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Ancient History

Welcome to the Ancient History subject guide

This guide has been compiled by your specialist Subject Liaison Librarian and provides guidance relating to resources in the subject area of Ancient History. 

Use the menu on the left-hand side of the page to see what's available, including print and online materials, how-to videos, and details of further training available through LibrarySkills@UCL.

You may also find the following subject guides useful:

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Subject Collections

The Ancient History collection is located on the 1st floor of the UCL Main Library and contains books on the history of the Ancient Near East, Greece & Rome, Byzantium, and the early Christian Church and is arranged geographically by region.

The works of the ancient historians are located in the Classics collection. For books on the history of Egypt in the early and Pharaonic periods you should refer to the Egyptology collection at the Institute of Archaeology. 

Our print collections are complemented by an extensive range of online resources. The key resources in this subject area are: