Monday, July 22, 2019

Ebla Digital Archives update

Ebla Digital Archives update
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The editors of EbDA (Ebla Digital Archives project) are pleased to announce the following updates to the portal for the study of the Ebla texts (
  • A new volume of Ebla texts is now available within EbDA: A. Archi 2018 (with the collaboration of G. Spada), Administrative Texts.: Allotments of Clothing for the Palace Personnel (Archive L. 2769).
    Archivi Reali di Ebla Testi 20, Wiesbaden: Harrassovitz Verlag. 
  •  Major photo update: 429 new photos belonging to several ARET and MEE volumes have been added to the database. This update makes all photos presently published in print volumes available on-line. 
  • User interface improvements: the label of the text being browsed now appears as name of the browser's windows/tab (useful if one has several tabs open); filtered data tables now keep track of the last known state (no need to re-apply the filter after clicking on a link); minor internal fixes.

At present, EbDA not only provides the largest number of Ebla texts available on line, including hundreds of corrections and harmonized transliterations, but also one of the most advanced search engine for
cuneiform documents, thanks to the ability to represent non-linear sequences of text, built-in graphemic queries (search for a sequence of sign names regardless of their reading in context), support to regular expressions, and extensive bibliography.

The Ebla Digital Archives project is based at, and funded by Ca' Foscari University of Venice, with the collaboration of Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Roma.

Lucio Milano - Editor in Chief
Massimo Maiocchi - Associate Editor
Francesco Di Filippo - Software Designer
Renzo Orsini - Database Consultant
With the collaboration of:
Erica Scarpa - Data entry supervisor and bibliographic entry
Mirko Surdi - Data entry

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