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Africa & Oceania

Arts of Africa, Oceania & the Americas

Sampler of a hundred artifacts from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection from the sub-Sahara to New Guinea, New Zealand & Peru.

Easter Island

Cliff Wassman conducts a virtual tour of the mysterious ruins & reviews the history of controversies over their origin & significance.

Pre-Columbian Americas

The Aztecs

Lavishly illustrated introduction to Aztec culture & history (for elementary students).

Maya Adventure

Virtual exhibit of the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Maya Ruins

Barbara McKenzie's exquisite photographic tour of the Yucatan & vicinity with clickable site maps of ancient & historic sites.

Mysteries of the Maya

Cliff Wassman's virtual guided tour of Chichen Itza.

Asian World

Alamkara: 5000 Years of Indian Art

Archive of 1994-95 Singapore Exhibition exploring Indian art of decoration in domestic, courtly, & religious settings. Sections on the heroic ideal, stream of devotion, & mortal women/celestial lovers illustrate elements of the Mahabharata, Puranas & other Indian classics (Kamat's Potpourri).


Fast-expanding website focused on ancient south Asian civilization posts more than 500 illustrated pages on the  Ancient Indus Valley civilizations of Harappa & Mohenjadaro as well as classic photos & lithographs of pre-1947 India.

The Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art

Public exhibits present samples of Buddhist art in China, Nepal, & Tibet. Other images accessible only by password through Ohio State U's courses in Art History.

Indian Archaeology

Gateway to India's excavations & artifacts from prehistoric times (Kamat's Potpourri).

Mandir: Hindu Temple Reference Center

HinduNet's portal provides quick links to photos, histories, construction & art of Hindu shrines anywhere on the internet.

Ten Oxherding Pictures

Urs App's fresh translation of the most famous Zen tale illustrated by Japanese woodcuts from 1689 CE. 

Near Eastern World

Ancient Treasures & the Dead Sea Scrolls

Audio enhanced virtual exhibit tracing Israel's history from David to the post-2nd temple era through images of key artifacts & documents such as the David inscription on a stele from Tel Dan, King Uzziah's epitaph, the Community Rule & War scroll from Qumran, & the ossuaries of Caiaphas & a crucified man [Canadian Museum of Civilization & the Israel Museum].

Archaeology and Ancient Civilizations

Gateway to professional near eastern archaeological resources on the the WWW [American Schools of Oriental Research].

Biblical Archaeology Society

Homepage of the publishers of Biblical Archaeological Review, Bible Review, & Archaeology Odyssey which feature articles on discoveries & debates on the ancient eastern Mediterranean world, many on-line.

A Great Assemblage: the Babylonian Collection

Page from Yale Libraries' cyber-exhibit of Judaica-related artifacts offers images of a Sumerian fertility goddess figurine (17th c. BCE), an Assyrian sacred lot (9th c. BCE), and a Babylonian cylinder of Nebuchanezzar (6th c. BCE).

Land of the Bible Photo Archive

Selections from high-quality slide collection of sites, people, lifestyle & artifacts by Israeli photographer Zev Radovan.

Land of Sumer and Akkad - IUAP

Joint research project of Belgian universities on the history & environment of the Mesopotamian plain posts on-line publications, maps & links to major archaeological websites for the region.

Mysteries of the Nile

PBS' Nova offers an on-line adventure exploring ancient Egypt with 360 photos (requiring QuickTime to view). Features the story of the pyramids & panoramic vistas of the sphinx, the great pyramid of Khufu, great court & the temple of Rameses III at Karnak, an obelisk at Luxor & the tomb of Akhenaton's grand vizier Ramose. Complete with classroom resources for teachers.

Palestine Exploration Fund (1911)

From U of Chicago's electronic open stacks: an illustrated facsimile edition of report by G. Dalman & D. Mackenzie on Jordanian expeditions: megalithic monuments at Amman, excavations at Ain Shems, & the Pharaoh's treasury at Petra.

Revelations from Megiddo

Tel Aviv U's e-newsletter of the Megiddo expedition presents images & articles on historic excavations & current projects.

Second Temple Synagogues

Donald D. Binder's hypertext version of his 1997 dissertation is supplemented with a lavish image gallery & a literary archive of references to synagogues in Roman Palestine, along with a massive library of NT resources & a discussion board for on-line debate about research on the development of the Jewish synagogue.

Step Pyramid Complex of Djoser

Jay Treat's virtual tour of the first Egyptian tomb built entirely of stone. 

Syria, a Photographic Journey

George Azar's photographic tour is an archaeological exploration of site and soul, with exquisite images supplemented by texts from historic explorers including T. E. Lawrence, Richard Burton, Mark Twain. Tour covers Aleppo, Palmyra, Damascus.

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem

Lambert Dolphin provides detailed historical background papers on Mount Moriah to support Israeli architect, Tuvia Sagiv's research locating the first & second temples between the al-Aqsa mosque & the Dome of the Rock (complete with photographs & maps).

Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur

Traveling exhibit from the U of PA museum. Chicago's Oriental Institute's Karen Wilson's reviews exhibit.

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