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Ancient Near Eastern civilizations

A-Z cumulative index of Archaeological Sites in Israel
From the website of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Click to view descriptions and photographs of sites and discoveries from Akko to Zippori

Hethitologie Portal Mainz
Expanding gateway to academic websites of information on all aspects of Hittite and ancient Anatolian studies, including links to many other relevant websites. Maintained by the Lehrstuhl fuer Altorientalistik, Institut fuer Altertumswissenschaften, Universitaet Wuerzburg.

Interdisciplinary resource for the study of the ancient, biblical, classical and late antique Near East. Maintained by Scott Noegel of the University of Washington.

UCLA Research guides : Ancient Near East and Egypt
A selection of resources for the Ancient Near East and Egypt.

Jewish & Modern Israeli Studies

Academic Guide to Jewish History
Guide to academic resources, both print and electronic for the study of Jewish history.

Academic Jewish Studies Internet Directory
Prime gateway to 358 high quality resources for the study of Judaism, including access to library catalogues and databases.

Center for Advanced Judaic Studies - Library exhibitions
Online exhibitions relating to topics from Jewish history, culture and Hebraica from the biblical period to the present, produced by the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Library.

Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia
Gateway to internet resources in Judaica and Jewish studies through connections to world wide Jewish and Israeli academic and other institutions.

Center for Jewish history
Amalgamation of the websites of the the American Jewish Historical Society; the American Sephardi Federation; the Leo Baeck Institute; the Yeshiva University Museum; and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Includes access to detailed information on the extensive collections of these institutions, including their archives, books, audio-visual material and artefacts, and constitutes one of the largest collections of sources on the history of Judaism and Jewish culture outside of Israel. Useful for researchers at all levels.

Diarna : mapping Mizrahi heritage
'Diarna' is Judeo-Arabic for 'our homes' and the website gathers multimedia resources such as videos, digital images and oral histories of the Jewish communities of the Arab world, from North Africa to Iran. Archive material is drawn in part from the Alliance Israelite Universelle and the Beit Hatfusot (Museum of the Jewish People)

Jewish internet portal to organisations and information on a wide range of topics in Jewish and Israeli studies.

Jewish Language Research Website
Gateway to Jewish linguistics resources for scholars and others interested in languages created by or adapted locally by Jews. Provides articles (some accompanied by bibliographies), information on Hebrew computing, and links to other relevant Web sites.

Jewish Music WebCenter
Gateway to Jewish music resources with a guide to research (books held in U.S. libraries). Produced by Judith Shira Pinnolis, a librarian at Brandeis University. Wide-ranging listings of resources and gateways, of both academic and general interest.

Judaism and Jewish Resources
(Andrew Tannenbaum) Gateway which aims to coordinate all Jewish information on the web.

National Library of Israel Digital Library
Much of this site is in Hebrew, but it also has material accessible to English speakers. It contains over 400 digital books, historic newspapers (mainly Jewish European publications from the 19th and early 20th centuries), 1,500 maps and 6,500 photographs of Jerusalem and the Land of Israel, the National Sound Archives recordings and YouTube videos of cultural events at the National Library.
Weblog on Ancient Judaism and its Context which aims to record current developments in the academic field of ancient Judaism. Includes details of recent publications, relevant news items, conferences, and responses to articles published online or elsewhere.

Stanford University-Libraries-Hebraica and Judaica Collections
Comprehensive gateway to Jewish and Israeli studies around the world.

The Jewish Virtual Library
Comprehensive online source of information on Jewish history and culture with more than 6,000 articles and 2,000 photographs and maps covering everything from anti-Semitism to Zionism. Built by The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE).

University of Michigan Library, Near East Division - Links to Internet Resources on the Middle East & Judaica
Internet resources on Judaica, including computers/languages, scholarly & professional associations, libraries & publishers, news & electronic publications, linguistics, bibliographies & courses.