Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Semitic Inscriptions Semitiques

The Semitic Inscriptions Semitiques database is now open access. From the website:

This website is a database of ancient texts written in Semitic languages and inscribed on various media: tablets, potteries, manuscripts, etc. It grants direct access to all kinds of information about these inscriptions: their origin, their age, their script... And of course, most importantly, the text itself, analyzed, translated, and annotated.

Without registration one can obtain basic information, including a low-resolution photograph of an inscription, its title, language, date, discovery site, and literary genre. The website is also searchable.

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