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Links to other sources: Texts

Listed below are links to ancient texts available online that are relevant in the context of the Melammu Project. Specific links related to database entries can be found under the database entry it concerns. All links will open in a new browser window. Please note that the Melammu Project is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

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Amarna The Amarna Tablets Transliterations of most of the Amarna Tablets by Shlomo Izre'el.
Christian The Online Critical Pseudepigrapha The Online Critical Pseudepigrapha publishes on-line, free-access critical texts of the Pseudepigrapha which are up-to-date and academically rigorous.
Classics Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum Open Access The Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (CIL) is a comprehensive collection of ancient Latin inscriptions from all corners of the Roman Empire. The Corpus continues to be updated with new editions and supplements by the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften.
Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum A digital library of Latin literature, spanning from the earliest epigraphic remains to the Neo-Latinists of the eighteenth century. Maintains an up-to-date catalogue of all Latin texts that are currently available online in Latin and/or translation.
Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss-Slaby A database that contains manual transcriptions of almost all Latin inscriptions. The texts are presented without abbreviations and completed where possible.
The Perseus Digital Library Primary and secondary sources for the study of Ancient Greece and Rome.
Searchable Greek Inscriptions A database of Greek inscriptions with unicode text. A scholarly tool in progress from the Packard Humanities Institute
Cuneiform The Amarna Texts Free online corpus of Amarna Texts in transliteration.
Corpus of Ancient
Mesopotamian Scholarship
A freely available, online corpus of manuscripts (tablets), compositions (composite texts), translations, and bibliography, related to the study of ancient Mesopotamian scholarship.
Cuneiform Digital
Library Initiative
Cuneiform tablets dating from the beginning of writing, ca. 3350 B.C., until the end of the pre-Christian era.
Database of Neo-
Sumerian Texts (BDTNS)
Corpus of published and unpublished administrative cuneiform tablets dated to the Neo-Sumerian period, with several capabilities of search. It includes sections for seal legends, tablet collections, onomastics and bibliography.
The Diachronic Corpus of
Sumerian Literature
The DCSL project seeks to establish a web-based corpus of Sumerian literature spanning the entire history of Mesopotamian civilization, over a range of 2500 years.
Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Lexical Texts Free online corpus of cuneiform lexical texts from Sumer, which aims to provide photographs and transliterations of all the relevant texts (University of California, Berkely).
Digitale Keilschriftbibliothek Lexikalischer Listen aus Assur The project "Digitale Keilschriftbibliothek Lexikalischer Listen aus Assur (DKB-LLA)" aims to edit and present online the lexical texts from the 1903-1914 excavations at Assur by Walter Andrae that are currently in the Vorderasiatisches Museum in Berlin.
The Electronic Text Corpus
of Sumerian Literature
Literary works composed in the Sumerian language in ancient Mesopotamia during the late third and early second millennia BCE.
eTact The 'electronic Translations of Akkadian Cuneiform Texts' website aims to be the definitive repository on the web for translations of Akkadian materials.
Hellenistic Babylonia: Texts, Images and Names Free online presentation of texts (transliterations and translations), images (drawings and photographs of seal impressions on Hellenistic cuneiform texts) and names (prosopographical data and family trees) relevant to the study of Hellenistic Babylonia (University of California, Berkeley).
Knowledge and Power in
the Neo-Assyrian Empire
Transliterations and translations of SAA 4, 8 and 10, plus supporting material and teaching resources.
Mesopotamian Chronicles Links to translations of all known Assyrian and Babylonian chronicles and new editions of the chronicles of the Seleucid and Parthian period.
Nineveh Tablet Collection A database on the Babylonian texts from Nineveh, grown out of the British Museum's Ashurbanipal Library Project (maintained by Jeanette Finck, University of Heidelberg).
Old Babylonian Text Corpus Intends to create an Old Babylonian text corpus, an Old Babylonian dictionary, and a list of Old Babylonian cuneiform signs.
Progetto Sinleqiunnini An open source project for collecting and browsing cuneiform tablets in transliteration. At present, the project includes all Emar and Ebla/Tell Mardikh texts so far published, as well as collections from Tell Munbaqa, Tell Hadidi, Tell Faqous, Tell el-Qitar, Tell Bazi and Umm el-Marra.
Sources of Early Akkadian Literature The SEAL project aims to compile a complete and indexed corpus of Akkadian literary texts from the 3rd and 2nd Millennia BCE.
State Archives of Assyria Online SAAo is an open-access web resource that aims to make the rich Neo-Assyrian materials found in the royal archives of Nineveh, and elsewhere, more widely accessible.
Egypt Online Database of Early Dynastic Inscriptions The database aims to provide an updated corpus of all available Egyptian Early Dynastic inscriptions, from ca. 3250-2700 BCE.
Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae The thesaurus facilitates research by making available a digital corpus of texts in Egyptian. Translations are provided as well.
Elam Elamite texts Offers the existant documents in the Elamite language in conventional transcription and translation.
Jewish The Friedberg Genizah Project The Friedberg Genizah Project (FGP) has set itself the task to computerize the entire corpus of Genizah manuscripts and Genizah-related materials: images, identifications, catalogs, metadata, transcriptions, translations and bibliographical references. This is the internet website on which the project's main results will be displayed (free registration required).
Varia InscriptiFact A database designed to allow access via the internet to high-resolution images of ancient inscriptions from the Near Eastern and Mediterranean worlds.
On-Line Primary Literature Links to on-line primary literature, related to ancient Near Eastern religions, Hellenistic Mediterranian religions and biblical study (maintained by Alan Humm, University of Pennsylvania).