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Call For Papers: Digital Literacies for the Ancient World: A Special Issue of Classics@, the CHS Online Journal

Digital Literacies for the Ancient World: A Special Issue of Classics@, the CHS Online Journal
Editorial committee: David Bouvier – Claire Clivaz – Paul Dilley – David Hamidović; chief editor: Paul Dilley

Deadline to forward the articles to the editors: August 31st, 2016

Abstract 300 words: June 1st, 2016

Guidelines: http://chs.harvard.edu/CHS/article/display/1386

 This volume of Classics@, an open-access journal of the Center for Hellenic Studies, aims to explore and analyze how the present digital turn enables a renewed theoretical engagement with multimodal ancient literacies. Cultural transmission in Antiquity was primarily oral, supplemented by images and texts. Texts were read by, at most, 10% of the population. Nevertheless, Classicists first employed the term literacy in the singular, according to its 19th-century definition: the ability to read and write texts (Clivaz, 2013). William Harris employed it this way in his milestone Ancient Literacy (1989). But since the 2000s, the plural form has gained currency, notably in Parker and Johnson’s collection of essays, Ancient Literacies (2009), which explores “new essentialist questions, such as what ‘book’ and ‘reading’ signify in antiquity, why literate cultures develop, or why literate cultures matter” (p. 4). The complex notion of “illiteracy” has also enriched our understanding of ancient literacies (Kraus, 2000; Cribiore 2013, p. 66–69).

Since modernity, almost all the tools for studying ancient sources have reflected the logic and standards of singular literacy and its association with the written (and especially printed) word. Now, emerging digital tools and culture have added urgency to the ongoing revision of  research on ancient literacy. Contributions are invited on a rich variety of relevant topics, including:

Multimodal literacies in Antiquity and/or today
Digital literacies and their connection to ancient literacies
Digital literacies and their implications for the study of Antiquity
Digital Pedagogy and teaching Antiquity
Comparison of orality in Antiquity and contemporary digital culture
Comparison of textuality in Anitiquity and contemporary digital culture
Metacritical analysis of standard printed tools used for the study of the ancient world
Submissions on the Ancient Near East, Greece, or Rome (through Late Antiquity) are welcome.  Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words by June 1st, 2016, to Paul Dilley: paul-dilley@uiowa.edu.

Articles should be between 30,000 and 45,000 characters long, including bibliography and footnotes; the deadline for submission is August 31st, 2016. As Classics@ is an open access online publication, authors can link directly to relevant sites, and may update articles after publication.

 Quoted references:
Clivaz, C., “Literacy, Greco-Roman Egypt,” in The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, First Edition, Roger S. Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige B. Champion, Andrew Erskine, and Sabine R. Huebner (ed.), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, 2013, p. 4097–4098.

Harris, W. V. (1989) Ancient literacy. Cambridge, MA.

Johnson, W. and Parker, H., eds. (2009) Ancient Literacies: the Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome. New York.

Kraus, T. J. (2000) “(Il)literacy in non-literary, papyri from Graeco-Roman Egypt: further aspects of the educational ideal in ancient literary sources and modern times.” Mnemosyne 53: 322–342.


Subsidia studii ab Enrique Alarcón collecta et edita
Pompaelone ad Universitatis Studiorum Navarrensis aedes ab A.D. MM
The Corpus Thomisticum project aims to provide scholars with a set of instruments of research on Thomas Aquinas, freely available via Internet. It has five parts:
  • A full edition of the complete works of St. Thomas according, where possible, to the best critical texts.
  • A bibliography covering all the studies on Aquinas and his doctrine, from the 13th century through our days.
  • An index of the main tools of Thomistic research, and the edition of the most important among them.
  • A database management system, implemented to search, compare, and sort words, phrases, quotations, similitudes, correlations, and statistical information.
  • A digital edition of the main manuscripts of Aquinas' works.
We choose Latin as the main language of the Corpus Thomisticum, for every student of Thomas can read his original texts, which are in Latin indeed.
Corpus Thomisticum aims to be a common project: every help is appretiated. We welcome the submission or correction of bibliographical references, of improved editions of texts, and of research tools, classic or modern: bonum enim est diffusivum sui.

Opera omnia S. Thomae Chartae synopticae operum
Bibliographia Thomistica Editiones operum optimae

Index Thomisticus Thomas-Lexikon
Tabula Aurea: A-O Tabula Aurea: P-Z

Editio Leonina Abbreviationes
Fontes vitae Thomae Catalogi operum antiqui

Nexus interretiales Inventarium huius loci

New in the ANS Digital Library: Coin hoards, by Sydney Noe

Coin hoards




There is no branch of numismatics which would have a greater appeal to the average man than the study of hoards and treasure trove. To some it will cause surprise that such material should need study. Not so to the archaeologist or the historian, who often has had reason to be grateful for the data supplied by coin finds. The presentation of some of the causes of hoarding and of the deductions we may draw from recovered buried treasure is submitted that the value of some of these results may be made clearer.
We Americans, probably because we are without many opportunities of such a nature this side of the water, find this subject of especial interest. To be sure, the treasuries of the Incas of Peru which have been unearthed included the precious metals in many forms but nothing that has been identified as currency. The tumuli of the Maya and Aztec civilizations of Central America will some day yield rich returns to the investigator, but the material heretofore secured is archaeological or ethnological, and, like that of Peru, has included little of a numismatic nature. In both cases, the finds are more closely analogous to those of ancient Egypt where the accounts often prove more thrilling than fiction. It stimulates the imagination to read of unrifled tombs where lie haughty princesses of long ago. Their jewels and the implements of their daily life were placed near at hand in readiness for the after-world, but food and drink were considered more necessary than gold. Only with the burials of the later and least interesting period does numismatic material occur. This is owing to the fact that the early money of the Egyptians consisted of bullion in an unminted form whose exchange value was determined by weight. During the Per- sian domination, the darics and sigloi of the invaders seem to have been in use to a limited degree, but finds show also that the early coinage of the Greeks circulated to a much more considerable extent.
Although finds of coin do not occur in this country as frequently as in Europe, one of the basic causes of these burials, hoarding, is not so foreign to our experience as might be supposed. Only when a hoard has been buried is there a chance of its becoming treasure trove and we are not accustomed to burying our savings. Civilization has accustomed us to other means of safekeeping, and experience has approved them satisfactory. In the cities, our savings are placed in banks or safe deposits. Let there be a run on the bank, however, and we see a return to primitive conditions—deposits are withdrawn as quickly as possible; and until confidence in some other institution overcomes the distrust caused by the failure, money is hoarded just as carefully as it was in the time of the Greeks and Romans. When we turn from a section remote from city life, to districts far removed from the conveniences which civilization affords, there is little difference from the procedure of the Ancients. Among the miners, hiding gold-dust becomes a necessity. So even to-day hoarding is not as exceptional a thing as it is thought.

