Friday, December 30, 2011

Open Access Journal: Reports in Digital Archaeology: a Digital Antiquity Publication Series

Reports in Digital Archaeology: a Digital Antiquity Publication Series

Digital Antiquity announces Reports in Digital Archaeology, a series devoted to issues related to archaeological information, including:
  • research and practice in digital archiving of archaeological materials,
  • policy and other challenges facing the preservation of archaeological results,
  • advanced uses of tDAR,
  • research projects funded by the DA-tDAR Grants Program, and
  • major data accessions or partnerships.
If you are interested in submitting to Reports in Digital Archaeology, please contact Digital Antiquity.

NUMBER 1 Building tDAR: Review, Redaction, and Ingest of Two Reports Series, Joshua Watts
NUMBER 2 Policies, Preservation, and Access to Digital Resources: The Digital Antiquity 2010 National Repositories Survey, Joshua Watts

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tell Halaf Ausgrabungsprojekt Online

Tell Halaf Ausgrabungsprojekt


More Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium (CSCO)

Francisco Arriaga posted a comment at Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium (CSCO): Scriptores Coptici Online, drawing our attention to the following:

Open Access Journal: Glasnik Srpskog arheološkog društva

 [First posted in AWOL 10 July 2009. Updated 29 December 2011]

Glasnik Srpskog arheološkog društva
Serbian Archaeological Society
ISSN 0352-5678

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ägypten im Museum

Ägypten im Museum
Ägypten im Museum ist ein Ratgeber für ägyptologische Erkundungen in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz.
  • Im Magazin veröffentlichen wir Artikel hauptsächlich zum Thema “Ägypten im Museum”, aber auch darüber hinaus zur Ägyptologie und zum heutigen Ägypten.
  • Unter Museen & Sammlungen stellen wir Ihnen die Museen und Sammlungen in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz vor, die in Ihren Dauerausstellungen das alte Ägypten behandeln.
  • Die Rubrik Ausstellungen informiert über die aktuell laufenden und angekündigten Sonderausstellungen über das alte Ägypten.
  • Im Bereich Veranstaltungen finden Sie einen Veranstaltungskalender mit Ankündigungen etwa von Führungen, Vorträgen, Familientagen usw.
  • Unter Vereine möchten wir Ihnen die doch zahlreichen ‘ägyptologischen’ Vereine im deutschsprachigen Raum mit ihren abwechslungsreichen Angeboten vorstellen.
  • Schließlich weisen wir unter Links auf andere empfehlenswerte Seiten zum Thema hin.

Wer steckt hinter Ägypten im Museum?

Ägypten im Museum wird betrieben von Daniel Haas und Christina Schwarz aus Halle an der Saale.
Daniel Haas studiert “Orientalische Archäologie und Kunstgeschichte” sowie “Sprachen und Literaturen des Christlichen Orients” an der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg. Im Rahmen seiner Tätigkeit als Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft o.A. an der MLU realisierte er bereits andere Online-Projekte (v.a. die Homepage des Corpus der arabischen und syrischen Gnomologien). Sein besonderes Interesse gilt Ägypten in pharaonischer und christlicher Zeit. Während seines Studiums nahm er an Grabungen und Surveys in Deutschland, Ägypten sowie Sudan teil und war Praktikant in der Bibliothek des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo. Erfahrungen im journalistischen Bereich sammelte er als Mitarbeiter verschiedener Zeitungen im Rheinland. Christina Schwarz, B.A. studiert “Orientalische Archäologie und Kunstgeschichte” sowie “Kunstgeschichte” an der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

News from the CDLI: Fondation Martin Bodmer cuneiform collection

Fondation Martin Bodmer cuneiform collection in CDLI
The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI), in partnership with the Fondation MartinBodmer, Cologny, Switzerland (Bodmer Museum, ), is pleased to announce the addition of new digital content to its web offerings. 

