Monday, July 27, 2015

Open Access Catalogue général des antiquités égyptiennes du Musée du Caire

[First posted in AWOL 18 December 2013, updates 27 July 2015]

Catalogue général des antiquités égyptiennes du Musée du Caire
Michael Tilgner's and Ingeborg Waanders' (with additions by Alain Dautant) list of the known digital versions of the volumes of the Catalogue général des antiquités égyptiennes du Musée du Caire, compiled for the Egyptologists' Electronic Forum (EEF).
Catalogue général des antiquités égyptiennes du Musée du Caire:
-- CG 1-380: Ludwig Borchardt, Statuen und Statuetten von Königen
und Privatleuten im Museum zu Kairo, Nr. 1-1294, Teil 1: Text und
Tafeln zu Nr. 1-380, Berlin, 1911.  - vol. 1 only [out of 5 vols.]:
200 pp., 59 pls. - pdf-file (18 MB)
URL
URL (Giza Digital Library)
-- CG 381-653: Ludwig Borchardt, Statuen und Statuetten von
Königen und Privatleuten im Museum von Kairo, Nr. 1-1294,
Teil 2: Text und Tafeln zu Nr. 381-653, Berlin, 1925. - vol. 2 only
[out of 5 vols.] - 197 pp., pls. 60-120 - pdf-file (61 MB)
URL (Giza Digital Library)
-- CG 654-950: Ludwig Borchardt, Statuen und Statuetten von
Königen und Privatleuten im Museum von Kairo, Nr. 1-1294, Teil 3:
Text und Tafeln zu Nr. 654-950, Berlin, 1930. - vol. 3 only [out of
5 vols.] - 168 pp., pls. 121-158 - pdf-file (57 MB)
URL (Giza Digital Library)
-- CG 951-1294: Ludwig Borchardt, Statuen und Statuetten von Königen 
und Privatleuten im Museum von Kairo, Nr. 1-1294, Teil 4: Text und 
Tafeln zu Nr. 951-1294, Berlin, 1934. - vol. 4 only [out of 5 vols.] - 
151 pp., pls. 159-174 - pdf-file (50.6 MB)
URL (Giza Digital Library)
-- CG 1-1294: Ludwig Borchardt, Statuen und Statuetten von Königen
und Privatleuten im Museum von Kairo, Nr. 1-1294, Teil 5: Nachweise
von Aksel Volten, Berlin, 1936. - vol. 5 only [out of 5 vols.] - 145 pp. - 
pdf-file (8.3 MB)
URL (Giza Digital Library)
-- CG 1295-1541: Borchardt, Ludwig: Denkmäler des Alten Reiches 
(ausser den Statuen) im Museum zu Kairo Nr. 1295-1808, Teil I: Text und 
Tafeln zu Nr. 1295-1541, Berlin, 1937. - vol. 1 only [out of 2 vols.] - 
244 pp.,  pls. 1-52 - pdf-file (71.5 MB) [PDF]
URL (Giza Digital Library)
-- CG 1542-1808: Borchardt, Ludwig: Denkmäler des Alten Reiches 
(ausser den Statuen) im Museum zu Kairo Nr. 1295-1808,  Teil II: Text und 
Tafeln zu Nr. 1542-1808, Le Caire, 1964 - vol. 2 only [out of 2 vols.] - 
220 pp., pls. 53-116 - pdf-file (34.5 MB) [PDF]
URL (Giza Digital Library)
-- CG 1809-3425: not available
-- CG 3426-3587: Fr. W. von Bissing, Metallgefässe, Vienne, 1901.
XVII, 80 pp., 3 pls. - pdf-file (6.5 MB)
URL
-- CG 3588-3617: not available
-- CG 3618-4000, 18001-18037, 18600, 18603: Fr. W. von
Bissing, Fayencegefäße, Vienne, 1902. - XXXI, 114 pp., 1 pl. -
pdf-file (3.9 MB) [PDF]
URL
-- CG 4001-4797: not available
-- CG 4798-4976; 5034-5200: G. A. Reisner, Models of Ships
and Boats, Le Caire, 1913. xxviii, 171 pp., 33 pls. - pdf-file (16 MB)
URL
-- CG 4977-5033: not available
-- CG 5034-5200: see CG 4798-4976; 5034-5200 above. 
-- CG 5201-5217: not available 
-- CG 5218-6000, 12001-12527: G. A. Reisner, Amulets, Le Caire,
1907. 198 pp., 25 pls. - pdf-file (12 MB)
URL
-- CG 6001-6029: Émile Chassinat, La seconde trouvaille de Deir
el-Bahari (sarcophages). [Tome premier, premier fascicule],
Le Caire, 1909 - 88 pp., 14 pls. - pdf-file (11.3 MB)
URL
-- CG 6029-6068: Andrzej Niwinski, La seconde trouvaille de 
Deir el-Bahari (sarcophages). Tome premier, deuxième fascicule, 
Le Caire, 1995 [1996] --
not yet available
-- CG 6069-6082: Andrzej Niwinski, The second find of 