Open Access Monograph Series: Materialien zum Sumerischen Lexikon Online (early volumes)

[First posted in AWOL 8 September 2011, updated 18 March 2016]

Eight early volumes of Materialien zum Sumerischen Lexikon courtesy of the Oriental Institute Research Archives
I. Die Serie ana ittišu. Landsberger, Benno. 1937. 
II. Die Serie Ur-e-a = nâqu. Landsberger, Benno. 1951
III. Das Syllabar A - Das Vokabular Sª - Das Vokabular Sb - Berichtigungen und Nachträge zu MSL II - Indices zu MSL II. Landsberger, Benno - Hallock, Richard T. - Sachs, A. - Schuster, h.s. 1955.
IV. Introduction; Part 1: Emesal-vocabulary; Part 2: Old Babylonian Grammatical Texts; Part 3: Neobabylonian Grammatical Texts; Nachträge zu MSL III. Landsberger, Benno - Hallock, Richard T. - Jacobsen, Thorkild - Falkenstein, Adam. 1956
V. The Series HAR-ra = hubullu. Tablets I-IV. Landsberger, B. 1957.
VI. The Series HAR-ra = hubullu. Tablets V-VII. Landsberger, B. 1958.
VIII/1 The Fauna of Ancient Mesopotamia. First Part: Tablet XIII. Landsberger, B. - Draffkorn Kilmer, Anne - Gordon, Edmund I. 1960.
VIII/2. The Fauna of Ancient Mesopotamia. Second Part: HAR-ra = hubullu. Tablets XIV and XVIII. Landsberger Benno - Draffkorn Kilmer Anne. 1962.

The Oriental Institute Open Access Publications

The Oriental Institute Open Access Publications
Including Both Digital Manifestations of Print Publications and Born Digital Publications

[Originally posted April 9, 2008 on the Ancient World Bloggers Group at AWOL - The Ancient World Online - 2: The Oriental Institute Electronic Publications Initiative, the "canonical" version of the list of online publications of the OI developed there for two and a half years and moved here during Open Access Week on October 19, 2010.  It will be kept up to date in this location henceforth.  Most recently updated 18 March 2016]

Starting in 2004, the Oriental Institute committed to digitizing all of its publications and making them available online, without charge. The minimum for each volume, old and new, current and forthcoming, will be a Portable Document Format (PDF) version following current resolution standards. New publications appear online at or near the time they appear in print. Older publications will be processed as time and funding permits. Several hundred volumes are now online.

Following is an up to date listing of all open access digital products of the Oriental Institute, including fascsimilies of paper based book, databases, born-digital initiatives, and multi-media presentations.

And see also the Chronological Lists of OI Publications

Assyriological Studies (AS) | List of volumes in print
The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CAD) | List of volumes in print
  • Volume 1:1, A:1. 1964.
  • Volume 1:2, A:2. 1968.
  • Volume 2, B. 1965.
  • Volume 3, D. 1959.
  • Volume 4, E. 1958.
  • Volume 5, G, 1956 
  • Volume 6, H [het]. 1956.
  • Volume 7, I/J. 1960.
  • Volume 8, K. 1971.
  • Volume 9, L. 1973.
  • Volume 10:1, M:1. 1977.
  • Volume 10:2, M:2. 1977.
  • Volume 11:1, N:1. 1980.
  • Volume 11:2, N:2. 1980.
  • Volume 12, P. 2005.
  • Volume 13, Q. 1982.
  • Volume 14, R. 1999.
  • Volume 15, S. 1984.
  • Volume 16, S [tsade]. 1962.
  • Volume 17:1, S [shin]:1. 1989.
  • Volume 17:2, S [shin]:2. 1992.
  • Volume 17:3, S [shin]:3. 1992.
  • Volume 18, T. 2006.
  • Volume 19, T [Tet]. 2006.
  • Volume 20, U/W. 2010.
  • Volume 21, Z. 1961.
 Chicago House Bulletin

  • Chicago House Bulletin XXV - July 2014
  • Chicago House Bulletin XXIV - July 2013
  • Chicago House Bulletin XXIII - July 2012
  • Chicago House Bulletin XXII - October 2011
  • Chicago House Bulletin XXI - September 2010
  • Chicago House Bulletin XX - November 2009
  • Chicago House Bulletin XIX - February 2009
  • Chicago House Bulletin XIX Prequel- Winter 2009
  • Chicago House Bulletin XVIII - November 2, 2007
  • Chicago House Bulletin XVII - October 2, 2006
  • Chicago House Bulletin XVI - September 15, 2005
  • Chicago House Bulletin XV - September 15, 2004
  • Chicago House Bulletin XIV, No.1 - September 1, 2003
  • Chicago House Bulletin XIII, No.1 - September 1, 2002
  • Chicago House Bulletin XII, No.1 - September 1, 2001
  • Chicago House Bulletin XI, No.1 - September 11, 2000
  • Chicago House Bulletin X, No.1 - September 15, 1999
  • Chicago House Bulletin IX, No.1 - November 9, 1998
  • Chicago House Bulletin VIII, No.2/3 - August 15, 1997
  • Chicago House Bulletin VIII, No.1 - December 15, 1996
  • Chicago House Bulletin VII, No.3 - August 15, 1996
  • Chicago House Bulletin VII, No.2 - April 15, 1996
  • Chicago House Bulletin VII, No.1 - December 15, 1995
  • Chicago House Bulletin VI, No.3 - August 15, 1995
  • Chicago House Bulletin VI, No.2 - April 15, 1995
  • Chicago House Bulletin VI, No.1 - December 15, 1994
  • Chicago House Bulletin V, No.3 - August 15, 1994
  • Chicago House Bulletin V, No.2 - April 15, 1994
  • Chicago House Bulletin V, No.1 - January 15, 1994
  • Chicago House Bulletin IV, No.3 - August 15, 1993
  • Chicago House Bulletin IV, No.2 - April 30, 1993
  • Chicago House Bulletin IV, No.1 - December 30, 1992
  • Chicago House Bulletin III, No.3 - August 15, 1992
  • Chicago House Bulletin III, No.2 - May 1, 1992
  • Chicago House Bulletin III, No.1 - December 15, 1991
  • Chicago House Bulletin II, No.3 - August 15, 1991
  • Chicago House Bulletin II, No.2 - April 15, 1991
  • Chicago House Bulletin II, No.1 - December 15, 1990
  • Chicago House Bulletin I, No.3 - August 15, 1990
  • Chicago House Bulletin I, No.2 - April 15, 1990
  • Chicago House Bulletin I, No.1 - December 10, 1989