Though modest in numbers, the twenty-six select cuneiform artifacts in the Bodmer Museum in fact cover a very broad swath of Babylonian history, ranging from five proto-cuneiform tablets from the late 4th millennium BC, through Early Dynastic royal and legal inscriptions (ca. 2800-2400 BC), an Old Akkadian votive stone vase dedicated to the divinized Naram-Sin (ca. 2300 BC), a group of eight Ur III accounts (ca. 2050 BC), two 2nd millennium administrative and royal inscriptions, down to a barrel text of the great neo-Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II (600 BC). 

Facilitated by the kind assistance of University of Geneva graduate student Émilie Pagé-Perron, one of us (Vacin) was able to scan the artifacts as part of a digitization mission to the Musées d’art et d’histoire Genève (currently in preparation for web release), and the results of the Bodmer effort have now been added to CDLI pages and are viewable through a dedicated Bodmer web page

The Ur III account FMB 39.2 is assigned to University of Geneva graduate student Emmert Clevenstine. The majority of the remaining artifacts, including seven further Ur III texts, appear to be unpublished, and we welcome publication references, or notices of interest in publishing these texts by specialists, sent to us directly or the CDLI

The imaging at Cologny and post-capture processing at UCLA were made possible by funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; they are part of the on-going mission of CDLI to ensure the long-term digital preservation of ancient inscriptions on cuneiform tablets, and, in furtherance of humanities research, to provide free global access to all available text artifact data. 

For the CDLI and the Bodmer: Ludek Vacin, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin Sylviane Messerli, Foundation Martin Bodmer, Cologny, Switzerland.

Open Access Journal: Prometeo

Rivista online dell’Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico (INDA), Fondazione Onlus, provvede dal 1914 a far rivivere la tradizione degli spettacoli classici al Teatro Greco di Siracusa e a promuovere, attraverso un’opera di divulgazione e di ricerca scientifica, i fondamenti del pensiero greco-romano.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Open Access Journal: Études Balkaniques

[First posted in AWOL 13 June 2009. Updated 26 December 2011]

Études Balkaniques: Recherches interdisciplinaires sur les mondes hellénique et balkanique
ISSN: 2102-5525
Études Balkaniques est consacrée aux recherches interdisciplinaires sur les mondes hellénique et balkanique dans une perspective diachronique. La revue publie un numéro thématique annuel regroupant des contributions de spécialistes internationaux. Elle comprend également une section destinée à des travaux proposés par de jeunes chercheurs. La revue a été fondée en 1994 par l’Association Pierre Belon, qui regroupe des historiens, pour beaucoup, à l'époque, membres du Centre d'Etudes byzantines, post-byzantines et sud-est européennes de l’EHESS. La revue reçoit le soutien de l'École française d'Athènes.

Derniers numéros

Numéros en texte intégral

Sommaires des anciens numéros

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Information: The Fire at the Institut d'Egypte Cairo

The Fire at the Institut d'Egypte Cairo 
This is an attempt to pull together (outside the Facebook, Twitter, etc. firewalls) the various pieces of information available online on the fire at the Institut d'Egypte, Cairo, 17 December 2011. 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Online Exhibition: Nicholas V. Artamonoff Collection

Nicholas V. Artamonoff Collection

The Nicholas V. Artamonoff Collection includes 543 photographs taken in Istanbul and five archaeological sites in Western Turkey (Ephesus, Hierapolis, Laodicea on the Lycus, Pergamum, Priene) from 1935 to 1945. The high quality photographs are of great value as they show buildings, sites, and objects that no longer exist or are in a better state of preservation than today. As Ernst Kitzinger (a former director of Dumbarton Oaks) informed Artamonoff himself in a letter of December 13, 1962, the collection has “great documentary value […] because of the subsequent vicissitudes that have befallen some of the monuments concerned."

