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Anatolia (Asia Minor)

The Hittites

Joshua J. Mark's detailed illustrated history of the Hittites & their culture (Ancient History Encyclopedia).

Hittite Mythology

Cautious reconstruction of Hittite religion, its rituals & deities (Wikipedia).

Hittites (1600-717 BC)

Elegantly illustrated page in Ancient & Lost Civilizations on the culture, laws & religion of the Mediterranean world's first empire builders.

The Hittites

Buruk Sansal's e-guidebook to ancient Anatolian religion & mythology.

The Puppy in Hittite Ritual

Billie Jean Collins explores the Hittites' use of young dogs in sacrifices (U of Chicago's Oriental Institute).

Egypt

Ancient Egypt Site

Jacques Kinnear's elegant interactive book offers a clickable timeline of Egyptian history, intro to language & hieroglyphic script, a comprehensive bibliography & links to other internet resources on Egyptology.

Ancient Egypt Online

Jenny Hill's lucid introduction includes tutorials on hieroglyphs, illustrated catalogues of ancient gods, monuments, & texts, & well-researched essays on Egyptian history from paleolithic times through the new kingdom (12th c. BCE).

World Myths & Legends in Art: Ancient Egyptian

Pages from the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts on-line curriculum illustrate the myths of Osiris, Thoth & Isis.

Egyptian History & Antiquities

Gateway to the latest news & on-line articles on ancient Egypt's art, history, government, rulers, monuments, religion, science & writing.

Egyptology Resources Home Page

Nigel Strudwick's pioneering meta-directory to everything Egyptian on the web categorizes sites by type rather than subject. Requires some excavation to find religion-related sources.

Global Egyptian Museum

Top-quality virtual collection of thousands of well-documented images from 10 European museums.  First 24 hours of searches free; unlimited searches for "Friends of the Museum."

Gods & Mythology of Ancient Egypt

Jimmy Dunn's survey of the Egyptian pantheon based on E. A. W. Budge's Gods of the Egyptians (1904) includes the full text of the Book of the Dead.

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Egypt

Paul Halsall's well-organized collection of links to academic quality e-resources on ancient Egypt (Fordham U).

Osirisnet: Tombs of Ancient Egypt

Lavishly illustrated descriptive tours of all the the tombs & mastabas at Luxor, Giza, Saqqara, Tell-Armana, Aswan, Siwa, & Nubia.

Papyrus of Ani: the Egyptian Book of the Dead

Arthur McGee posts a plain text version of Budge's translation of the key text of the cult of Osiris.

Theban Mapping Project

Kent Weeks' elegant site features guided virtual tours of the Theban Necropolis & Valley of the Kings, a searchable image database & articles on the excavations at KV5 (the tomb of the sons of Ramses II).

Thebes Photographic Project

Chicago's Oriental Institute posts Tom Van Eynde's panoramic images of important sites, including: the Colossi of Memnon, the temples at Karnak & Luxor, the Ramesseum, the temple of Isis at Philae, & valleys of the Kings & Queens.

Tomb of Senneferi

Nigel Strudwick's virtual guide to U of Cambridge's excavation of the tomb of a royal official at Thebes (ca. 1420 BCE). Color photo images.


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