    • The Chicago Demotic Dictionary (CDD) [Born digital publication]
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      The Hittite Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CHD) | List of volumes in print
      Chicago Hittite Dictionary Supplements (CHDS) | List of volumes in print
        Late Antique and Medieval Islamic Near East (LAMINE)
        • LAMINE 1. Christians and Others in the Umayyad State. Edited by Antoine Borrut and Fred M. Donner, with contributions by Touraj Daryaee, Muriel  Debié, Sidney H. Griffith, Wadad al-Qadi, Milka Levy-Rubin, Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych, Donald Whitcomb, and Luke Yarbrough, 2016
        Materials for the Assyrian Dictionary (MAD)

        Materials and Studies for Kassite History (MSKH)

        Oriental Institute Communications (OIC) | List of volumes in print
            Oriental Institute Digital Archives (OIDA) | [Online only]
            Oriental Institute Museum Publications (OIMP) | List of volumes in print
              Oriental Institute Nubian Expedition (OINE) | List of volumes in print
              Oriental Institute Publications (OIP) | List of volumes in print
                Oriental Institute Seminars (OIS) | List of volumes in print
                Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization (SAOC) | List of volumes in print

                  Lost Egypt

                  Lost Egypt, Volumes I-III. A Limited Edition Portfolio Series of Photographic Images from Egypt’s Past.
                  The Epigraphic Survey of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.

                  Volume Pagination Date ISBN Price
                  Volume I pp. i-viii + 10 plates 1992 0-918986-88-5 $2000.00
                  Volume II pp. i-viii + 10 plates 1992 0-918986-89-3 $2000.00
                  Volume III pp. i-viii + 10 plates 1992 0-918986-90-7 $2000.00

                  Miscellaneous Publications
                  • Islamic Bindings & Bookmaking
                      A Catalogue of an Exhibition in the Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago, May 18-August 18, 1981. By Gulnar Bosch, John Carswell, and Guy Petherbridge. Originally published in 1981. 
                  • Most Ancient Verse.
                      Selected and translated by Thorkild Jacobsen and John A. Wilson. Originally published in 1963.
                  • When Egypt Ruled the East.
                      By George Steindorff and Keith C. Seele. Revised by Keith C. Seele. Originally published as second edition in 1957. 
                  Annual Reports
                   The Oriental Institute Archaeological Newsletter (1950-1973)

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                  For years prior to 1999 the Lead Article(s) from various issues of News & Notes were made available electronically:










                  Oriental Institute's on-line Photographic Archives (online only)

                  Oriental Institute Databases (online only - login as guest)
                  Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators

                  The Human Adventure is online at The Oriental Institute's Youtube Channel. 

                  Mesopotamian Directory 2011

                  Also at The Oriental Institute's Youtube Channel is a developing list of video presentations of Members' Lectures, and exhibition related presentations.

                  Miscellaneous Publications | List of volumes in print

                  Research Archives

                  Integrated Database (IDB)

                  OCHRE Data Service

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                  And see also

                  Cambridge Digital Library: The Cairo Genizah Collection

                  Cambridge Digital Library: The Cairo Genizah Collection
                  Genizah Fragments
                  The Taylor-Schechter Cairo Genizah Collection at Cambridge University Library is the world's largest and most important single collection of medieval Jewish manuscripts. For a thousand years, the Jewish community of Fustat (Old Cairo), placed their worn-out books and other writings in a storeroom (genizah) of the Ben Ezra Synagogue, and in 1896–97 the Cambridge scholar, Dr Solomon Schechter, with financial help from the Master of St John’s College, Charles Taylor, arrived to examine it. He received permission from the Jewish community of Egypt to take away what he liked (explaining later, ‘I liked it all’), and he brought 193,000 manuscripts back to Cambridge, where they form the Taylor-Schechter Cairo Genizah Collection.
                  The storeroom where the manuscripts were stored by the community of Fustat was a genizah, a sacred storeroom. According to rabbinic law (see, for instance, Mishna Shabbat 16:1), once a holy book can no longer be used (because it is too old, or because its text is no longer relevant) it cannot be destroyed or casually discarded: texts containing the name of God should be buried or, if burial is not possible, placed in a genizah.
                  At least from the early 11th century, the Jews of Fustat, one of the most important and richest Jewish communities of the Mediterranean world, reverently placed their old texts in the Genizah. Remarkably, however, they placed not only the expected religious works, such as Bibles, prayer books and compendia of Jewish law, but also what we would regard as secular works and everyday documents: shopping lists, marriage contracts, divorce deeds, pages from Arabic fables, works of Sufi and Shi'ite philosophy, medical books, magical amulets, business letters and accounts, and hundreds of letters: examples of practically every kind of written text produced by the Jewish communities of the Near East can now be found in the Genizah Collection, and it presents an unparalleled insight into the medieval Jewish world.

                   And see:

                  The Library of Antiquity: Tips and Tricks for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean

                  The Library of Antiquity: Tips and Tricks for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean
                  Our Aims:
                  • We are a free and comprehensive resource for the study of classical antiquity across its many subdisciplines.
                  • We introduce research tools and best practices to students who are beginning advanced study, faculty and students in other disciplines, and the interested public.
                  • We offer friendly guidance on academic life.
                  Jaclyn Neel is a visiting professor in the Classical Studies Programme at York University. Her interests include Roman history, ancient religion, and Italian archaeology.

                  IMG_1008Mary Franks is a PhD student in the Department of History at York University.  Her interests include Roman political and cultural history, Roman religion, and historiography.

                  Socratis et Socraticorum Reliquiae Source

                  Socratis et Socraticorum Reliquiae Source
                  Socratis et Socraticorum Reliquiae Source presents the transcription of the collection of testimonies about Socrates and Socratics (Socratis et Socraticorum Reliquiae) originally edited by G. Giannantoni [4 voll., Bibliopolis, Napoli 1990].

                  The site enable users to access texts, exploit resources, and perform queries. Notes, additional information and a legenda for a better access to the texts are also available.

