Ancient Near East Maps

Assyria Map
Assyria Map. Clipart.com

Also see Neareast Timelines Index

Biblical
Canaan
Levant
Persian Empire
Syria and Assyria

The Ionians

Perry-Castaneda Library

  • Ancient Jerusalem
    356K JPG city map, the from Perry-Castaneda Library, showing elevations, landmarks, modern and ancient walls.
  • Maps of the Middle East
    The Perry-Castaneda Library's collection of ancient maps of places in the Middle east

Mapping Project

Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

  • Ancient Mesopotamia
    Oriental Institute map of Akkad, Babylonia, Assyria, and Sumer located alongside the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Major cities and other rivers included in line drawing.
  • Nippur, Sacred City of Enlil
    Oriental Institute black-and-white map of rivers and cities from the Khabur to the Karkeh River and from Khorsbad to Eridu, Susa to Mari.

    Henry Davis

    • Babylonian Clay Tablet World Map
      Circular map from 600 B.C. which if the interpretive redrawing is correct shows Babylon, Armenia, and the Bitter River.
    • The Earliest Known Map
      Monograph to accompany a slide of a clay Babylonian map from 6200 B.C. Conjectures on earlier map making. Includes bibliography.
    • Also see Clay Tablet town plan map from Ga-Sur, 2500 B.C. with a redrawn map showing what may have been on the original, Town Plan wall drawing from Catal Hyük, 6200 B.C., and Mesopotamian City Plan map, from Nippur, 1500 B.C.
    • Babylonian Clay Tablet World Map
      Circular map from 600 B.C. which if the interpretive redrawing is correct shows Babylon, Armenia, and the Bitter River.

    Ninevah Online

    • The Assyrians
      Map showing the empire from 1800-1600, 1244-1208, and 699-627 B.C.; includes major cities, including Tarsus, Sidon, Tyre, Jerusalem, Babylon, Ur, Susah and Ninevah, and the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.

    Oznet

    • Map of Ancient Iran
      Large JPEG file showing the extent of the Persian Empire with cities.

    University of Calgary - J. Vanderspoel

    Raingod - Petra

    • Petra
      Located about 50 mi. south of modern Amman, Petra was established in the 6th century B.C. by nomads and as a commercial empire extended into Syria.

    Hyperhistory

    • Sumer
      Map showing areas and time periods for Sumer, Akkadian Empire, and the Old Kingdom of Egypt.

    Damascus Online

    • Ancient Jerusalem
      356K JPG city map, the from Perry-Castaneda Library, showing elevations, landmarks, modern and ancient walls.

      Bible Maps

      • Ancient Near East before the Exodus
        Map shows Abraham's journey around 2000 B.C.
      • Bible Maps
        Successive World Kingdoms. Maps of Persia, Babylon, Assyria, 640-500 B.C. Eventually spanning from Libya and Macedonia in the West to the end of the Persian Gulf in the East, maps show the outlines of each empire.
      • The Exodus from Egypt
        Map of the Neareast around 1500 B.C.
      • Kingdoms of Israel and Judah
        Map showing the division between Judah and Israel from 900-722 B.C.
      • Palestine at the time of Jesus
        Map of Palestine at the time of Jesus (A.D. 33).
      • 12 Tribes in Canaan
        Map of the locations of the twelve tribes during the period between Joshua and Saul, 1400-1100 B.C.
      • United Kingdoms of David and Solomon.
        Map showing the kingdoms of David and Solomon about 1000 B.C.

      Al Mishraq - The Levant

      • Canaan Map
        Map of Lebanon, marked with place names believed to be of Canaanite origin.
         
      • A Glimpse of Yesterday
        In addition to showing the place name variations between Aramaic, Canaanite, and Arabic, site explains the arbitrary temporal and geographic distinctions between Ancient Near East and Middle East.
      • Lebanon Map
        Map of modern Lebanon showing Syria and the Mediterranean Sea.
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