Digital atlas of ancient libraries


The atlas of ancient libraries is a sub-programme of Project NimRoD: from Nimrud to Rome, Discovering ancient libraries. The online platform has been planned to allow multiple entry points.

Our primary focus has been on the atlas part of this website. Its aim is to present synthetically ancient libraries attested by textual or material sources (and those that have been supposed), as well as the sites where they were located. Additional developments give the opportunity to interested readers to explore more deeply some aspects of these libraries.

The first sites and libraries are now online, in French and —for some of them— in English.

Come and discover them here :


In a later phase, we plan to develop an encyclopaedic part, which will present tendencies and similarities between some libraries, or, on the contrary, focus on remarkable cases.