombs Maps Jazal Oasis Maps Shanaeh Fort 098 Wadi Shanaeh N of Palmyra: Jebel Chaar Village 539, Jebel Chaar Kheurbet Semrine Fort Rasm ech Chaar Maps Villages - Jebel Merah. Map Jebel Merah Survey around Jebel Merah 2011 Maps Khabar Maps Khaleed al-Ali Fasida Maps N of Palmyra: Acadama (Qdeum) Amsareddi Al-Harbaqa Hirbet al-Beyda Hirbet al-Beyda. Kite. Isriye (Seriana) xxxxx
Jebel Abu Rigmen xxxxx
Pistacia Atlantica tree xxxxx
Prehistoric period, Survey 2009 Prehistoric period, Survey 2011

West of Palmyra: Map Baal-Shamin Alters Roman road to the W Early Islamic bath Miscellaneous Northwest of Palmyra: Map Jazal West Bir Djahar (Centum Putea) Abu Hayaya Hwesys N of Palmyra: Khan al-Fayer Wadi al-Hasw Miscellaneous Jebel Bil'as Al-Qastel

South of Palmyra: Map Al-Bazuriyeh East 1 Al-Bazuriyeh East 2 Al-Bazuriyeh West Al-Bakhra Qasr al-Sukkari Salt Lake Southwest of Palmyra: Map Palmyra mountain range Khan al-Hallabat (Veriaca) Khan al-Qattar Khan al-Basiri Harbaqa dam Qasr al-Heir al-Gharbi Khan Aneybeh (Oneuatha) Khan al-Manqoura East of Palmyra: Map Bir Arak As Sukneh Oriza (Al-Tayyibeh) Qasr al-Heir al-Sharqi Al-Kowm Southeast of Palmyra: Map Jufah Burial Mounds Landscape

The Ancient Graffiti Project: Developing a search engine for studying the graffiti of Herculaneum and Pompeii

 [First posted in AWOL 22 November 2013, updated 2 September 2015]

The Ancient Graffiti Project: Developing a search engine for studying the graffiti of Herculaneum and Pompeii
Welcome to The Ancient Graffiti Project, a website that provides a search engine for locating and studying graffiti of the early Roman empire from the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Ancient graffiti, inscriptions that have been incised or scratched into wall-plaster, comprise a special branch of epigraphy. They differ from inscriptions on stone in several respects. An inscription on stone may be commemorative, dedicatory, sacred (to name just a few classes of inscription), but in almost all cases forethought has gone into the preparation of the text and the inscribed monument. Graffiti, by contrast, are more often the result of spontaneous composition and are the handwritten creation of the “man on the street.” Since graffiti are scratched into friable wall-plaster, they are more easily perishable, but when they do survive they are almost always found in-situ, unlike many stone inscriptions that have survived to the present day through re-use.

Our search engine allows three different types of searches.
  • You can search for graffiti by location, selecting either the pull-down menu, or by clicking on the map, or
  • You can search specifically for graffiti drawings by choosing the class of drawing that interests you, or
  • You can search for a specific word or phrase and find where it occurs within the ancient city.
At present, the search engine and database are under construction, so searches are limited to Regio I, Insula 8 in the city of Pompeii. More will be available as the project progresses.

      TerraWatchers: Crowd Sourced Satellite Image Analysis

      TerraWatchers: Crowd Sourced Satellite Image Analysis

      Who We Are

      TerraWatchers is dedicated to providing web-based, crowdsourced satellite image monitoring and overwatch tools for critical missions related to current events. We use interactive Google Maps© interfaces to display the latest freely available, high-resolution satellite imagery in our mission footprints.

      Get Involved!

      The public can participate in our citizen science efforts, and get involved in our missions by registering on the form to the right. Registered users can view and annotate satellite images with markers specific to our various missions. We provide training images for our missions, so you can see what we're looking for, and how to annotate our images.
      Only registered users can annotate the satellite images with observations, so please remember to Register first, using the form in the upper right corner. If you are registering, press the "Register Here" button; it will open a small form, where we collect your name, email address, a password, and a password reminder. That's all the personal information we need, and we don't share it with others. Once you've registered, you can log in with your email address and password. Results Report as of September 2, 2015, 11:47 am (Arizona) currently has 162 registered users.