                  The publication is peer-reviewed and aspire to meet the highest quality standards. The content of the site and its internet addresses are stable and can be freely consulted and used for scholarly purposes.
                  The site will be soon open for semantically enrich the data published on the websites. A use of peer-to-peer (p2p) networking will also provide an efficient and engaging collaborative work space

                  Presocratics Source

                  Presocratics Source

                  Presocratics Source presents the transcription of the famous collection of Presocratic thinkers in ninety chapters originally edited by H. Diels and W. Kranz (Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, ed. by H. Diels-W. Kranz, 3 vols., Weidmann, Berlin, 19582), with the parallel Italian translation edited by G. Giannantoni (I Presocratici. Testimonianze e frammenti, a cura di G. Giannantoni, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 19832).

                  Presocratics Source enable users to access texts, exploit resources, and perform queries. Notes, additional information and a legenda for a better access to the text are also available.

                  The publication is peer-reviewed and aspire to meet the highest quality standards. The content of the site and its internet addresses are stable and can be freely consulted and used for scholarly purposes. The site will be soon open for semantically enrich the data published on the websites. A use of peer-to-peer (p2p) networking will also provide an efficient and engaging collaborative work space.

                  Bibliothèque virtuelle des manuscrits médiévaux (BVMM)

                  Bibliothèque virtuelle des manuscrits médiévaux (BVMM)
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                  La Bibliothèque virtuelle des manuscrits médiévaux (BVMM), élaborée par l’Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes (IRHT-CNRS), permet de consulter la reproduction d’une large sélection de manuscrits, du Moyen Âge au XVIe siècle. 

                  L’IRHT, avec le soutien du Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (Service du Livre et de la Lecture) et du Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche (Mission de l’information scientifique et technique et du réseau documentaire), effectue les campagnes photographiques dans des fonds patrimoniaux dispersés sur tout le territoire français, hormis ceux de la Bibliothèque nationale de France. 

                  Dans la BVMM les manuscrits ou incunables sont reproduits :
                  • Intégralement
                  • Partiellement : numérisation de la décoration ou d’une partie significative de l’ouvrage.
                  Les recherches dans la BVMM se font par bibliothèques, à partir de la cote du manuscrit.
                  D'autres possibilités de recherches sur les manuscrits et leurs reproductions sont proposées par Medium et les autres bases scientifiques de l’IRHT.onnexion

                  A Checklist of the Egyptian Museum's Unpublished Greek Papyri

                  A Checklist of the Egyptian Museum's Unpublished Greek Papyri
                  Usama Gad
                  During the past two decades, papyrologists trying to keep track of publications of the papyri in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo listed in Grenfell and Hunt’s 1903 volume of the Catalogue Général des Antiquités Égyptiennes du Musée du Caire have been well served by published concordances, first by the concordance provided by the authors themselves, Index I. Bibliography, pp. 111-112, then by K. A. Worp, “Die veröffentlichten P.Cair.: Eine Konkordanz,” ZPE 91 (1992) 95-98, and finally by addenda by A. Martin und G. Nachtergael in CdE 72 (1997) 305f. An adapted version of this concordance list can be consulted online; in this one can find all the numbers that have appeared in BAC until volume 26 (2009).
                  No such help has been readily available for the still-unpublished papyri of that volume. Since the AIP’s International Photographic Archive of Papyri has photographs of about 4600 papyri of the Egyptian Museum and it is available to all papyrologist worldwide, it can easily happen that the same papyrus text is edited by more than one scholar at a time. Moreover, because the papyri in P.Cair.Cat. have served as a major source of unpublished papyri for Egyptian students, it has happened that an Egyptian M.A. or Ph.D. thesis has included a papyrus simultaneously edited by an international papyrologist, or that the publication of a papyrus text escapes the notice of the national editor of the same papyrus. No doubt these instances are not intentional trespasses on the AIP’s guiding principle of Amicitia Papyrologorum. This checklist is intended to help colleagues to avoid such unintentional duplication of effort in the future, and it is hoped that it can be updated and corrected regularly...

                  Monastic Manuscript Project

                  Monastic Manuscript Project
                  The Monastic Manuscript Project is a database of descriptions of manuscripts that contain texts relevant for the study of early medieval monasticism, especially monastic rules, ascetic treatises, vitae patrum-texts and texts related to monastic reforms. We provide lists of manuscripts for each of these texts, which are linked to manuscript descriptions. The purpose is to offer a tool for reconstructing not only the manuscript dissemination of early medieval monastic texts but also to give access to the specific contexts in which a text appears. 

                  The database supports current edition projects and draws attention to understudied texts and the transmission of fragments, excerpts and florilegia. It is designed to facilitate the work of students and scholars who are interested in the history and reception of texts and who want to work with manuscripts rather than rely on modern editions.

                  Most pages provide links to a number of web resources, such as manuscript catalogues, online texts and translations, digitized manuscripts and repertoria. Manuscript descriptions are usually based on published manuscript catalogues and secondary literature. We hope to  replace these often incomplete and inaccurate descriptions with new ones that are based on hands on studies of the manuscripts themselves.

                  The Monastic Manuscript Project is conceptualized as a 'Wiki' project. Every student or scholar who works on monastic manuscripts is invited to contribute new manuscript descriptions, to fill in gaps and to submit additions and corrections to existing pages. Eventually the project will become a forum for collaborative work and the presentation of new research. 

                  The database currently can be searched for authors, texts, manuscripts, incipits, genres, and provenances. Other inquiries, about scripts or on CLA numbers, for example, can be carried out with the site search function (below).

                  Request for evaluation: we are constantly improving our website and database and adding new functions. Please tell us about additional search functions and information you would like us to provide. We appreciate suggestions for entering specific sets of texts and/or manuscripts. We would be happy to know how and for which purposes you use this website.

                  Le Dictionnaire des Antiquités Grecques et Romaines de Daremberg et Saglio

                   [First posted in AWOL 25 June 2914, updated 21 March 2016]

                  Le Dictionnaire des Antiquités Grecques et Romaines de Daremberg et Saglio
                  Le projet de mise en ligne du Dictionnaire des Antiquités Grecques et Romaines est issu d'un partenariat entre des enseignants d'Histoire de l'Université du Mirail et la Mission Innovation Technologique et Multimedia qui assure son développement. Ce projet prévoit l'accès Internet au contenu de l'ouvrage et la possibilité de commenter et d'enrichir les articles.

