Department of Antiquities Online Archives
(HLF funded project in partnership with the Access to Archives Programme of The National Archives, Oxfordshire Sites and Monuments Record, and the Oxfordshire Record Office)
A web-based learning resource aimed at schools and anyone interested in the Anglo-Saxons. The website forms part of the Heritage Lottery Funded project based on the work of former Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum and prominent archaeologist Edward Thurlow Leeds. The work of Mr Leeds and the collection of Anglo-Saxon artefacts at the Ashmolean Museum were used as the basis for an educational website aimed at children. This was created with the help of the Ashmolean Education Service in the museum and two primary schools in Oxford. It has been designed for use by schools for teaching Key Stage 2 History as well as for use by the general public.
Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Online Catalogue)
Catalogue of the Museum's collection of Near Eastern terracottas by the late Dr Roger Moorey, Keeper of the Department of Antiquities from 1983-2002.
Iraq - Navel of the World (Presentation)
Presentation based on a cross-department temporary exhibition on the archaeology and history of Iraq held in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford from April 2003 to March 2004. Both exhibition and website were designed by Luke Treadwell (Heberden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum) and Eleanor Robson (University of Cambridge).
Information about one of the treasures of the Ashmolean Museum, the Sumerian King-List written in cuneiform, which also makes reference to a great flood.
Ancient Cyprus in the Ashmolean Museum (Presentation)
This presentation of information about the Ancient Cypriot collections at the Ashmolean Museum was created as part of a documentation project funded by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) with the aims of improving access to the collection and displaying the material to a far wider audience than is possible in the Museum building alone. The website provides both general information and a series of 'Highlights of the Collection' web tours about specific parts of the collection.
Cypriot Copper: Mysteries of the Bronze Age (Learning Resource)
A learning resource about the Bronze Age in Cyprus based on the Ashmolean collections.
By A C Brown and H W Catling, 1986 (Out of print publication)
The Sackler Gallery
The Sackler Gallery of Egyptian Antiquities provides visitors with an overview of the culture of Ancient Egypt from the Old Kingdom to the 7th century AD. Opened in September 2003 after a three-year refurbishment of the space formerly occupied by the Dynastic Gallery, it offers a chronological survey that also highlights specific topics such as writing and education, state and personal religion, funerary beliefs, magic, art, crafts, and technology. The full texts of the gallery's information panels and labels will be available on this site, together with some key object images.
Ancient Egypt and Nubia: brief guide to the Ashmolean collections
A brief guide to the history and extent of the Ashmolean's collections, with a searchable site index and features on some of the most famous objects.
List of sites and excavations from which the Ashmolean Museum holds material
Digitisation project about the archival records of Sir Arthur Evans' work at Knossos, Crete.
The Metrological Relief (FAQ)
Information about one of the treasures of the Ashmolean Museum, a marble slab roughly triangular in shape carved in relief with the upper body of a man looking to his left and with his arms outstretched, which depicts standard units of measurements (5th century BC).
The Parian Marble (FAQ)
Information about one of the treasures of the Ashmolean Museum: the earliest extant example of a Greek chronological table.
A catalogue of the collection of watercolours and information about classical antiquities compiled by Thomas Burgon (1787-1858).
By Ann Brown, 1980 (Out of print publication).
By Michael Vickers, 1979 (Out of print publication).
By Michael Vickers, Oliver Impey and James Allan, 1986 (Out of print publication).
Rationalisation and Enhancement of Historic British Archaeology Collection
Website for the project concerning the historic British Archaeological collections held by the Ashmolean Museum.
Website for the project concerning the work of pioneering archaeologist, E T Leeds and his work in Oxfordshire and with the Anglo-Saxons.
Online catalogue of the Ashmolean Museum's collection of approximately 5000 brass rubbings made over a number of years by the Oxford University Archaeological Society, the Oxford Architectural and Historical Society and others.
Online catalogue of the Ashmolean Museum's ceramic collections; also associated learning resources concerning the history of ceramics.
Online catalogue of the archive of Medieval paving tiles in the Parker-Hore Collection, Worcester, and in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
Preserving and Enhancing Access to Historic Oxfordshire (Presentation)
Website for the HLF funded research project on the work of five key archaeologists working in Oxfordshire (c.1870-1950). Includes catalogue of archival material from the archaeologists held by the Museum.
Online catalogue of aerial photographs taken by Major George Allen, one of the pioneers of the technique during the 1930s, and Derrick Riley; with an historical introduction to aerial photography in the service of archaeology (still under construction).
Online catalogue of material from the site of Stonehenge held by the Ashmolean Museum, and discussion of how this collection reflects the historical development of interest in Stonehenge, as well as the evolution of archaeological technology and methodology over the last two centuries.
Information about the history of the Ashmolean Museum. See also History and Future.
The Tradescant Collection (Learning Resource)
Online catalogue of some of the material from the founding Tradescant collection, and information about the Tradescants and their collection.
Website for the project concerning the archive and collection of Sir John Evans, one of the key figures in the history of archaeology and numismatics.
Online catalogue and discussion of the Sir John Evans collection of material from prehistoric lake dwellings in the Alpine region.