Deir el-Bahari (Coffins) (1999) --
not yet available
-- CG 6082-7000: not available
-- CG 7001-7394; 8742-9200: Josef Strzygowski, Koptische
Kunst, Vienne,  1904. XXIV, 362 pp., 40 pls. - pdf-file (36 MB)
URL
-- CG 7395-8000: not available
-- CG 8001-8741: W. E. Crum, Coptic Monuments, Le Caire,
1902. 160 pp., 57 pls. - pdf-file (35.6 MB)
URL (Heidelberg)
URL
ULR
-- CG 8742-9200: see CG 7001-7394; 8742-9200 above 
-- CG 9201-9304: Henri Munier, Manuscrits coptes, Le Caire,
1916. vii, 213  pp., 21 pls. - pdf-file (14 MB)
URL
-- CG 9201-9400; 26001-26123; 33001-33037: J. G. Milne,
Greek inscriptions,  Oxford, 1905. xi, 153 pp., 11 pls. - pdf-file (11 MB)
URL
-- CG 9401-9449: Georges Daressy, Textes et dessins magiques,
Le Caire, 1903. 62 pp., 13 pls. - pdf-file (6 MB)
URL
-- CG 9450-10000: not available
-- CG 10001-10869: B. P. Grenfell, A. S. Hunt, Greek Papyri,
Oxford, 1903. viii, 116 pp. - pdf-file (7.5 MB)
URL
-- CG 10870-11000: not available
-- CG 11001-12000; 14001-14754: J. E. Quibell, Archaic
objects, vol. 1, Le Caire, 1905. 327 pp. - pdf-file (19 MB)
URL
-- CG 11001-12000; 14001-14754: J. E. Quibell, Archaic
objects, vol. 2, Le Caire, 1904. 66 pls. - pdf-file (5.8 MB)
URL
-- CG 12001-12527 see CG 5218-6000, 12001-12527 above 
-- CG 12528-14000: not available
-- CG 14001-14754: see CG 11001-12000; 14001-14754 above.
-- CG 14755-18000: not available
-- CG 18001-18037: see CG 3618-4000, 18001-18037, 18600, 18603 above
-- CG 18038-18065: not available
-- CG 18065-18793: Fr. W. von Bissing, Steingefässe,
Vienne, 1904. 173 pp.,  9 pls. - pdf-file (12 MB)
URL
-- CG 18065-18793: Fr. W. von Bissing, Steingefässe.
Einleitung und Indices, Vienne, 1907. XLVII, 80 pp., 4 pls. -
pdf-file (4.4 MB)
URL
-- CG 18600, 18603: see CG 3618-4000, 18001-18037, 18600, 18603 above
-- CG 18794-20000: not available
-- CG 20001-20399: H. O. Lange und H. Schäfer, Grab- 
und Denksteine des Mittleren Reichs, Theil I: Text zu
No. 20001-20399, Berlin, 1902. vii, 400 pp. - vol. 1 of 4 - pdf-file (23 MB)
URL
-- CG 20400-20780: H. O. Lange und H. Schäfer, Grab-
und Denksteine des Mittleren Reichs, Theil II: Text zu No. 20400-
20780, Berlin, 1908. 409 pp. -  vol. 2 of 4 - pdf-file (24 MB)
URL
-- CG 20001-20780: H. O. Lange und H. Schäfer, Grab-
und Denksteine des Mittleren Reichs, Teil III: Listen zu Nr. 20001-
20780, Berlin, 1925. vi, 182 pp. - vol. 3 of 4 - pdf-file (9.1 MB)
URL
-- CG 20001-20780: H. O. Lange und H. Schäfer, Grab-
und Denksteine des Mittleren Reichs, Theil IV: Tafeln, Berlin, 1902.
vi, 22 pp., 99 pls. -  vol. 4 of 4 - pdf-file (18 MB)
URL
-- CG 20781-23000: not available
-- CG 23001-23256: Ahmed Bey Kamal, Tables d'offrandes,
vol. I, Le Caire, 1909. IV, 211 pp. - pdf-file (12 MB)
URL
-- CG 23257-24000: not available
-- CG 24001-24990: Georges Daressy, Fouilles de la Vallée des Rois 
(1898-1899). [fasc. I] --
not yet available
-- CG 24991-25000: not available
-- CG 25001-25385: Georges Daressy, Ostraca --
not yet available
-- CG 25386-26000: not available
-- CG 26001-26123: see CG 9201-9400; 26001-26123; 33001-33037 above
-- CG 26124-26349, 32377-32394: C. C. Edgar, Greek Vases,
Le Caire, 1911. VII, 92 pp., 28 pls. - pdf-file (8.7 MB)
URL
-- CG 26350 - 27424: not available
-- CG 27425-27630: C. C. Edgar, Greek sculpture, Le Caire,
1903. XVI, 83 pp., 32 pls. - pdf-file (11 MB)
URL
-- CG 27631-28086: not available 
-- CG 28087-28126: Pierre Lacau, Sarcophages antérieurs au
Nouvel Empire, vol. 2, Le Caire, 1906. 207 pp. - pdf-file (12 MB)
URL
-- CG 28127-29300 not available 
-- CG 29301-29306 [CG 29301-29303 are missing]: Gaston