                  Ce site est le résultat d'une série de travaux expérimentaux effectués dans le but de permettre l'accès aux textes par la recherche documentaire (recherche par entrées et plein-texte). Il offre à tous l'accès aux fichiers numérisés ainsi que les fonctionnalités de recherches internes.

                  5 juin 2015 : Nouvelle version du site, plus stable que l'ancienne, attention cependant, vos favoris vers des articles ne fonctionneront pas. D'autres nouvelles à venir.
                  17 juin 2015 : La recherche refonctionne.
                  23 juin 2015 : Retour des illustrations associées aux entrées.
                  08 mars 2016 : Les anciens liens depuis Wikipedia (*sdx*) redirigent vers l'index des entrées, à la bonne lettre.

                      Open Access Journal: Minerva: The International Review of Ancient Art & Archaeology

                       [First posted in AWOL 6 August 2012. Updated 21 March 2016]

                      Minerva: The International Review of Ancient Art & Archaeology
                      ISSN 0957-7718
                      Minerva is the leading international publication focusing on archaeology, the antiquities markets, and exhibitions. Enjoyed by academics and non-specialists alike, Minerva is published six times a year and features a broad range of articles, news, interviews, travel, book reviews and listings of upcoming events.


                      Roundup of Resources on Ancient Geography

                      [Most recently updated 21 March 2016]

                      Included in the following list are links to digital project dealing with geography and the ancient world. It is an eclectic list, culled mostly from entries in AWOL. It has no pretentions of being complete or comprehensive, but is offered to give readers a sense of the range of materials currently accessible. I have (for the most part) not included the scores of atlases, maps and other orginally paper-based geographical resources which are accessible online in facsimile.

                      I welcome comments, suggestions for sites to include, notices of projects under development, and any other sorts of reactions you may have.  Please use the comment function below, or email me directly.  I'm easy to find.

                      2300 Ancient Sites on Google Earth 
                      On several occasions I have blogged on the possibilities of Google Earth and its online spin-off, Google Maps. My last blog on this topic was a bit over half a year ago, when I had some 1700 items available. In the meantime, I have added more than 550 ancient sites to my list, from all quarters of the ancient world.
                      Ancient Mediterranean Ports
                      The Union of Ancient Mediterranean Ports was created in 1995 from a network of cities with the common characteristic of having been founded during Greek antiquity. The union was enacted in 1996 with its headquarters in the ancient town of Agatha, current Aged of Southern France...
                      Ancient Locations:Database of Archaeological Sites
                      ANCIENT LOCATIONS is my collection of Placemarks of archaeologically interesting locations of the ancient world.
                      The list is continuously updated and expanded to give anyone with an interest in archaeology and history the possibility to look up the coordinates of relevant sites.
                      Locations are included if they existed prior to 476 CE in the Old World (end of the West-Roman Empire) and prior to 1492 CE in the New World (re-discovery of the New World).

                      Ancient Ports – Ports Antiques

                      Le Projet d’inventaire des Ports Antiques

                      This web site presents work done to collect, identify and locate ancient harbours and ports. It is based on a study of existing documentation and does not aim at finding new ports that were unknown at the time of writing. The result is a list of around 2750 ancient ports based on 66 ancient authors and a few modern authors. 
                      Ancient World Mapping Center
                      Recently the Center has been able to acquire its own server, so this is the ideal opportunity to revise and upgrade the website now launched here. The new site provides a robust platform to host the Center’s activities, especially its online initiatives Antiquity À-la-carte and the newly conceived Benthos project. Please explore and enjoy. You are encouraged to join the AWMC community and participate by registering yourself as a user of the site. The Center can only function with much valued support from donors. If you too would like to make a contribution, please visit the Support AWMC page.
                      ANE Placemarks for Google Earth
                      From Olof Pedersén
                      A preliminary set of placemarks (ANE.kmz) for Google Earth of a selection of the most important archaeological sites in the Ancient Near East can be downloaded here (as an alternative try right-click or ctrl-click).
                      Antiquity À-la-carte
                      The Antiquity À-la-carte application is an interactive digital map of the ancient world.
                      APAAME: Aerial Photography Archive for Archaeology in the Middle East
                      APAAME is long-term research project directed by Professor David Kennedy and Dr Robert Bewley, and is based at the University of Western Australia. The project is designed both to develop a methodology suited to the region and to illuminate settlement history in the Near East. The archive currently consists of almost 45,000 aerial images, over 40,000 of which are displayed on the archive’s Flickr site.

                      Although principally focused on Jordan, in which there has been an annual programme of flying since 1997 (The Aerial Archaeology in Jordan Project), high resolution satellite imagery on Google Earth is now permitting research on neighbouring countries.

                      We will be keeping you up to date on what we are finding, how we are finding it, and also taking you with us on our fieldwork in Jordan.
                      Le site de l'archéogéographie est une réalisation du Groupe de Recherches du CNRS intitulé "Traité de l'ESpace des Sociétés Rurales Anciennes" (= GDR 2137, TESORA). Ce groupe, dont l'existence institutionnelle prend fin en 2007 après 8 années d'existence, a conçu et formalisé une discipline nouvelle nommée archéogéographie et rédigé le Traité d'archéogéographie qui lui sert de base (en cours de parution). 

                      L'archéogéographie est enseignée à l'Université de Paris-I Sorbonne dans le cadre d'un Master “archéologie et environnement”, dont elle constitue une des quatre options. Les cours d'archéogéographie sont donnés par Gérard Chouquer, Magali Wateaux, Sandrine Robert. La direction de thèses sur des thèmes d'archéogéographie est assurée par Gérard Chouquer dans le cadre d'un Doctorat d'archéologie de l’École Doctorale d’Archéologie de l’Université de Paris I (ED 112). Certaines thèses sont encadrées en co-direction avec Joëlle Burnouf.

