The study of written matter recorded on hard or durable material; the study of inscriptions from the earliest civilizations through to the present day, their interpretation and classification.

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The Arabic & Islamic Inscriptions
Examples of Pre-Islamic and Islamic Arabic Inscriptions from 1st Century of Hijra onwards.
British Epigraphy Society
An independent 'chapter' of the Association Internationale d'Epigraphie Grecque et Latine. Aims, constitution, committee, events, news, jobs and prizes.
Browsing the Memory of the World
Describes use of Unicode for encoding dead and academic scripts.
Celtic Inscribed Stones
A study by University College London of all non-Runic early medieval inscribed stones in the British Isles and Brittany. Scope, researchers, and online database.
Chicago Demotic Dictionary (CDD)
A lexicographic tool for reading texts written in a late stage of the ancient Egyptian language and in a highly cursive script known as Demotic.
Cuneiform Tablet Collection Catalogue
Online searchable database Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP).
Discussion Group: Inscriptiones-l
A scholarly discussion forum for those people with a professional interest in Greek and Latin epigraphy.
Inscriptions from the Land of Israel
Project of the University of Virginia to create a searchable database of all the inscriptions from Israel from c.330 BC to 614 AD. Inscriptions from Beth She'arim currently available.
Linear A Texts in Phonetic Transcription
Proposed phonetic translation. Includes bibliography, and images.
The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project
Attempt to collect all published and unpublished Neo-Assyrian texts into an electronic database.
The Oriental Institute and Epigraphy
The epigraphic survey of this institute of the University of Chicago was founded in 1924 and continues to record inscriptions and decoration on Ancient Egyptian monuments.
Phaistos Disc
Ole Hagen argues that this inscription from Minoan Crete is a calendar. Includes drawings of both faces of the disc.
The two sides of the Phaistos Disc
Proposes a connection between the Phaistos Disc, the Arkalochorie axe and Linear A.
Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik (ZPE)
International Journal for Papyrology and Ancient Epigraphics, covering the full spectrum of ancient texts. The articles are written in the author's languages, including English, German, and French.
Picturing the Past
Researcher Tom Malzbender has invented a tool that lets scholars see ancient inscribed texts in ways never before possible. Illustrated article from Hewlett-Packard Labs. (December 06, 2000)
Earliest Writing Found
The earliest examples of writing may have been discovered in Pakistan, according to archaeologists working on the Harappa project. BBC News report. (May 04, 1999)
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