Guide to the Internet for History

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Greco-Roman World

Ancient Mediterranean Civilization. Brief histories and timelines of Greece, Rome and Egypt.

Ariadne: The Hellenic Civilization Database. Extensive site containing information on Greek art, literature and archaeology. Includes a description and images of Greek museums.

Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in Antiquity.

GIS and Remote Sensing in Archaeology: Burgundy, France. A good introduction, with excellent graphics, to advanced techniques in archaeology.

About Lepcis Magna. Lepcis Magna, an amazingly preserved Roman city on the North African coast has been excavated by archaeologists since the 1920s. Little blurb on the Roman Empire being in Africa, nice and historical. Enjoy the multimedia lecture hall.

The Ohio State University Excavations at Isthmia. A summary, with graphics, of work at the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Isthmia.

Overview of Greek History, T.R. Martin. An on-line, hypertext textbook, integrated with the Perseus project.

Perseus Project. The Perseus Project is an evolving digital library of resources for the study of the ancient world and beyond. An incredible amount of primary source material, bith textual and archaeological.

The Perseus Atlas Project. Maps and satellite imagery in various scales. Extremely interesting and useful.

Pompeii Forum Project. Constructed by historians and archaeologists from the University of Virginia, this site examines ancient Pompeii from the perspective or urban design.

Pompeii. One hundred images from the Tulane University site provides a virtual tour of ancient Pompeii.

The Pylos Regional Archaeological Project. A multi-disciplinary, diachronic archaeological expedition investigates the history of prehistoric and historic settlement and land use in western Messenia in Greece.

Roman Art and Architecture in the City of Rome. A collection of images of Roman architecture.

The Tech Classics Archive. Translated classical texts, with a search facility. A phenomenal resource.

Timeline. The history of ancient Rome, with a chronological index and links to Internet resources. Emphasis is placed on the roles of woman in ancient times.

Vesuvius. A beautiful exploration of Mount Vesuvius in ancient Rome and as it appears today. Speculations on the next eruption as well.

Women's Life in Greece and Rome. Primary Sources arranged topically. A wonderful research resource.


General Resources

African Art: Aesthetics and Meaning: An Electronic Exhibition Catalog. A very brief introduction to African Aesthetics. Good images of objects with descriptive and explanatory text.

African Studies WWW Links (UPenn). A useful set of links to many places having items related to Africa.

African News. Limited news bulletins from the "Omnivore."

AfricanTimelines. Chronology with descriptions for Ancient Africa, African Empires, African Slave Trade & European Imperialism, Anti-Colonialism, Post-Independence Africa, plus Sources for Further Study.

Africa South of the Sahara. Hypertext linked timeline of African history. A timeline of African history

Country-Specific Pages for Africa. A useful set of links arranged by country.

Dutch Portuguese Colonial History. History of the Portuguese and the Dutch in Ceylon, India, Malacca, Bengal, Formosa, Africa, and other places.

Internet African History Sourcebook. Extensive on-line source for links about the history of Africa Offers short primary documents describing the slave trade and the life of the enslaved people in their own words, As well as extensive on-line sources for links about the history of ancient Africa, including the kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay.

Islam and Islamic History in Arabia and the Middle East: The Coming of the West.

A short discussion of the Western influence and domination from the seventeenth century until 1945.
Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African Art. Changing on-line displays and exhibits.

West African Music. An introduction (with references), and sample audio files.


See "Ancient Near East"


Eritrea Page. General information maps and images.


Ethiopia Page. General information, maps and images.


Ghana Home Page. Images, limited historical information.


The Virtual Institute of Mambila Studies. Information and Research on the Mambila people.


Somalia Home Page. Descriptions, maps and images.


Ancient Nubia: Egypt's Rival in Africa. Designed to teach users about a lesser known African civilization that existed alongside the more famous Egyptian civilization. Nice web site dedicated to telling about Nubian civilization

Nubia--Its Glory and its People. An exhibit at the Oriental Institute of the history of Nubia from 2800 BC to 1400 AD. Includes images and good text.

Nubia: The Land Upriver. The geography and early history of the Nubian peoples, from prehistoric times to the Kingdom of Kush.

Sudan News and Views. Periodic news review.

South Africa

African National Congress. Includes documentation and a history of South Africa.

South Africa: Labyrinth of East London Lore. A means to make the history of this harbor town accessible to the community and schools.


Zambian Web Page. Guide to the country and The Post, a major newspaper.


Great Zimbabwe. A 23-slide series, with commentary, that will take you through the ruins of Great Zimbabwe in southern Africa. A lot of fun.

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