Maspero, Sarcophages des époques persane et ptolémaïque,
vol. I, Le Caire, 1914. pp. 113-315,  pls. IX-XXVI - pdf-file (17 MB)
URL
-- CG 29306-29500: not available
-- CG 29501-29733. 29751-29834: Claude Gaillard, Georges
Daressy, La faune momifiée de l'antique Égypte, Le Caire, 1905.
II, 159 pp., 66 pls. - pdf-file (21 MB)
URL
-- CG 29734-29750: not available 
-- CG 29751-29834: see CG 29501-29733. 29751-29834 above 
-- CG 29835-30600: not available
-- CG 30601-31270, 50001-50022: Wilhelm Spiegelberg,
Die demotischen Denkmäler. 30601-31270. 50001-50022,
II: Die demotischen Papyrus. Text, Strassburg, 1908. X,
380 pp. - pdf-file (22 MB)
URL
-- CG 31271-31670: Arthur E. P. Weigall, Weights and
Balances, Le Caire, 1908. XVI, 69 pp., 9 pls. - pdf-file (6 MB)
URL
-- CG 31671-32000: not available
-- CG 32001-32367: C. C. Edgar, Greek Moulds, Le Caire,
1903. XVII, 89 pp., 33 pls.- pdf-file (11 MB)
URL
-- CG 32368-32376: not available 
-- CG 32377-32394: see CG 26124-26349, 32377-32394 above 
-- CG 32395-32400: not available 
-- CG 32401-32800: C. C. Edgar, Graeco-Egyptian Glass,
Le Caire, 1905. V, 92 pp., 11 pls. - pdf-file (7.7 MB)
URL
-- CG 32801-33000: not available 
-- CG 33001-33037: see CG 9201-9400; 26001-26123; 33001-33037 above 
-- CG 33038-33100: not available
-- CG 33101-33285: C. C. Edgar, Graeco-Egyptian Coffins,
Masks and  Portraits, Le Caire, 1905. XIX, 136 pp.,
48 pls. - pdf-file (22 MB)
URL
-- CG 33286-33300: not available
-- CG 33301-33506: M. C. C. Edgar, Sculptors' Studies and Unfinished
Works, Le Caire, 1906. - XII, 91 pp., 43 pls. - pdf-file (20.5 MB)
URL
-- CG 33507-34000: not available
-- CG 34001-34186:  Pierre Lacau, Stèles du Nouvel Empire.
nos. 34065[sic]-34186, Cairo, 1926.  T. I, fasc. 2. 232 pp. LXXI pl. - 
pdf-file (67 MB)
URL (CFEETK)
-- CG 34187-36000: not available
-- CG 36001-37521: Percy E. Newberry, Scarab-shaped Seals,
London, 1907. VIII, 384 pp., 22 pls. [pp. 345-352 are missing;
pp. 353-360 are repeated] - pdf-file (24 MB)
URL
-- CG 37522-38000: not available
-- CG 38001-39384: Georges Daressy, Statues de divinités. T. I. and T. II --
not yet available
-- CG 39383-43226: not available
-- CG 43227: G. Lefebvre, Papyrus de Ménandre --
not yet available
-- CG 43226-41000: not available
-- CG 41001-41041: Alexandre Moret, Sarcophages de l'époque
bubastide à  l'époque saïte, vol. 1, Le Caire, 1913. xv, 160 pp.,
40 pls. - pdf-file (14 MB)
URL
-- CG 41001-41041: Alexandre Moret, Sarcophages de l'époque
bubastide à l'époque saïte, vol. 2, Le Caire, 1913. pp. 161-344,
40 pls. - pdf-file (11 MB)
URL
-- CG 41042-41048: Henri Gauthier, Cercueils anthropoïdes des
prêtres de Montou, vol. 1, Le Caire, 1913, viii, 160 pp., 40 pls.,
URL
-- CG 41048 [continued]-41072: Henri Gauthier, Cercueils
anthropoïdes des prêtres de Montou, vol. 2, Le Caire, 1913,
pp. 161-560 - pdf-file (23 MB)
URL
-- CG 41073-42000: not available
-- CG 42001-42138: G. Legrain,  Statues et statuettes de rois et 
de particuliers, Le Caire, 1906. I, 171 pp., 79 pls. - pdf-file (34.7 MB)
URL (CFTEEK)
-- CG 42139-42191: G. Legrain,  Statues et statuettes de rois et 
de particuliers, Le Caire, 1909. II, 114 pp., 53 pls. - pdf-file (20.3 MB)
URL (CFTEEK)
-- CG 42192-42250: G. Legrain,  Statues et statuettes de rois et 
de particuliers, Le Caire, 1914. III, 157 pp., 53 pls. - pdf-file (18.2 MB)
URL (CFTEEK)
--  CG 42001-42250: H. Gauthier,  Statues et statuettes de rois et
de particuliers, Le Caire, 1925. Indices des tomes I, II et III, 
42 pp. - pdf-file (1.4 MB)
URL (CFTEEK)
-- CG 42251-44000: not available
-- CG 44001-44102: Georges Bénédite, Miroirs, Le Caire,
