Ancient Near Eastern Studies (ANE)

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  • Shayee H. Khanaka
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Office Location: 438 Doe Library
  • Contact Info:

    510-768-7620

About ANE

The Ancient Near Eastern collection in the Doe Library supports the teaching and research interests of the faculty and students in Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology program.  Areas of interest include archaeology, art, history, languages, and cultures of Ancient Egypt, Levant, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Ancient Iran.

The Royal Stanard Box of Ur

Ca. 2700 BCE

At the British Museum

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E-Journals

E-Journals titles covering Ancient Near Eastern Studies:

 

 

Core ANES Databases

Achaemenid rython

A Rhyton from Ecbatana(National Museum, Tehran)

Print sources

A selected list


The ancient gods speak : a guide to Egyptian religion / edited by Donald B. Redford. Doe Reference BL2428 .A53 2002 Read at Google Read at Google


The Cambridge ancient history / edited by John Boardman ... [et al.] Doe Reference D57 .C26 (v.1-14) Read at Google Read at Google


Dictionary of the ancient Near East / edited by Piotr Bienkowski and Alan Millard. Doe Reference Reference Hall DS56 .D5 2000 Read at Google Read at Google


Dictionary of the ancient Near East / edited by Piotr Bienkowski and Alan Millard. Doe Reference Reference Hall DS56 .D5 2000 Read at Google Read at Google


A companion to the ancient Near East / edited by Daniel C. Snell Doe Reference DS57 .C56 2005 Read at Google Read at Google


Civilizations of the ancient Near East / Jack M. Sasson, editor in chief Doe Reference Reference Hall DS57 .C55 1995 Read at Google Read at Google


Cultural atlas of Mesopotamia and the ancient Near East / by Michael Roaf. Doe Reference DS69.5 .R63 1990 Read at Google Read at Google


Historical atlas of the ancient world / edited by Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, and Richard Szydlak Doe Reference Atlases G1033 .H5713 2010 Read at Google Read at Google


The new cultural atlas of Egypt / edited by Leon Gray. Doe Reference G2491.E6 M3 2010 Read at Google Read at Google


Lexikon der Ägyptologie / hrsg. von Wolfgang Helck und Eberhard Otto Doe Reference PJ1031 .H41

Online Reference

Faience amulet in the shape of an ankh

Faience amulet in the shape of an ankh

 

Said to be from Gebel Barkal, Egypt
25th Dynasty to Late Period, about 700-500 BCE

At the British Museum

Online Books

Silver Paleo-Elamite vase

Silver Paleo-Elamite vase

Silver Paleo-Elamite vase
Marv-Dasht, near Persepolis.
19cm high, middle of 3rd millennium BC

Web Souces

 

 Listed below are a few useful online sources for free articles, images, and general information about the Ancient Near East:

Archive of Mesopotamian Site Reports (AMAR)

Ashmolean Museum - Antiquities (University of Oxford)

AWOL - Ancient World Online:  Over 1000 Open Source Journals

A Bibliography of Semitic Linguistics 

The British Museum: The Middle East Program  

The Chicago Oriental Institute

The Digital Archaeological Atlas of the Holy Land (DAAHL)

The Egyptian Museum

International World History Project

Institut français d’archéologie orientale Le Caire, Égypte

Institut français du Proche-Orient

Iraq Museum, International

The Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO)

Sumerian Language Page 

 

Dhiban Excavation and Development Project



Dhiban Excavation and Development Project team members excavate a fifteenth century CE building at Tall Dhiban in Jordan during their 2009 season:

Dr. Benjamin Porter (UC Berkeley, Near Eastern Studies), Saleh al-Thibani (Dhiban community member and archaeology student), Colleen Morgan (UC Berkeley,  Anthropology graduate student), and  Dr. Jeffrey Pearson (UC Berkeley Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology Program, alumnus)

 

© B.Porter

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