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) of Dumbarton Oaks holds the original negatives of these photographs. They were acquired on July 11, 1962, through the support of Robert Van Nice, a Research Associate at Dumbarton Oaks who had worked in Istanbul conducting a large scale survey of the architecture of Hagia Sophia. Since coming to Dumbarton Oaks, Artamonoff’s photographs have been used in publications and research by many distinguished scholars...

Thursday, December 22, 2011

MENAdoc Digital Library Update

As reported today (by email) in MENALIB Newsletter 5/2011
...Die erste Phase der Digitalisierung des vom SSG Vorderer Orient bearbeiteten DFG-Projekts SSG Vorderer Orient Digital ist abgeschlossen - die bisher digitalisierten Titel sind online einsehbar unter
The first part of the digitization project of the National Middle East Collection SSG Vorderer Orient Digital has been completed - digitzed titles can be viewed under

Das Projekt bietet inzwischen freien Zugang zu 2.033 digitalisierten Titeln zum Sammelschwerpunkt Vorderer Orient einschl. Nordafrika und Islam. Die Volltextsuche ueber lateinisch-schriftliche Inhalte wird z.Z. implementiert - ein PDF-download der Dokumente und die Volltextsuche ueber ausgewählte arabisch-schriftliche Inhalte der Serie Bibliotheca Islamica werden in den kommenden Wochen und Monaten ergaenzt.
The project website currently provides access to 2.033 digitized titles that are relevant for Middle East and Islamic studies. Fulltext searchability für Roman script materials is currently implemented - downloadable PDF versions of the documents and fulltext search for selected Arabic script titles of the series Bibliotheca Islamica will be added in the coming weeks and months...

Das SSG Vorderer Orient sammelt und erschliesst frei zugaengliche elektronische Volltexte zum Schwerpunkt Vorderer Orient - z.Z. stehen 2.851 Volltexte zur Lektuere bereit unter
The National Middle East collection also catalogs open access electronic fulltext materials - currently 2.851 fulltext documents are available - please go to
-> Liste der Katalogisierten Titel -> List of catalogued titles

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Amarna Virtual Museum

Amarna Virtual Museum
About the 3D Models The 3D models provided for each artifact are available for download in three formats: VRML, 3D PDF, and OBJ. The models provided for the OBJ format are available in original quality or "high resolution" as well as reduced quality or "low-resolution." The models provided for the VRML and 3D PDF formats are only available in low-resolution only. The file size of the high resolution models ranges from 50-100mb and is determined largely by the artifact size and original scan resolution. It is not uncommon for some of the larger, more detailed vessels to have more than 1,000,000 triangles in the original model. The original, high resolution models are provided to facilitate detailed metric analysis using one of the free data viewers suggested below.

The file size for the reduced quality or "low resolution" models ranges from 2-5mb. Most of the low resolution models have been reduced to ~25,000 triangles unless the original high resolution model contained less than 25,000 triangles in which case the low resolution model was reduced to half the original model size. The low resolution models were created to facilitate a 'quick view' of each artifact and are provided for visualization purposes.

VRML Format and Free VRML Viewers
VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) is a standard format for representing 3D models. VRML is a text-based format and was designed largely for the display of 3D graphics on the web. In fact, most VRML viewers including the ones listed here interface directly with your web browser (although stand alone applications are available)...

See also Amarna Roundup

Open Access Journal: Advances in Anthropology

Advances in Anthropology
ISSN Print: 2163-9353
ISSN Online: 2163-9361
All submitted manuscripts should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere or at any time during AA's review period. Manuscripts must be prepared in English and will be subject to a rigorous and fair peer‐review process. Accepted papers will appear immediately online followed by printed hard copy.The journal publishes original papers including, but not limited to, the following subfields of anthropology:
  • · Anthropometry and anthroposcopy
  • · Bioarchaeology
  • · Cultural anthropology
  • · Educational anthropology
  • · Ethnography
  • · Forensic anthropology
  • · Historical archaeology
  • · Human ecology and adaptation
  • · Human epigenetics and epigenomics
  • · Human genetics and genomics
  • · Human origins and evolution
  • · Medical anthropology
  • · Molecular anthropology
  • · Paleoanthropology
  • · Psychological anthropology
  • · Social anthropology
  • We are also interested in: 1) Short Reports - 2 to 5 page papers that report on preliminary research results; 2) Book Reviews - comments and critiques on recently published books on relevant topics; 3) Letters to the Editor - responses to previously published articles; 4) Conference Proceedings - please contact the Editor-in-Chief with a 2 page proposal.
    See the full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011

