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CLAR 2130: Near Eastern and Egyptian Archaeology

Ancient Near East

Map of google placemarks for the ancient near eastA preliminary set of placemarks (ANE.kmz) for Google Earth of a selection of the most important archaeological sites in the Ancient Near East can be downloaded here (as an alternative try right-click or ctrl-click).


.ANE.kmz works with Google Earth, which has to be downloaded (free at When opened inside Google Earth, ANE.kmz gives, to the left, an alphabetic list of ancient sites and, to the right, on the satellite photo the same sites marked. For the moment, there are some 2500 sites with modern names; among them some 400 have ancient names. Additions of more sites are planned.

Map of digital archaeological atlas of the holy landThe Digital Archaeological Atlas of the Holy Land is an online atlas to site in the Middle East from prehistoric times to the early 20th century. It includes maps (which can be animated) for archaeological periods and empires, a database for site information, and much else.

Because of the way the site is designed, a wide monitor is very helpful!

A Few Archaeology Websites