The British Institute for the Study of Iraq Books Online
All of BISI's books are available for free download from these pages.At the moment, the following 38 books are available for download:
Many of the volumes on Nimrud, including Cuneiform Texts from Nimrud vols. 1-5 and Ivories from Nimrud 1-6, as well as several of our other publications, were digitised for us by the AHRC-funded Nimrud project.
The books in the series of Abu Salabikh Excavations, Tell Brak Excavations and Iraq Archaeological Reports were digitised by the Archive of Mesopotamian Archaeological Reports at Stony Brook University Digital Library.
Read the full list of BISI/BSAI fieldwork reports and publications, dating from 1935 to 2012.
Cuneiform Texts from Nimrud
Title Author Year The Nimrud Wine Lists J.V. Kinnier Wilson 1972 The Governor’s Palace Archive J.N. Postgate 1973 The Tablets from Fort Shalmaneser S. Dalley & J.N. Postgate 1984 Literary Texts from the Temple of Nabû D.J. Wiseman & J.A. Black 1996 The Nimrud Letters, 1952 H.W.F. Saggs 2001
Ivories from Nimrud
Title Author Year Equestrian Bridle-Harness Ornaments: Catalogue & Plates J.J. Orchard 1967 Ivories in the Assyrian Style M.E.L. Mallowan & L.G. Davies 1970 Furniture from SW 7, Fort Shalmaneser M.E.L. Mallowan & G. Herrmann 1974 Ivories from Room SW 37, Fort Shalmaneser, part I G. Herrmann 1986 Ivories from Room SW 37, Fort Shalmaneser, part 2 G. Herrmann 1986 The Small Collections from Fort Shalmaneser G. Herrmann 1992 Ivories from the North West Palace (1845-1992) G. Herrmann, S. Laidlaw & H. Coffey 2009 Ivories from Rooms SW11/12 and T10 Fort Shalmaneser, parts 1-2 G. Herrmann and S. Laidlaw 2013
Abu Salabikh Excavations
Title Author Year The West Mound Surface Clearance J.N. Postgate 1983 Graves 1 to 99 H.P. Martin, J. Moon & J.N. Postgate 1985 Catalogue of Early Dynastic Pottery Jane Moon 1987 The 6G Ash-Tip and its Contents: Cultic and Administrative Discard from the Temple? A.N. Green 1993
Tell Brak Excavations
Tell Brak Excavations are jointly published with the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge
Title Author Year Excavations at Tell Brak, Vol. I: The Mitanni and Old Babylonian Periods D. Oates, J. Oates, H. McDonald 1998 Excavations at Tell Brak, Vol II: Nagar in The Third Millennium BC D. Oates, J. Oates, H. McDonald, et al. 2001 Excavations at Tell Brak Vol. IV: Exploring a Regional Centre in Upper Mesopotamia, 1994-1996 Roger Matthews and Wendy Matthews 2003
Samarra I: The Historical Topography of Samarra Alastair Northedge 2008 Archaeological Atlas of Samarra: Samarra Studies II Alastair Northedge and Derek Kennet 2015
Iraq Archaeological Reports
Title Author Editor Year Excavations at 'Āna: Qal'a Island A. Northedge et al. 1988 Excavations at Tell Rubeidheh: an Uruk Village in the Jebel Hamrin T. Cuyler Young et al. R.G. Killick 1988 Settlement Development in the North Jazira, Iraq: a Study of the Archaeological Landscape T.J. Wilkinson & D.J. Tucker 1995 The Excavations at Tell al Rimah: The Pottery C. Postgate, D. Oates & J. Oates 1997 Artefacts of Complexity: Tracking the Uruk in the Ancient Near East J.N. Postgate 2002 Secrets of the Dark Mound: Jemdet Nasr 1926-1928 Roger Matthews 2002