                      À partir de l'année universitaire 2007-2008, l'archéogéographie est enseignée à Coimbra, dans le cadre d'un Master "Archéologie et territoires", Spécialisation Archéogéographie, et, à partir de 2008/2009 dans le cadre d'un Doctorat d'archéogéographie. L'encadrement des thèses du doctorat d'archéogéographie sera assurée par Maria da Conceição Lopes.
                      Le responsable du site internet de l'archéogéographie est Gérard Chouquer, directeur de recherches au CNRS dans l'équipe Arscan ("Archéologie et Sciences de l'Antiquité" UMR 7041 du CNRS) et la sous-équipe "Archéologies environnementales" que dirige Joëlle Burnouf.
                      Archaeological Survey of Israel - English - Hebrew
                      The sites documented in the Archaeological Survey of Israel are published on the website where they are displayed in survey squares of 100 sq km (10 × 10 km). The list of maps is presented below in alphabetic order, according to their names and numbers as recorded in Yalquṭ Ha-Pirsumim. The survey maps can be seen on the right side of the screen against the background of an aerial photograph. The sites (marked with yellow dots) can be accessed by zooming in on the screen and a description of them will appear by clicking on the dots. The introduction to each map and search options are also displayed.
                      ArchAtlas is a web-orientated archaeological mapping and research project, founded by the late Prof. Andrew Sherratt, which continues to be developed at the Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, UK.

                      Археологическая карта Крыма 
                      Археологические экспедиции, регулярно работающие в Крыму.
                      История Крыма открывается нам во многом благодаря археологическим раскопкам. В приводимом ниже списке и на карте указаны экспедиции, в течение многих лет проводящие археологические исследования в Крыму на ряде крупных памятников. В некоторые из экспедиций можно поехать волонтером. Волонтерам, как правило, приходится оплачивать свое пребывание. Более подробную информацию Вы можете найти на сайтах экспедиций, если таковые есть и функционируют, либо, установив контакты с прошлыми участниками или руководством. Многие, побывавшие в экспедициях, и дальше именно так предпочитают проводить отдых в Крыму и история Крыма, открываемая археологией, становится частью их жизни. Подчеркну, что экспедиций, конечно, гораздо больше, но многие носят кратковременный характер, и часто их задачей являются раскопки отдельного объекта. В этом случае, как правило, экспедиции немногочисленны, раскопки выполняются профессиональными археологами с привлечение небольшого числа опытных рабочих.
                      Archmap: Mapping Mesopotamian Monument
                      Welcome to Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments.  
                      Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments presents a topographical survey of the standing historical and architectural remains in the region from Kurdistan to southern Iraq. A work in progress, this monument survey covers all historical periods from ancient to modern. It includes ancient Mesopotamian rock reliefs carved into the cliff faces of the mountains, early Christian churches and monasteries, early Islamic, Ottoman and twentieth century architecture. The database of images invites you to explore the multiple layers of the rich historical landscape of Mesopotamia. Envisioned and directed by Professor Zainab Bahrani, the basis of the survey is a field project that assesses the condition of monuments, maps their locations, and records them with digital techniques to provide a record and to facilitate future preservation and conservation work across this land. In the first season (2013) the team documented the major monuments and historical architecture of the Dohuk region and the city of Erbil, one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the world.

                      Atlas archéologique de la Tunisie
                      Babelon, Ernest. Atlas archéologique de la Tunisie : édition spéciale des cartes topographiques publiées par le M inistère de la Guerre. accompagnée d'un texte explicatif rédigé par Mm. E. Babelon, R. Cagnat, S. Reinach. [Texte] / . Paris 1893.
                      Atlas archéologique de l'Algérie
                      Gsell, Stéphane. 1864-1932: Atlas archéologique de l'Algérie : édition spéciale des cartes au 200.000e du Service Géographique de l'Armée / avec un texte explicatif rédigé par Stéphane Gsell. Texte. . Alger : Paris 1911.
                      Atlas des Sites du PRoche-Orient (ASPRO)
                      L’ Atlas des Sites du Proche-Orient (ASPRO) se présente comme un répertoire analytique de près de 2 000 sites occupés entre 14 000 et 5 700 BP (environ 14 000 - 4 500 av. J.-C.) sur un territoire qui s’étend du Sinaï au Turkménistan et de l’Anatolie au golfe Arabo-Persique.
                      Atlas of Old Iranian Inscriptions

                      Atlas PALM: Atlas du Patrimoine Archéologique Littorale Méditerranéen

                      Le projet

                      Né de la volonté de mettre à disposition de tous une part méconnue du patrimoine culturel, l’Atlas PALM propose de mettre en ligne et en lumière 60 années de découvertes et de recherches archéologiques sous-marines sur les côtes de la région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

                      Si la pratique de l'archéologie sous-marine est relativement récente, l'exploration des fonds méditerranéens français a néanmoins généré au cours des soixante dernières années une documentation riche, abondante et variée. La diversité de ce patrimoine archéologique illustre, sur plusieurs millénaires, l'histoire des régions littorales françaises et leur rôle d'interface entre monde méditerranéen et continent européen. A l'inverse du patrimoine terrestre, ces vestiges, pourtant témoins et acteurs de l'identité méditerranéenne, sont souvent invisibles ou inaccessibles, immergés, fragiles, en proie aux pillages et aux destructions.

                      Atlas Préhistorique de la Tunisie 
                      at the Institut National du Patrimoine, Tunisie
                       Two additional fascicles are available at the digital library of theÉcole Française de Rome
                      Atlas préhistorique de la Tunisie. 1. Tabarka. 1985.
                      Atlas préhistorique de la Tunisie. 2. Bizerte. 1985. 

                      The Archaeological Sites of the Aegean Minoans
                      The Aegean Minoan 3D GIS Project was initiated in 2007 to produce a three-dimensional (3D) full-color mapping of the archaeological sites of the Minoans in the Aegean Sea area using Google Earth. It is intended to be a definitive geographical reference available to everyone. While this is an ongoing project and we are always looking to improve it, thanks to the many contributing scholars and volunteers it is by far the most comprehensive and accurate mapping of its kind ever made and includes the sites and geographical features listed below.
                      Benthos: Digital Atlas of Ancient Waters beta version
                      Benthos is a new initiative of the Ancient World Mapping Center that aims to catalog and map the waters of the ancient Mediterranean basin, including both physical and cultural geography. The project will provide interactive maps of Mediterranean shipping networks, bathymetric data, and views of ancient coastlines. Currently the project is in a preliminary state, with a functional beta version of the application based off of Antiquity À-la-carte.
                      Click here ... in order to launch the map application. This application works best with FirefoxChrome, or Safari and currently does not work correctly with Internet Explorer.
                      The Big Ancient Mediterranean
                      BAM was developed at the University of Iowa by Paul Dilley (University of Iowa), Sarah E. Bond (University of Iowa), and Ryan Horne (UNC-Chapel Hill). The open-access project integrates GIS tools, network analysis, and textual annotation/data mining capabilities in order to allow the exploration and visualization of ancient texts in new ways. The first individual module within Big Ancient Mediterranean is called Terra Biblica. Terra Biblica is a tool for the geospatial analysis, literary network visualization, and plot mapping of biblical and related texts up to the year 337 CE. BAM also houses the Iowa Canon of Latin Authors. The Iowa Canon of Latin Authors and Works is a catalogue and information repository for all extant Latin authors and their writings, including fragmentary texts, as well as translations into Latin, from the earliest period through the seventh century CE.
                      La carte nationale des sites archéologiques et des monuments historiques : feuilles 1/50 000
                      Responsable Scientifique et Administratif : Mustapha KHANOUSSI
                      Responsable NTIC : Ali DABBAGHI

