Sunday, 17 August 2008

ETANA - a tool for ANE research

ETANA stands for Electronic tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives. It is an incredibly useful resource run by the following bodies:
American Oriental Society | American Schools of Oriental Research | Case Western Reserve University | Cobb Institute of Archaeology at Mississippi State | Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University | Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago | Society of Biblical Literature | Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University | State University of New York at Stony Brook | Vanderbilt University | Virginia Polytechnic and State University

The purpose of this website is the online publication of archaeological monographs and journals, either as excerpts or whole publications. In addition to this a number of archaeological projects in the ANE have added in-depth information on their projects.

Originally intended for Ancient Near Eastern studies, it contains a good number of Egyptological publications. (e.g. see my link to Petrie's Memphis I on the left).

It is still under development and the merging of the ABZU and the ETANA databases is in progress.

I find the website slightly confusing as the listing and the interlinking is not very neat, but the sheer amount of resources more than makes up for this.

1 comment:

Charles Ellwood Jones said...

Can you say a little more about what you mean by "...the listing and the interlinking is not very neat..."? We're always seeking to improve ETANA and Abzu, and would appreciate your feedback.

Thanks!

-Chuck Jones-