    New Book from the Oriental Institute: Grammatical Case in the Languages of the Middle East and Europe

    Announced today:
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    SAOC 64.

    Grammatical Case in the Languages of the Middle East and Europe
    Acts of the International Colloquium Variations, concurrence et evolution des cas dans divers domaines linguistiques, Paris, 2-4 April 2007

    Edited by Michèle Fruyt, Michel Mazoyer, and Dennis Pardee

    Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization (SAOC) volume 64 contains twenty-eight studies of various aspects of the case systems of Sumerian, Hurrian, Elamite, Eblaite, Ugaritic, Old Aramaic, Biblical Hebrew, Indo-European, the languages of the Bisitun inscription, Hittite, Armenian, Sabellic, Gothic, Latin, Icelandic, Slavic, Russian, Ouralien, Tokharian, and Etruscan. The volume concludes with a paper on future directions.
    • Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 64
    • Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 2011
    • ISBN-13: 978-1-885923-84-4
    • ISBN-10: 1-885923-84-8
    • Pp. viii+ 420; 25 figures, 3 tables
    • $45.00

    Table of Contents

    • Cas et analyse en morphèmes? Christian Touratier
    • The Conjugation Prefixes, the Dative Case, and the Empathy Hierarchy in Sumerian. Christopher Woods
    • Agent, Subject, Patient, and Beneficiary: Grammatical Roles in Hurrian. Dennis R. M. Campbell
    • Des cas en élamite? Florence Malbran-Labat
    • Évolution des cas dans le sémitique archaïque: la contribution de l’éblaïte. Pelio Fronzaroli
    • Some Case Problems in Ugaritic. Robert Hawley
    • Early Canaanite and Old Aramaic Case in the Light of Language Typology. Rebecca Hasselbach
    • Vestiges du système casuel entre le nom et le pronom suffixe en hébreu biblique. Dennis Pardee
    • Genèse et évolution du système casuel indo-européen: questions et hypothèses. Jean Haudry
    • Allative in Indo-European. Folke Josephson
    • Anomalies grammaticales à Bisotun. É. Pirart
    • The Problem of the Ergative Case in Hittite. Craig Melchert
    • A propos de l’opposition entre le statique et le dynamique en hittite. Michel Mazoyer
    • Sur l’évolution du locatif en arménien. Matthias Fritz
    • Énigmes autour du datif et de l’instrumental. Françoise Bader
    • Les marques casuelles dans les documents paléo‑sabelliques et la morphologie du génitif pluriel sud-picénien. Vincent Martzloff
    • Formation et variations dans les systèmes flexionnels des langues sabelliques: entre synchronie et diachronie. Paolo Poccetti
    • Cas et évolution linguistique en latin. Michèle Fruyt
    • La casualité latine en variation diastratique: du parler populaire à la diction poétique. Carole Fry
    • Le flottement entre les cas en latin tardif. Gerd V. M. Haverling
    • Case Marking of Core Arguments and Alignment in Late Latin. Michela Cennamo
    • Cas grammaticaux et cas locaux en gotique: les modèles casuels en gotique. André Rousseau
    • Remarques sur le datif en islandais moderne. Patrick Guelpa
    • Mécanismes de réaffectation désinentielle et hiérarchie des oppositions casuelles en slave. Claire Le Feuvre
    • Pourquoi deux génitifs et deux locatifs en russe pour certains substantifs? Etat actuel des paradigmes et aspects diachroniques. Sergueï Sakhno
    • Regards sur les cas dans les langues ouraliennes. Jean Perrot†
    • Sur l’histoire des cas en tokharien. Georges-Jean Pinault
    • Accord sur le désaccord: quelques réflexions sur les rapports entre morphèmes casuels et adpositions en étrusque. G. van Heems
    • Synthèse: The Dynamics of Case — Recapitulation and Future Directions. Gene Gragg