                      1. Nature: Projet présidentiel
                      2. Références 
                      - décision du Conseil Ministériel Restreint sous la présidence de son Excellence le Président de la République du 21 Juillet 1991.
                      - décret n°1443-1992 du 03 août 1992
                      . Cadre général
                      Malgré la diversité des projets d'inventaire dès la fin du XIX ème siècle, il n'y a pas encore un inventaire général et exhaustif des sites archéologiques, des monuments historiques et du patrimoine vernaculaire.
                      4. Contenu
                      La carte nationale des sites archéologiques et des monuments historiques a vu ses objectifs clairement précisés par le décret n°1443-1992 daté du 3 août 1992 :
                      Article premier.– Il est institué une carte nationale des sites archéologiques et des monuments historiques en terre et en mer dans le but d’établir l’inventaire général des lieux et édifices qui constituent une partie du patrimoine culturel national.
                      Article 2.– Pour le recensement des sites et des monuments, il sera procédé à l’établissement et à l’impression des documents suivants :
                      - carte au 1/50 000e comportant la localisation des sites
                      - plan au 1/2000 comportant la localisation des monuments et des tissus urbains traditionnels.
                      - fichier comportant une description des sites et des monuments, une évaluation des superficies, une couverture photographique et, dans la mesure du possible, une enquête foncière préliminaire. »


                      We are happy about your interest at CHARDA-Xplore. In the following you will get some short information about the project.

                      The Chinese Archaeology Database (CHARDA-Xplore) began as part of the research project 'Chinese Metal' (CHIME), located in the research-cluster 2 of the DAI, and was originally designed to collect and document the available information on early Chinese metal finds.

                      CHARDA-Xplore basically serves as a collection of standardized and geo-referenced archaeological information, providing the possibility to analyze these data statistically and to map spatial and temporal distribution patterns.
                      China Historical GIS 
                      The China Historical Geographic Information System, CHGIS, project was launched in January 2001 to establish a database of populated places and historical administrative units for the period of Chinese history between 221 BCE and 1911 CE. CHGIS provides a base GIS platform for researchers to use in spatial analysis, temporal statistical modeling, and representation of selected historical units as digital maps.
                      CORONA Atlas of the Middle East BETA

                      CORONA is the codename for the United States’ first photographic spy satellite mission, in operation from 1960-1972. During that time, CORONA satellites took high-resolution images of most of the earth’s surface, with particular emphasis on Soviet bloc countries and other political hotspots in order to monitor military sites and produce maps for the Department of Defense. The more than 800,000 images collected by the CORONA missions remained classified until 1995 when an executive order by President Bill Clinton made them publicly available through the US Geological Survey. Because CORONA images preserve a high-resolution picture of the world as it existed in the 1960s, they constitute a unique resource for researchers and scientists studying environmental change, agriculture, geomorphology, archaeology and other field.
                      Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilization (DARMC)

                      The Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilization(DARMC) makes freely available on the internet the best available materials for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) approach to mapping and spatial analysis of the Roman and medieval worlds. DARMC allows innovative spatial and temporal analyses of all aspects of the civilizations of western Eurasia in the first 1500 years of our era, as well as the generation of original maps illustrating differing aspects of ancient and medieval civilization. A work in progress with no claim to definitiveness, it has been built in less than three years by a dedicated team of Harvard undergraduates, graduate students, research scholars and one professor, with some valuable contributions from younger and more senior scholars at other institutions. For more details on who we are, please see the People page...
                      Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire
                      Johan Åhlfeldt, Lund, Sweden.
                      The Digital Archaeological Atlas of the Holy Land
                      The Digital Archaeological Atlas of the Holy Land (DAAHL) is an international project that brings together experts in information technology including Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the archaeology of the Holy Land (modern Israel, Palestine, Jordan, southern Lebanon, Syria and the Sinai Peninsula) to create the first on-line digital atlas of the region held sacred to the three great monotheistic faiths - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Using the power of spatial information systems such as Google Maps and Google Earth, GIS, the tens of thousands of recorded archaeological sites for the region - from the remote prehistoric periods to the early 20th century - will be entered into a comprehensive database along with site maps, photographs and artifacts. The historical and archaeological content for this project will be developed by a team of over 30 international scholars working in the region, helping to provide the data used to create the Atlas. This website and its content will serve as the prototype "knowledge node" of a more comprehensive Digital Archaeological Atlas Network for the Mediterranean region.
                      Digital Augustan Rome

                      Digital Augustan Rome is a long term mapping project that is prepared to provide a worthy digital successor to the published book and maps of Mapping Augustan Rome that appeared as Supplement 50 in the Journal of Roman Archaeology Series, 2002. The volume was directed by Lothar Haselberger in collaboration with David Gilman Romano and edited by Elisha Dumser. The entries were written by over 12 authors.  
                      The Digital Gazetteer of the Song Dynasty
                      A digital history project at the University of California, Merced
                      In 1958, Sinologist Hope Wright published a work entitled An Alphabetical List of Geographical Names in Sung China. Originally published in Paris by the Centre de Recherches Historiques of the École Pratique des Hautes Études, and reprinted as a second-generation photocopy in 1992 by the Journal of Song-Yuan Studies, the Alphabetical List is now out of print.

