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  • Royal Inscriptions of Assyria (RIA)

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    In diesem Projekt wird eine vollständige, moderne, wissenschaftliche Edition des Korpus der akkadischen Inschriften aller assyrischen Könige vom späten dritten Jahrtausend bis zur Herrschaft von Aššur-nerari V. (754-745 v. Chr.) erarbeitet werden. more

  • Living Among Ruins: The Experience of Urban Abandonment in Babylonia


    This three-year project, which is funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation as part of its Lost Cities programme, draws on royal inscriptions of the Neo-Babylonian Empire (626-539 BC), Babylonian Topographical Texts, temple lists, and later local sources to explore the fate of Babylon from the grandeur of the 6th century BC metropolis down to Parthian times and the visit of Trajan, charting the gradual abandonment of parts of the city and analysing the experience of the people inhabiting the city. more

  • The Munich Open-access Cuneiform Corpus Initiative (MOCCI)


    A key objective of the newly established Chair for the Ancient History of the Near and Middle East is the promotion of easily accessible open-access source databases. Our aim is to make many of the rich primary sources of Assyria, Babylonia, and their contemporaries available online for free in a fully searchable and richly annotated (lemmatized) format. more

  • Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Babylonian Empire (RINBE)


    This project will produce a complete, modern scholarly edition of the corpus of official inscriptions of the last native kings of Babylon (626-539 BCE) in print and in an annotated, open-access digital format. more