    For an up to date list of all Oriental Institute publications available online see:

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    New Book from the Oriental Institute: Perspectives on Ptolemaic Thebes

    Announced today:

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    SAOC 65.

    Perspectives on Ptolemaic Thebes
    Occasional Proceedings of the Theban Workshop.

    Peter F. Dorman and Betsy M. Bryan, eds.

    The manuscript consists of seven papers presented at the Theban Workshop, 2006. Within the temporal and spatial boundaries indicated by the title, the subjects of the papers are extremely diverse, ranging from models of culture-history (Manning and Moyer), to studies of specific administrative offices (Arlt), a single statue type (Albersmeier), inscriptions in a single temple (DiCerbo/Jasnow, and McClain), and inscriptions of a single king (Ritner). Nonetheless, all the papers are significant contributions to scholarship, presenting new interpretations and conclusions. Two papers (DiCerbo/Jasnow and McClain) are useful preliminary reports on long-term projects. The cross-references in Arlt and Albersmeier’s and in Manning’s and Moyer’s papers attest to value added by presentation at the workshop.
    • Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 65
    • Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2011
    • ISBN-13: 978-1-885923-85-1
    • Pp. xiv + 146; 77 figures, 5 tables
    • $29.95

    Table of Contents

    • The Capture of the Thebaid. Joseph G. Manning
    • Scribal Offices and Scribal Families in Ptolemaic Thebes. Carolin Arlt
    • Recent Documentation of Medinet Habu Graffiti by the Epigraphic Survey. Christina Di Cerbo and Richard Jasnow
    • Ptolemaic Statues of Priestesses from Thebes. Sabine Albersmeier
    • Ptolemaic Cosmogonical Inscriptions and the Cultic Evolution of the Temple of Djeser-set. J. Brett McClain
    • Ptolemy IX (Soter II) at Thebes. Robert K. Ritner
    • Finding a Middle Ground: Culture and Politics in the Ptolemaic Thebaid. Ian Moyer

    For an up to date list of all Oriental Institute publications available online see:

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    Open Access Oriental Institute Annual Reports

    Oriental Institute 2010-2011 Annual Report

    The Entire 2010-2011 Annual Report In A Single Adobe Acrobat Document


    INTRODUCTION. Gil J. Stein
    IN MEMORIAM: Alan Reid Brodie
    IN MEMORIAM: John L. Foster
    IN MEMORIAM: Barbara L. Hamann
    IN MEMORIAM: David A. Kipper
    IN MEMORIAM: Janina Monkuté Marks
    IN MEMORIAM: William Sumner, Director Emeritus, Oriental Institute
    IN MEMORIAM: Marjorie Webster


    CHICAGO DEMOTIC DICTIONARY (CDD). François Gaudard and Janet H. Johnson
    DIYALA PROJECT. Clemens Reichel
    EPIGRAPHIC SURVEY. W. Raymond Johnson
    HAMOUKAR. Clemens Reichel
    ICONOCLASM. Natalie N. May
    KERKENES DAG PROJECT. Scott Branting
    MARJ RABBA. Yorke M. Rowan
    MUMMY LABEL DATABASE (MLD). François Gaudard, Raquel Martín Hernández, and Sofía Torallas Tovar
    NIPPUR. McGuire Gibson
    TELL EDFU. Nadine Moeller
    TELL ZEIDAN. Gil J. Stein






