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Best of the Web: History & Social Sciences » History » Ancient History

  • Cultural information about various ancient civilizations organized in an alphabetical listing
  • Site hosted by the BBC provides information on various peoples and groups in ancient history, along with images, animated timelines, presentations
  • Documents and links to other websites presented in a structured manner. The primary subject areas include Human Origins, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, Greece, the Hellenistic world, Rome, Late Antiquity, and Christian Origins.
  • Rich informational site maintained at Minnesota State University with sections on Egypt, Greece, Mesopotamia and much more.
  • "The EAWC Internet Index tracks a variety of resources that are relevant to ancient and medieval times and that might prove useful to students and teachers who are engaged in serious study. It is divided into five sub-indices: a chronology, an essay index, an image index, an internet site index and a primary text index. Each of these is further divided into sections, one for each of the cultures represented: the Near East, India, Egypt, China, Greece, Rome, Early Islam and Medieval Europe."
  • Site hosted by the University of Alabama-Birmingham contained digital photographs and images of various artifacts, art, writing implements, tools and other items from numerous different ancient cultural groups.
  • A regularily updated guide to all things ancient on the web. Includes a directory and a search feature. Has a useful section on "daily life" in ancient cultures.
  • A rapidly expanding Digital Library from Tufts with a plentiful collection of Greek playtexts and other classical resources. The site also contains full-text versions of Christopher Marlowe's work, an edition of Shakespeare's First Folio, and source material on the history and founding of London. Atlases identify places mentioned in the collection of online texts.

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