1907. XXXV, 64 pp., 25 pls. - pdf-file (9.3 MB)
URL
-- CG 44103-44300: not available
-- CG 44301-44638: Georges Bénédite, Objets de toilette, 1ère
partie: Peignes, etc., Le Caire, 1911. - 80  pp., 25 pls.
URL (Gallica)
[Peignes, épingles de tête, étuis et pots à kohol, stylets à kohol]
-- CG 44639-46000: not available 
-- CG 46001-46529: Howard Carter, Percy E. Newberry,
The Tomb of Thoutmôsis IV, Westminster, 1904. vii,
150 pp., 28 pls. - pdf-file (12 MB)
URL
-- CG 46530-48273: Percy E. Newberry, Funerary Statuettes and
Model Sarcophagi. Fascicle 1, Le Caire, 1930. - 304 pp. - pdf-file
(40.3 MB)
URL
URL
-- CG 48274-48575:  Percy E. Newberry, Funerary Statuettes and
Model Sarcophagi. Fascicle 2, Le Caire, 1937. - pp. 305-405 -
pdf-file (46.3 MB)
URL
-- CG 46530-48575:  Percy E. Newberry,  Funerary Statuettes 
and Model  Sarcophagi. Fascicle 3. Indices et planches (1957) --
not yet available
-- CG 48576-50000: not available
-- CG 50001-50022: see CG 30601-31270, 50001-50022 above
-- CG 50023-51000: not available 
-- CG 51001-51191: J. E. Quibell, Tomb of Yuaa and Thuiu,
Le Caire, 1908. VII, 80 pp., 1 frontispiece, 60 pls. - pdf-file (13 MB)
URL
-- CG 51192-52000: not available
-- CG 52001-53855: Émile Vernier, Bijoux et orfèvreries, tome 1:
Texte, tome 2: Index et planches, Le Caire, 1907-1927 - 519 pp.,
113 pls. [published in 4 fascicles with text and plates combined]
--- CG 52001-52151: [tome 1-2: Texte et planches], fascicule 1,
Le Caire, 1907.
--- CG 52152-52639: [tome 1-2: Texte et planches], fascicule 2,
Le Caire, 1909.
[both fascicules bound together] - pp. 1-200, pls. 1-37
URL (Gallica)
--- CG 52640-53171: [tome 1-2: Texte et planches], fascicule 3,
Le Caire, 1925. - pp. 201-384, pls. 38-81
URL (Gallica)
--- CG 53172-53855: [tome 1: Texte], fascicule 4, Le Caire, 1927. -
pp. 385-519
URL (Gallica)
--- CG 52001-53855: tome 2: Index et planches, [fascicule 4],
Le Caire, 1927. - 47 pp., pls. 82-113
URL (Gallica)
-- CG 53856-58000: not available
-- CG 58001-58036: Wladimir Golénischeff, Papyrus hiératiques.
Premier fascicule, Le Caire, 1927 [all published]. - 268 pp., 39 pls. - 
pdf-file (806 MB [sic])
URL (JScholarship)
58001-58006: prayers to Osiris; 58007-58023: Books of Breathing;
58024: BD 27 and religious text; 58025: BD 135 and religious text;
58026: BD 182 and religious text; 58027-58029: ritual for the protection 
of the sleeping King; 58030: Amenophis ritual; 58031: Sokar ritual; 
58032: decree of Nes-khons for Amun; 58033: decree of Pinodjem for Amun; 
58034: decree of Amun for Osiris; 58035: decree of Month for a dead; 
58036: ritual of Opening of the Mouth
-- CG 58037-61050: not available
-- CG 61001-61044: Georges Daressy, Cercueils des cachettes royales (1909) --
not yet available
-- CG 61045-61050: not available
-- CG 61051-61100: G. Elliot Smith, The Royal Mummies,
Le Caire, 1912. VII, 118 pp., 1 frontispiece., 103 pls. 
URL (University of Chicago)
-- CG 61101-67000: not available
-- CG 67001-67124: Jean Maspero, Papyrus grecs
d'époque byzantine, vol. 1, Le Caire, 1911. iv, 283 pp.,
33 pls. - pdf-file (25 MB)
URL
-- CG 67125-67278: Jean Maspero, Papyrus grecs d'époque
byzantine, vol. 2, Le Caire, 1913. 263 pp., 28 pls. - pdf-file (21 MB)
URL
-- CG 67279-67359: Jean Maspero, Papyrus grecs d'époque
byzantine, vol. 3, Le Caire, 1916. xxxvi, 260 pp., 8 pls. - pdf-file (20 MB)
URL
-- CG 67360-70000: not available 
-- CG 70001-70050: Günther Roeder, Naos, Leipzig, 1914. VI,
191 pp., 91 pls. - this vol. is split into two parts:
text - pdf-file (13 MB): URL
plates - pdf-file (13 MB): URL