    • Special Exhibits. Emily Teeter
    • Publicity and Marketing. Emily Teeter and Thomas James
    • Registration. Helen McDonald and Susan Allison
    • Archives. John A. Larson
    • Conservation. Laura D'Alessandro
    • Prep Shop. Erik Lindahl
    • Suq. Denise Browning
    • Photography. Anna R. Ressman


    Public Education: Carole Krucoff
    Volunteer Program: Catherine Duenas and Terry Friedman


    DEVELOPMENT. Steve Camp
    MEMBERSHIP. Maeve Reed
    SPECIAL EVENTS. Meghan A. Winston



    Twenty  issues of Oriental Institute Annual Reports are available digitally

    For a listing of all Oriental Institute publications available online see:
    The Oriental Institute Open Access Publications

    ARCHIBAB Updated

    ACHIBAB has been Updated:  Seals/SCEAUX, Year-Names/NOMS D'ANNEES, Bibliography/BIBLIOGRAPHIE, Texts/TEXTES

    ARCHIBAB: New queries, More data!

    Since December 19, 2011, the site ARCHIBAB (<>)
    has entered the third phase in its development.

    New queries:
    -It is now possible to research the inscription of seals rolled on
    printed texts: “Seal of .../ son of …/servant of ...”
    (etc.). A search by character string is also available.
    -One may obtain all listings as well as a transcript for each seal as
    it appears in the corpus, sorted by date or by reference.
    -Other validations (uninscribed seal, sissiktum and finger-nail
    impressions) as well as any marginal notices by scribes are also taken
    into account and may also be subjected to a search.

    -It is now possible to search year-names in the database: by dynasty,
    by ruler, and (eventually) by year.
    -The database permits access to all texts with year-names or eponyms,
    arranged chronologically and by the entry used in each tablet.
    -For the time being, only Mari year-names are completely treated in
    that way; for other dynasties, the work is in progress.

    - Improved searching by strings. From now on, for any search on a
    string of letters, it is possible to use accented (diactrics) letters
    (e ≠ é ≠ è, s ≠ ṣ ≠ š, etc.). If necessary, however, this feature can
    be turned off. Come Spring 2012, it will be possible also to search by
    names (personal,divine or place) as well as by specific noun. The
    automatic indexing that makes this step possible is already

    More data:
    -By keeping the Bibliography up-to-date, it is now possible to
    establish that 31,752 Old Babylonian  archival documents are so far
    published, including ARM 32, now in press.

    -More than 6,000 texts are now cataloged in the database. To have a
    complete list, click on the “Texte(s)” tab; under "par
    publication,” place an @ at the default selection (“publié(s) dans le
    recueil de textes…”). It might take about a minute, but with a good
    Internet connection you can get the full list.
    -The catalog gives a description of the text, with relevant
    bibliographic information, transcription (blue sheets), and
    occasionally, a photo and/or copy (in red).

    Mari texts have received special attention:
    - The complete catalog of published letters from Mari is now available
    in full (2,519 letters), many of them in transcription (especially ARM
    1, ARM 26/1, FM 2, 7, 8, and 9).
    - For some volumes, photos of the texts are also available (currently
    about 300 texts): FM 7, 8, 9, 12, and ARM 31.

    Additionally there is a complete catalog of texts from Alalah.

    More than 2,000 texts are currently in process and will be posted
    soon, among them older publications or those in such recently
    published volumes as Santag 9, YOS 15, CUSAS 15.

    Many thanks are extended to contributors: Boris Alexandrov and Rients
    de Boer from the year past. This year’s roster includes Ilya Arkhipov,
    Firas Hammoush, Anne-Isabelle Langlois (courtesy of the Collège de
    France) and Hervé Reculeau (in collaboration with project HIGEOMES).

