Welcome to Isidore of Seville

... home of the most comprehensive highly-focused web directories on the web. Share my interests? Want to suggest a topic, or a link? Let me know at [email protected].

My Featured Sites


(All 48 of my Sites)

Sections: Book Cataloging | Ancient and Medieval Civilization | Religion | Travel | Great Art | Middle Eastern and African Civilization American History | Modern History | Mythical Beasts | Animals

Book Cataloging

LibraryThing. My new site LibraryThing catalogs your books online. It's ideal for scholarly books, using the Library of Congress not Amazon.

Ancient and Medieval Civilization

Ancient Library. Embryonic project to create the greatest classics and ancient history site ever. Seriously. Check it out. new

The Oracle of Delphi and Ancient Oracles. Delphi, Didyma, Dodona and other ancient oracles. new

Cleopatra on the Web. Everything about Cleopatra VII, the great Egyptian queen. Includes over 168 images.

Genghis Khan on the Web. Over 275 resources about Genghis Khan, the great Mongol conqueror.

The Complete Petra. Images and text relating to the "lost" city of Petra in southern Jordan.

Hieroglyphics! Guide to anything anyone ever wanted to know about Egyptian hieroglyphics (hieroglyphs).

Herodotus on the Web. Guide to the over 200 resources pertaining to the Greek historian Herodotus of Halicarnassus.


The Queen of Sheba. 170 websites and 150 pictures of the mysterious, remarkable Queen of Sheba. new

Jonah on the Web. Guide to the over 350 resources about Jonah and the whale / fish, in art, religion and culture. new

Noah's Ark on the Web. Guide to the over 450 resources about Noah's Ark in art, culture and religion. new

Angels on the Web. Angels in theology, culture and art. Includes over 550 images.


Termessos on the Web. All about Termessos (Termessus), the great "lost" city of Turkish Pisida, near Antalya. Includes thumbnails. new

Sintra on the Web. Discover the beguiling Portuguese town of Sintra, haunt of Byron, William Beckford, and the Portuguese royalty. new

Evora, Portugal on the Web. All about the medieval city of the Alentejo region of Portugal. new

Machu Picchu on the Web. Covers the "lost" city of Machu Picchu in Peru, built by the Incas and discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911.

Alanya, Turkey on the Web. Everything about my favorite town.

Great Art

Mona Lisa on the Web. Everything about the Mona Lisa, with over 475 parodies, take-offs and other versions.

Middle Eastern and African Civilization

Sundiata and Mansa Musa on the Web. All about the Empire of Mali and its two most famous kings.

Ibn Battuta on the Web. Resources on the great 14th century Muslim geographer.

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Check out my new site the Wiki Classical Dictionary. Geared to scholars, serious students and obsessed amateurs, the WCD can be edited by anyone, anytime. It just started, so there's a lot to do! Come on in!

American History

Andrew Jackson on the Web. Everything about "Old Hickory," President Andrew Jackson, and his times.

The Battle of the Bulge on the Web. Everything about the Battle of the Bulge ("Ardennes Offensive"). new

D-Day on the Web. Comprehensive guide and web directory to the Normandy Landings (aka "Operation OVERLORD"), including 32 personal stories and an extensive subsection on Saving Private Ryan.

Alexander Hamilton on the Web. Comprehensive information on Alexander Hamilton, soldier, first Secretary of the Treasury and author of the Federalist Papers

Modern History

Hernando Cortes on the Web. Everything about the Conqueror of Mexico, the Spanish explorer Hernando (of Hernán) Cortés (1485–1547).

The Battle of Kursk on the Web. Web pages and photographs from the greatest tank battle in history.

Duels and Dueling on the Web. Over 175 links related to sword and pistol dueling in Europe and the Americas.

Mythical Beasts

Dragons in Art and on the Web. Almost 1,800 resources about dragons, including 1,470 pictures, dragons in literature, legend and movies. new

Griffins on the Web. A sort of "history of art through griffins" (aka. Gryphons, Griffons), with over 525 images, and 200 site reviews. new

Mermaids on the Web. 1,650 resources on mermaids and their relatives, including over 1,000 images.


Hammerhead Shark! Complete guide to hammerheads, with a picture gallery.

Giraffe Central. Two-hundred sites about the world's largest land animal. Includes an excellent "thumbnails" section.

Seahorse and Sea Dragon Central. Over 200 sites about seahorses, and the weedy and leafy sea dragons.

Komodo Dragon Central. Facts and images on the largest lizard species on earth, the Komodo dragon of Indonesia.

Echidna Central. All about the egg-laying mammal, the echidna of Australia and New Guinea.