Ancient History on the Internet
There many excellent resources for the study of history available on the Internet. Keep in mind, however, that not everything published on the Internet is reliable information. We should all be careful and use our commonsense when surfing the Internet.
One of the outcomes of a history class is to learn to look critically for signs that the information is trustworthy (for example, the use of citations that can be verified, accredited sources, a peer-reviewed journal). Always check the information you learn form online against reliable sources elsewhere (and that does NOT mean just checking two Internet sources because often one site just borrows information from another without checking the information first).
Some useful online resources include:
ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND
World virtual gallery -- a museum portal to the world of
The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization (a PBS site)
Perseus This website has excellent resources, including a Greek history textbook, and thousands of images of sculpture and architecture.
THE MIDDLE AGES
Later medieval research guide -- custom-made research pointers in high- and late-medieval history
THE RENAISSANCE, REFORMATION, AND LATER
An ongoing voyage -- Library of Congress exhibit on Europe and
PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS
The Museum of Fine Arts (
The Kelsey Museum
The British Museum (
The Louvre Museum (
for a list of other museums with collections from
OTHER HELPFUL WEBSITES
The Encyclopedia Britannica (This is not a free site, but you can sign up for a one-time 14 day free pass)
BLOGS: <coming soon>
GOOGLE EARTH coordinates <coming soon>