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General Resources

ABZU: Archeological Sites

Searchable alpha index of all reports from archaeological sites in the ANE and related material.


Gateway to all archaeological resources on the internet (Archeological Research Institute, U of Arizona). 


Michael Greenhalgh's roadmap to the archives of the Australian National U's history department with 130,000 on-line images, mainly from the art & architecture of the Mediterranean basin, now includes his e-textbook on Greek & Roman Cities of Western Turkey.

CGFA: Artist Indices

Carol Gerten's pioneering virtual art museum is a researcher's dream, with over 6000 fine scans of art work searchable by artist's name or nationality & time frame.

Electronic Images

Saundra Lipton's Religious Studies Web Guide posts this index of religious images on the WWW (U of Calgary).

Mysterious Places

Cliff Wassman leads elegant virtual photo-tours of monuments of Easter Island, Stonehenge, Chichen Itza, & Mali and provides links to other high quality on-line images of esoteric sites.


Bi-lingual Italian searchable site posts thousands of high quality images of a wide range of types. The award-winning cyber-exhibit 1200 Years of Italian Sculpture offers access by period, city (Florence, Rome, Venice, etc.) or sculptor (including Donatello, Michelangelo, Bernini, etc.). 4000 years of (western) Architecture includes Egypt , Greece are on-line).

Web Gallery of Art

Emil Kren & Daniel Marx host a searchable virtual collection of exquisite images of European art from the 12th to mid-19th c. & conduct 15 guided tours of major schools & periods. The quality of images, well-researched hyper-linked biographies of each artist & glossary of technical terms make this website itself a real treasure.

Worldwide Arts Resources

Gateway to websites having anything to do with the arts features pages for global searches by artist, museum, online exhibition, historical period, architecture or theatrical work.


Museum Exhibits & Collections

British Museum

London's world-class museum's searchable collection of historic treasures such as the Rosetta stone & the Parthenon friezes known as the Elgin marbles.

Galleria degli Uffizi

The 16th c. de Medici museum in Florence features dozens of high-resolution images for registered visitors to download free.


State of the art official website of historic Parisian museum offers digital sampler & kaleidoscope of its collections from Anatolia, Mesopotamia, Iran, Syria & Lebanon, Egypt, Greece & Rome, Islam, & European sculpture, painting & graphics. Notes only in French.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Features a clickable timeline of art history & samplers with hundreds of images from the NYC museum's collections from Africa, Asia, Ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece & Rome, medieval Europe (including the Cloisters), Islam & later European sculpture, paintings, drawings & prints.

Musée du Louvre

Paris tourism website's sampler of its premier museum's treasures includes Venus de Milo & Nike of Samothrace.

National Gallery of Art

Huge collection of virtual exhibits with detailed notes. Works with religious or mythic themes include Byzantine icons, Italian altar pieces & sculpture, etchings by Rembrandt & paintings by Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Lippi, Bellini, el Greco, Tinteretto, Rubens, van Dyck, Poussin & Bourdon, Fragonard, & West.

WWW Virtual Library: Museums

Jonathan Bowen's virtual catalog of museum collections & exhibits on the internet.


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