      Currently, 63 users have contributed to
      "The Impact of Military Activity and Looting on Archaeological Sites in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq"

      98.380% of the seedpoints in the mission have been visited at least once.
      There have been 9,574 visits to 2,551 of 2,593 seedpoints, an average of 3.753 visits per seedpoint.
      Users have made 2,264 observations on 1,250 seedpoints (49.000% of visited seedpoints), an average of 1.811 observations per seedpoint.


      • 34 users observed 521 instances of "Looting" on/near 243 seedpoints (9.526%).
      • 19 users observed 84 instances of "Air Defense" on/near 56 seedpoints (2.195%).
      • 36 users observed 343 instances of "Revetment/Berm" on/near 189 seedpoints (7.409%).
      • 20 users observed 88 instances of "Military Hardware" on/near 63 seedpoints (2.470%).
      • 23 users observed 88 instances of "Trench" on/near 67 seedpoints (2.626%).
      • 19 users observed 85 instances of "Bunker/Shelter" on/near 58 seedpoints (2.274%).
      • 17 users observed 46 instances of "Other Structure" on/near 39 seedpoints (1.529%).
      • 24 users observed 89 instances of "Impact Crater" on/near 66 seedpoints (2.587%).
      • 9 users observed 50 instances of "Other" on/near 36 seedpoints (1.411%).
      • 1 users observed 513 instances of "Confirmed" on/near 190 seedpoints (7.448%).
      • 2 users observed 357 instances of "Correction" on/near 110 seedpoints (4.312%).

      The Omen Series Šumma Alu, Tablets 41-53

      Shumma Alu Vol. 3
      Sally Freedman
      I started working on the Šumma Alu omens as a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. My dissertation was a general overview of the series, and I completed text editions of Tablets 1-40 in If a City Is Set on a Height: The Akkadian Omen Series Šumma Alu ina Mele Šakin, volumes 1 and 2, published by the University of Pennsylvania Museum (1998 and 2006).
      It is uncertain whether further volumes will appear in a conventional book format. However, I am posting text editions of the reconstructed Tablets on, so that the work I’ve done on the remaining Alu Tablets will be available for anyone who is interested. Images of almost all the original texts are online, either on the British Museum website or in the database CDLI (Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative).

      Tuesday, September 1, 2015

      Meketre Scene Repository

      Meketre Scene Repository

      Upload is part of the interdisciplinary research project From Object to Icon, conducted at the Institute for Egyptology in cooperation with the research group Multimedia Information Systems at the University of Vienna (funded by the Austrian Science Fund, project number P 25958). It is based on the research that was initiated with the project MeKeTRE (Middle Kingdom Tomb Relief Evolution), in the course of which we have started to systematically collect, research, and study the reliefs and paintings of Middle Kingdom tombs of Ancient Egypt. For more details on the projects click here.
      The data collected so far are available online in the MEKETREpository that has been developed in order to serve public use. It provides users with a collection of themes and scenes attested in the decorative programme of the tombs of officials datable to the First Intermediate Period and Middle Kingdom (ca. 2150–1640 BC) and encompasses plans, images (drawings and photographs), descriptions as well as references. 

      Upload constitutes a crowd sourcing approach that is ideally suited to enrich the MEKETREpository. It is a platform enabling users to upload unrestricted high-quality photographs depicting relevant art items in Middle Kingdom tombs, provide annotations, or suggest inclusion of new thesaurus terms. It offers an easy-to-use interface through which everyone can share private photo collections and perform simple repetitive but highly helpful tasks, thereby contributing to the scholarly enterprise. Upload is meant to engage both scholars as well as the interested public. 

      The expected results are twofold: First, we aim to acquire extensive material (especially photographs) that has the potential to complement the MEKETREpository. All data of sufficient quality gathered through Upload will be regularly transferred to the repository and certainly improve its usability. Second, the methods developed and applied in the implementation and data gathering process will constitute a contribution on their own, hopefully providing valuable insights about quality assessment and integration of data coming from citizen science projects. 

      Utilizing a crowd sourcing approach to support the work of Egyptologists is a novel yet promising way to assist the workflow of scholars. 

      click here to share your images of middle kingdom
      click here for exploring the scenes we've collected so far!
      view/query the terms used in the repository
      Literature Database
      view/query the bibliography used in the repository