Over the thanksgiving holiday, AWOL The Ancient World Online, passed the three million page views benchmark, with a million page views since the first week of 2014.

AWOL is a project of Charles E. Jones, Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities at the Pattee Library, Penn State University.

AWOL began with a series of entries under the heading AWOL on the Ancient World Bloggers Group Blog. I moved it to its own space beginning in 2009.

The primary focus of the project is notice and comment on open access material relating to the ancient world, but I occasionally also include other kinds of networked information as it comes available.

The ancient world is conceived as it is at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, my academic home at the time AWOL was conceived and  launched. That is, from the Pillars of Hercules to the Pacific, from the beginnings of human habitation to the late antique / early Islamic period.

And see also AWOL’s sister project AMIR:

This project began as a consequence of a series of conversations in 2010 between Charles Jones and Peter Magierski at NYU about the need for a tool to assemble and distribute information on open access material relating to the Middle East. It uses Jones’ Ancient World Online (AWOL) as a model.