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Open Access Archaeological Reports: Tel Kabri

 [First posted in AWOL 10 August 2009. Updated 26 July 2015]

Preliminary reports on the results of excavations at Tel Kabri in Israel have been published on line immediately following the end of each field season since 2005:

In addition, during the field season, immediate reports on the progress of excavations are presented at the Dig Kabri blog (2009), Dig Kabri 2011, and Dig Tel Kabri 2013

The news feeds from this and other excavation blogs are aggregated at Taygete Atlantis: Excavation Blogs, one of the components of Atlantides: Feed Aggregators for Ancient Studies.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Open Access Monograph Series: Hethitologie Portal Mainz - Materialien

 [First posted in AWOL 16 March 2012, updated 25 July 2015]

Hethitologie Portal Mainz - Materialien
http://www.hethport.adwmainz.de/hpmm/logos/hpmm-logo4.gif
Immer mehr Internetseiten und Internetdatenbanken stellen schnell und kostengünstig wertvolle Informationen zur Verfügung. Dies gehört auch zu den Anliegen des Hethitologieportals. Dabei muss aber gewährleistet werden, dass der Autor solcher Angebote im Internet auch als solcher wahrgenommen wird und dass seine Arbeit in einer Form vorliegt, die nachvollziehbar zitierfähig ist. Arbeiten, die nicht auf Papier gedruckt vorliegen, besitzen derzeit und wahrscheinlich noch für eine längere Zeit eine geringere Reputation, nicht zuletzt wohl auch deshalb, da Veröffentlichungen im Internet wohlfeil sind. Das Zitieren von Internetseiten ist auch nicht ohne Tücken, da die elektronischen Adressen manchmal unerfreulich schnell nicht mehr erreichbar sind. Die Überprüfung eines Zitats kann schnell zum Ärgernis werden.