    Many thanks too to all the colleagues who send us electronic copies of
    texts they have published; their efforts save us much  time and

    D. Charpin & A. Jacquet (19/12/2011)


    ARCHIBAB: nouvelles recherches, plus de données !

    Depuis le 19 décembre 2011, le site ARCHIBAB (
    est passé à la phase 3 de son développement.

    Nouvelles recherches :

    – SCEAUX. On peut désormais faire des recherches sur les légendes des
    sceaux imprimés sur les textes : sceau de …, fils de …, serviteur de
    …, etc. Une recherche sur chaîne de caractères est en outre
    disponible. On obtient pour chaque sceau la liste et la transcription
    de toutes les empreintes présentes sur les textes de la base, triées
    par date ou par référence. Les autres marques de validation (sceaux
    anépigraphes, marques de sissiktum ou d'ongle) accompagnées d'une
    mention par le scribe en marge du texte sont aussi prises en compte et
    peuvent faire l'objet d'une recherche particulière.

    – NOMS D'ANNEES. On peut désormais faire des recherches sur les noms
    d'années des textes de la base : par dynastie, par roi et
    éventuellement par année. La base donne la liste de tous les textes
    portant un nom d'année (ou celui d'un éponyme), en ordre chronologique
    et avec éventuellement le libellé tel qu'il figure sur chaque
    tablette. (Ne sont actuellement intégralement accessibles de cette
    manière que les données des textes de Mari ; le corpus des noms
    d'années pris en compte sera bientôt étendu).

    – Amélioration des recherches par chaînes de caractères. Désormais,
    pour toute recherche sur une chaîne de caractères, une recherche
    diacritée stricte est possible (e ≠ é ≠ è, s ≠ ṣ ≠ š etc.) ; en cas de
    besoin, on peut la désactiver.

    Au printemps 2012, une recherche sur les noms propres et le
    vocabulaire sera possible, grâce à un système d'indexation automatique
    désormais au point.

    Plus de données :

    – BIBLIOGRAPHIE. La bibliographie étant constamment tenue à jour, le
    bilan des publications permet de donner le total des textes d'archives
    paléo-babyloniens intégralement publiés : 31.752 (y compris ARM 32,
    actuellement sous presse).

    – TEXTES. Plus de 6.000 textes sont désormais catalogués dans la base
    (pour avoir la liste complète, dans « Recherche de textes/par
    publication », mettre dans la première case un @ : on obtient le
    résultat après environ 1 minute, avec une liaison ADSL de bonne
    qualité). Le catalogue donne accès à une description du texte, avec,
    selon les cas, les données bibliographiques afférentes, sa
    transcription (fiches de couleur bleue) et parfois aussi la photo
    et/ou la copie (signalé en rouge).

    Un effort particulier a été fait pour les textes de Mari :

    – le catalogue complet des lettres de Mari intégralement publiées est
    désormais disponible (2.519 lettres) et beaucoup d'entre elles sont
    déjà disponibles en transcription (notamment ARM 1, ARM 26/1 ; FM 2,
    7, 8, 9).

    – pour certains volumes, les photos des textes sont également
    disponibles (actuellement, près de 300 textes) : FM 7, 8, 9, 12 ; ARM

    On dispose aussi du catalogue complet des textes d'Alalah.

    De nombreux autres textes (plus de 2.000) sont actuellement en phase
    de vérification et seront postés prochainement (recueils anciens, ou
    publications récentes comme Santag 9, YOS 15, CUSAS 15, etc.).

    Un grand merci aux collaborateurs du projet : l'an passé Boris
    Alexandrov et Rients de Boer, cette année Ilya Arkhipov, Firas
    Hammoush, Anne-Isabelle Langlois (grâce au Collège de France) et Hervé
    Reculeau (collaboration avec le projet HIGEOMES).

    Un grand merci également aux collègues qui nous envoient les fichiers
    des textes qu'ils ont publiés : cela nous fait gagner un temps

    D. Charpin & A. Jacquet (19/12/2011)