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    Posted: 18-Aug-2004 at 11:19

   I was wondering if the knowledgable users around here would mind posting their favorite books and/or websites for the pre-1000BC era?  Besides this site, of course .  I've ordered a few atlases of ancient history, and have pretty well canvased the internet for obvious sources.  I will add links to this post as people post their sources.

Books:

The Bible (My personal favorite)

After the Flood by Bill Cooper

The Historical Atlas of Mesopotamia by Norman Bancroft Hunt (just ordered)

The Ancient World: Earliest Times to 1BC by John Haywood (Solid overview, not very deep)

Websites:

AllEmpires.com  (The Best!!)

The Encyclopedia of World History

The Ancient World Web

History of the Ancient Near East

Tradition and Memory: World Cultures: Mesopotamia

Minnesota State University EMuseum: Prehistory Section

 

I'll add more as I get to them



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Hello!

One idea I have used myself is to read the inscriptions made by the ancient kings themselves...It`s rather easy to find many of them on google...

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As long as you can sort the real sources from the junk (atlantis, Pangean civilizations..) There are a number of good sites for texts - try:

http://www.ancienttexts.org/library/index.html

http://www.sacred-texts.com/index.htm - some good - some of it is a bit out there

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/

http://www.crystalinks.com/ancient.html - lots of it is pretty far out there

http://www.livius.org/home.html - Jona Lendering's history site - a number of good short articles on various cultures

For egyptian specific material try:

http://www.crystalinks.com/ancient.html - again - some of it is pretty far out

http://www.touregypt.net/ - good history and practical travel information

http://www.thehallofmaat.com/maat/index.php - my favorite for debunking pseudo history in ancient egypt

Some good maps are available here:

http://iam.classics.unc.edu/index.html

For Greco Roman classics - with some translations of ancient papyri - the best site I've found so far is:

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/

 

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  Quote mauk4678 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Aug-2004 at 12:28
One book that i personally like is The outline of history,  by H.G. Wells.  It's not exclusive to pre-1000 B.C.  but I'v always found it helpful, if a little opinionated.
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