More and more websites and web based databases like the Hethitologie Portal Mainz provide valuable information quickly and freely. But it must be insured that the work of the authors of such web content is recognized and respected. Online publications still widely suffer from a lower reputation than printed works, probably because users feel that they are available at any time and no cost. The often ephemeral nature of websites also complicates the citation process. With this publication series we wish to provide snapshots of evolving and ever changing projects and ongoing research which make it easier to make references and document the stages of the work.

Die Publikation erfolgt zweigleisig: Zum einen können die Bände in gedruckter Form bei Harrassowitz erworben werden, zum andern werden sie als PDF zum herunterladen bereitgestellt. Ob die elektronischen Versionen die Papierversionen verdrängen werden, bleibt abzuwarten. Oft ist es angenehmer, ein reales Buch in Händen zu halten. Mit der elektronischen Version erhalten auch Kollegen in finanziell weniger gut ausgestatteten Regionen der Erde nun Zugang zu den neuesten Forschungsergebnissen.

The publications will be available as printed books from Harrassowitz and as downloadable PDF's. The future will show if the electronic version replaces the printed books. But still the feeling of having a book in hand is more pleasant than having it only in a virtual reality. A bonus of the electronic version is the access it provides to the newest research even for colleagues with low budgets.

Wir haben die PDF-Dokumente nicht gesichert gegen das Kopieren von Textpassagen. Damit soll es erleichtert werden, sich für eigene Forschungszwecke leicht Daten zusammenstellen zu können, ohne sie mühsam abschreiben zu müssen. Dies steht ganz im Einklang mit dem Grundanliegen des Portals, die Forschung zu erleichtern und effizienter zu gestalten. Damit sind die Daten allerdings nicht zur uneingeschränkten Nutzung freigegeben, sondern die Autorenrechte sind zu wahren und die übliche Zitierpraxis einzuhalten.

The PDF's are not copy-protected. The philosophy of the Hethitologie Portal Mainz is to facilitate work and improve the efficency of research by providing means to reduce mere mechanical work. Instead of typing notes it is easier and quicker to copy and paste files together for one's own private research. But this does not mean that the data may be used without restrictions. The normal rules of citation and the rights of the authors must be respected. 
Košak, Silvin
Konkordanz der hethitischen Keilschrifttafeln
1. Teil Die Textfunde der Grabungen in Bogazköy 1906-1912
2005
Košak, Silvin
Konkordanz der hethitischen Keilschrifttafeln
2. Teil Die Textfunde der Grabungen in Bogazköy 1931-1939
2005
Košak, Silvin
Konkordanz der hethitischen Keilschrifttafeln
3. Teil Die Textfunde der Grabungen in Bogazköy 1952-1963
2005
Košak, Silvin
Konkordanz der hethitischen Keilschrifttafeln
4. Teil Die Textfunde der Grabungen in Bogazköy 1964-2004 und Texte anderer Provenienz
2005
Košak, Silvin; Müller, Gerfrid G.W.
Konkordanz der hethitischen Keilschrifttafeln
5. Teil Indizes der Konkordanz
2005
Fuscagni, Francesco
Hethitische unveröffentlichte Texte aus den Jahren 1906-1912 in der Sekundärliteratur
2007
Marazzi, Massimiliano et al.
Sammlung hieroglyphischer Siegel
Band I: Vorarbeiten (2., revidierte und ergänzte Auflage)
2009

Babylonian and Assyrian Poetry and Literature: An Archive of Recordings

Babylonian and Assyrian Poetry and Literature:  An Archive of Recordings
This website collects recordings of modern Assyriologists reading ancient Babylonian and Assyrian poetry and literature aloud in the original language. It is the first undertaking of its kind, and accordingly some explanation of its aims is called for.
It is intended to serve several purposes, some for Assyriologists, and some for the wider public. First, it aims to foster interest among students of Babylonia and Assyria in how these civilisations’ works of verbal art were read aloud in the past, and how they should be read aloud today.
Second, it provides a forum in which scholars who have theories about Babylonian and Assyrian pronunciation, metre, etc. can present a concrete example of how their theories sound in practice. (In this function the archive does not of course aim to replace scholarly discussion in established channels, but rather to provide a useful complement to written publications).
Third, as a record of the ways in which contemporary scholars read Babylonian and Assyrian, it will some day serve a historical function. Many great Assyriologists, including some who had influential theories of Babylonian metre and phonology, passed into history without leaving a single recording of how they read Babylonian and Assyrian. This archive will provide at least some record of how scholars read Babylonian and Assyrian in the twenty-first century.
Finally, but not least, the questions which students of ancient languages most frequently hear from laymen are: "How did they sound? And how do you know?". This website is meant to serve as an introduction to these issues, providing the public with some idea of how modern Assyriologists think Babylonian and Assyrian were pronounced.

