Digital Resources

Each student is expected to post three digital resources to this page. This assignment requires each student to find three good digital resources on archaeology (broadly defined), archaeological evidence or a specific site. This resource should be free (open-access). You must also annotate the site, i.e. explain in no more than 2-3 short sentences why the site is helpful.  The three resources may not be able the same topic or be of the same genre (i.e., you cannot post three museum sites).


The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Collections Page

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has an excellent collections of Egyptian, Classical, and ancient Near Eastern (e.g., Palmyrene material and Ctesiphon) objects. All objects have been photographed and digitized. These collections are searchable. Many of the images of these objects can be used free of charge.


A multimedia art history website with videos and essays about a range of art historical topics from antiquity through today. Classical, Late Antique, Byzantine and Islamic material culture is included, but the extent of coverage of these periods varies.

Manar al-Athar Project, University of Oxford

An open-access website that provides high resolution, searchable images for teaching, research, and publication. The archive with 10,000+ photographs covers sites, buildings and art that are in the areas of the former Roman empire which later came under Islamic rule, such as Syro-Palestine/the Levant, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa and Spain.

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