Another abnormally interesting time sink. The Melammu Project, “The Intellectual Heritage of Assyria and Babylonia in East and West,” provides an online resource in the form of a searchable database repository for the investigation of the diffusion of Mesopotamian culture from the 2nd millennium BCE until Islamic times. Here’s how the site puts it,
The Assyrian and Babylonian Intellectual Heritage Project (Melammu) investigates the continuity, transformation and diffusion of Mesopotamian culture throughout the ancient world from the second millennium BC until Islamic times. A central objective of the project is to create an electronic database collecting the relevant textual, art-historical, archaeological, ethnographic and linguistic evidence and making it easily accessible on the Internet. In addition, the project organizes annual symposia focusing on different aspects of cultural continuity and evolution in the ancient world.
At some point I may make a couple of contributions but for now I’m content to see if I can wear out their search engine.
Via Ancient World Online