The Recordings

Special characters (tsade and tet) are in Steve Tinney's Ungkam font, derived from sil.org's Gentium font. To display them correctly, download the font from oracc.museum.upenn.edu/doc/user/fonts. The download is free. There are both a Mac Suitcase version and a Win/Linux OpenType version.

The Old Babylonian Period (c. 1900-1500 BCE)

Ammi-Ditana’s Hymn to Ishtar
The Codex Hammurabi
The Epic of Gilgamesh, Old Babylonian Version, Tablet II
The Epic of Gilgamesh, Old Babylonian Version, BM+VAT
The Epic of Anzû, Old Babylonian Version, Tablet II
Atra-Hasīs, Old Babylonian Version, Tablet I
Diviner's Prayer to the Gods of the Night
Incantation for Dog Bite
Letter of Marduk-nāṣir to Ruttum (AbB III 15)
Letter of Kurkurtum to Erīb-Sîn (AbB XII 89)

The First Millennium BC

The Epic of Gilgamesh, Standard Version, Tablet XI
The Babylonian Poem of the Righteous Sufferer (Ludlul bēl nēmeqi), Tablet II
The Babylonian Epic of Creation (Enūma elîš), Tablet I
Ištar's Descent to the Netherworld
The Šamaš Hymn
And see also:

Die Entwicklung der keilschriftlichen sumerischen Beschwörungsliteratur von den Anfängen bis zur UR III-Zeit

Die Entwicklung der keilschriftlichen sumerischen Beschwörungsliteratur von den Anfängen bis zur UR III-Zeit
Dr. phil. Rudik, Nadezda
Dissertation: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena » Philosophische Fakultät, 2015
III-Zeit. Das Korpus umfasst 104 Beschwörungen und Rituale. Sie besteht aus drei Teilen: theoretischem, praktischem und den Anhängen. Im ersten Teil (Kapitel 1) wird das Korpus beschrieben und charakterisiert. Weiter werden hier die Daten theoretisch ausgewertet, die aufgrund der Textanalyse im praktischen Teil gewonnen wurden. Zu den wichtigsten Resultaten dieser Untersuchung könnte die Schlussfolgerung gezählt werden, dass die Beschwörungen als Wörter der Gottheiten verstanden wurden und somit einen Teil der offiziellen magisch-religiösen Literatur bildeten, die ihren Gebrauch im Kult fand. Außerdem werden im Kapitel die Kriterien formuliert, aufgrund derer die Beschwörungen als Gattung von anderen Gattungen unterschieden werden könnten. Schließlich wird hier die neue Gliederung des Textkorpus nach inhaltlichen und formalen Gesichtspunkten vorgeschlagen. Einzeln wird die Entwicklung der Beschwörungsformeln untersucht. Es wird gezeigt, dass die Formeln nur selten mit der Funktion der Beschwörung im Zusammenhang stehen. Ihre Aufgabe war es, die Beschwörungen mit der göttlichen Sphäre zu verbinden. Im praktischen Teil (Kapitel 2) werden die sumerischen Beschwörungen des 3. Jt. v. Chr. in der aktualisierten Umschrift publiziert, indem sie nach dem funktionalen Prinzip gegliedert werden, welches im Kapitel 1 formuliert wurde. Die Anhänge enthalten den technischen Apparat zu den untersuchten Texten: der Index der ausgewählten Begriffe; das Wörterbuch; die Tabellen, in welchen alle sumerischen Beschwörungen des 3. Jts. v. Chr. katalogisiert sind; die umfangreiche Bibliografie mit weiterführender Literatur. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Open Access Journal: Canadian Centre for Epigraphic Documents (CCED) Journal

Canadian Centre for Epigraphic Documents (CCED) Journal
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The CCED Journal is a peer-reviewed publication. Submissions may be in either English or French. 

Submitted work should be double-spaced throughout, and should be prepared in conformity with The Chicago Manual of Style. 16th Edition.
Endnotes are preferred over footnotes. Articles should be in Times New Roman 12 pt. font.
Submissions can take the form of notes or observations (1/2 - 3 pages) or short articles (4-8 pages, plus references) relating to epigraphic studies.

Epigraphic Studies includes: 
  • historical or philological aspects of inscriptions
  • art historical aspects of inscriptions and their surrounding decorative motifs
  • digital humanities or information/library studies approaches relating to inscriptions
  • numismatics and sigillography  

We especially welcome articles on inscriptions from the CCED online collection and editions of unpublished inscriptions. 


All content submitted to the Canadian Centre for Epigraphic Documents (CCED) Journal shall be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Only License, the terms of which can be found at
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This license allows for all submitted content to be used free of charge so long as proper attribution is given.
 Volume 1, Issue 1 (2014)
  • Copyright Implications of Epigraphic Squeezes
    ROBERT GLUSHKO
    University of Toronto Libraries
  • Palaeography in Syriac Inscriptions and Manuscripts
    AMIR HARRAK
    University of Toronto
  • Mitanni Palaeography: A Brief Look at the Tušratta Letters
    ZENOBIA S. HOMAN
    University of London
  • Under Saint Michael's Protection: A Tattoo from Christian Nubia
    MARIE VANDENBEUSCH and DANIEL ANTOINE
    British Museum
  • Open Access Journal: LEXIS: Rivista di poetica, retorica e comunicazione nella tradizione classica

    [First listed in AWOL 4 November 2009. Updated 24 July 2015 (New website)]

    LEXIS: Rivista di poetica, retorica e comunicazione nella tradizione classica
    Dalla sua costituzione, avvenuta nel 1988, Lexis dichiara i propri campi d’interesse e finalità di studio nel sottotitolo in frontespizio: Poetica, retorica e comunicazione nel mondo antico; uno speciale riguardo si è dato alla critica dei testi intesa come ermeneutica della tradizione antica e moderna, dove la verifica della componente ideologica delle scuole filologiche privilegia la poetica degli scrittori antichi in rapporto alla rigidità delle scelte di metodo.
    La rivista ha dato voce al lavoro del gruppo di ricerca sul testo di Eschilo, nell’ambito del dottorato internazionale attivato dall’università di Trento in consorzio con Cagliari, Lille III e Paris EHESS, patrocinando i seminari di Cagliari 1998 su “Il testo di Eschilo e le sue interpretazioni” (atti pubblicati in Lexis 17, 1999), Trento 2000, “Ecdotica ed esegesi eschilea” (Lexis 19. 2001), Trento 2002, “Metrica ed ecdotica eschilea” (Lexis 22, 2004) e Trento 2004, ”Eschilo e la tragedia: comunicazione, ecdotica, esegesi” (Lexis 24, 2006).
    Oltre alle uscite periodiche, la rivista ha prodotto nuove collane di volumi. I “Supplementi di Lexis”, iniziati nel 1992, sono pervenuti sotto la direzione di Vittorio Citti e Paolo Mastandrea al numero 46; in questo stesso ambito escono dal 2005 le “Pubblicazioni del Dottorato di ricerca in Filologia e Storia dei Testi dell’Università degli Studi di Trento”; i “Lexis Research Tools”, diretti da Guido Avezzù, V. Citti e P. Mastandrea, contano nove titoli; aperta di recente è la serie “Classics in the Libraries” diretti da V. Citti, Paolo Eleuteri e P. Mastandrea. La prima collana comprende soprattutto saggi dedicati alla presenza classica nella civiltà letteraria contemporanea, oltre a raccolte di scritti minori di filologi (A. Maddalena, G. Bona, C. Miralles, R.D. Dawe). La seconda collana, iniziata nel 2000, è dedicata agli strumenti di lavoro dell’antichista, come gli studi di analisi formulare del testo di Omero ed Esiodo, condotti da Carlo Odo Pavese e dalla sua scuola veneziana, il Repertory of Conjectures on Sophocles, di L. van Paassen, rivisto e integrato da G. Avezzù e dai suoi collaboratori veronesi, il New Repertory of Conjectures on Aeschylus, a cura di V. Citti e degli allievi dell’Università di Trento.
    I “Classics in the Libraries” prendono avvio nel 2006 con due saggi originali dedicati rispettivamente alla tradizione manoscritta dei Cavalieri di Aristofane e ad una ignota versione cinquecentesca del Prometeo di Eschilo: la collana accompagnerà gli studiosi dei manoscritti medievali in lingua greca e latina, delle antiche edizioni dei classici e in generale alla circolazione e storia dei testi fino all’età moderna.
    La rivista è sempre uscita a stampa su supporto cartaceo; d’ora in avanti, anche allo scopo di agevolarne la diffusione e l’efficacia di promozione del dibattito scientifico, verranno resi accessibili i numeri pregressi on line