                      Wright’s compilation is the most comprehensive print source for Song geography in any language. The Digital Gazetteer of Song Dynasty China (DGSD) is a MySQL database derived primarily from the Alphabetical List.
                      A digital map of the Roman Empire
                      The project is described in this article. The digital map has been created by Johan Åhlfeldt with support from the Pelagios project.
                      Digitale Topographie der Stadt Rom
                      Chrystina Häuber
                      Die Klassische Archäologin Dr. Chrystina Häuber (jetzt Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität [LMU] München, Department für Geographie) und der Geograph und Programmierer Dr. Franz Xaver Schütz (Hochschule München, Fakultät für Geoinformation und FORTVNA Research Center for Archaeological Information Systems Regensburg) haben die Forschungsprojekte "FORTVNA" (1994-2001) und "The Eastern Part of the Mons Oppius in Rome" (2001-2003) gemeinsam durchgeführt. Im Forschungsprojekt "FORTVNA" haben sie das gleichnamige objektorientierte Informationssystem zur Erforschung der Topographie des antiken Rom entwickelt, während das Forschungsprojekt "The Eastern Part of the Mons Oppius in Rome" nach dem Untersuchungsgebiet auf dem Esquilin in Rom benannt war, an dem sie das Informationssystem "FORTVNA" erprobt haben. Um die erzielten Resultate in Karten umzusetzen, begannen sie 2003 mit dem laufenden Forschungsprojekt "AIS ROMA"...

                       Egyptian Antiquities Information System Newsletter

                      Egyptian Antiquities Information System is the official Geographic Information System (GIS) department of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), the government institution responsible for protecting Egyptian archaeological sites. EAIS collaborates with a large number of national and international stakeholders to develop Cultural Resource Management in Egypt and facilitate site management and protection.
                      EurAtlas: History and Geography of Europe
                      Euratlas is a website dedicated mainly to the historical geography of Europe but it offers also a world atlas and a wide collection of pictures in order to give a comprehensive view of history and geography.

                      Our continent is presented here as a wide cultural area limited north by degree 60, east by the Ural - Caspian - Zagros line, south by the Sahara and west by the Atlantic Ocean...
                       FastiOnline: A database of archaeological excavations since the year 2000
                      Between 1946 and 1987 the International Association for Classical Archaeology (AIAC) published the Fasti Archaeologici. It contained very useful summary notices of excavations throughout the area of the Roman Empire. However, spiraling costs and publication delays combined to render it less and less useful. AIACs board of directors thus decided in 1998 to discontinue the publication and to seek a new way of recording and diffusing new results. The Fasti Online is the result of this effort.


                      GapVis is an interface for exploring and reading texts that reference ancient places. It includes maps and data visualizations that show what locations are referred to a different points in the narrative and allows you to dig into the details to learn more.
                      GeoDia (jee-oh-DEE-uh, short for "geodiachronicity") is intended to provide a simple, intuitive way for people to visualize the temporal, geographic, and material aspects of ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Enter GeoDia >>
                      GIS Center Newsletter
                      Egyptian Minister of State for Antiquities (MSA), Geographic Information System Center

                      The GIS Center was founded to improve SCA's ability to protect and manage archaeological sites. This goal was achieved by creating a system for identification of the location and characteristics of archaeological sites and to record them in a searchable GIS and database. The information is then transferred to targeted stakeholders, which enables them to take the existence and significance of these sites into consideration in all conservation, land management and planning, and related socio-economic activities...
                       GIS in Archaeology: The Complete Guide

                      Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

                      Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are tools for the input, analysis and output of spatial data. Geographers initially used these tools for resource management purposes (Burrough 1986). Over the last decade, GIS applications have revolutionized many disciplines in many ways (Marble, 1990), though some disciplines adopted them earlier than others. In the field of archeology, GIS has barely reached the end of the experimental stage. Although it was used fairly regularly in the early 1980?s, (Kvamme, 1996) its present utilization has dramatically increased. At the time this paper was written, over 500 archaeologists worldwide were registered GIS users with the online database "GIS-using archaeologists", developed byPaul Miller and Ian Johnson in 1995. It is suspected that the actual number of GIS users in the archaeology circle is substantially higher.
                      Google Ancient Places
                      The Web is seeing an explosion of digitized material being made freely and openly available online. Google Books alone has some 12 million books in over 300 languages; but other collections, such as the Open Library and the Hathi Trust, are also making accessible texts, many of which were previously available only in prestigious university libraries. But the challenge is: What’s there? And how can it be used?

                      With funding from Google’s Digital Humanities Research Awards, the Google Ancient Places (GAP) project addresses these two primary concerns of discovery and usability using ancient world places as the target information that we want to able to find and visualize. We call this automated process the ‘there and back again’ principle: it’s not enough to empower users to discover ancient places in large text corpora; we also allow users to move back again to find the books that refer to them.
                      Heritage Gazetteer of Cyprus
                      Welcome to the Heritage Gazetteer for Cyprus (HGC). Cyprus has played an important role in the history of many cultures. It has been described in many languages and several different alphabets, over several millennia. This can make identification of places difficult; and it means that interesting historical information may be dispersed, and hard to access.

                      The overall aim of this project, therefore, is to facilitate the use of a wide range of expertise in recording the historic geography of Cyprus; the resource has been designed to record all locations/monuments attested as in use in any period up to 1882, and all names used for these locations on the island, in any language or period up to the establishment of standard reference systems. Modern administrative districts are named according to the Οδηγός Τυποποίησης Ονομάτων (Nicosia, 2007, available online). Modern toponyms are given in the form used in the Complete Gazetteer of Cyprus (Nicosia, 1987, pp 1-1301 available online: see also the list of Towns and Villages of Cyprus, pp. 1303-1669).

                      Hestia uses a range of digital technologies as part of a blended, innovative approach to studying the geography of Herodotus’s Histories. Using a freely available digital text of Herodotus from the Perseus on-line library, Hestia captures all place-names mentioned in the narrative, organises that information in a database, and then explores those spatial relations through a series of mapping applications, such as GIS, GoogleEarth and the Narrative TimeMap. Our work both challenges the usual division between East and West by bringing to light the deep network culture that underpins the Histories, and finds ways of bringing Herodotus's world into people's homes. 
                      Holy Land Maps from the Eran Laor Cartographic Collection
                      The Holy Land has been the subject of a relatively large number of maps, chiefly due to its religious importance. Some of the earliest maps reflected ancient traditions of mapping such as that of Ptolemy; others were meant to illustrate the Holy Scriptures. Some maps were printed separately; while others were published as part of atlases, itineraries and travel books. Owners who could afford the expense added coloring to their maps.
                      The Interactive Nolli Map
                      The Nolli Web Site presents the 1748 Nolli map of Rome as a dynamic, interactive, hands-on tool. The public now has access to cataloged information about the map in both written and graphical form. The map not only provides rich information, but it has the ability to be updated with new data over time to embrace expanding knowledge.
                      Irancarto est un site de recherche consacré aux études cartographiques sur l’Iran et le monde iranien actuel ou passé : société, démographie, économie, politique, culture, histoire, linguistique, arts, villes, campagnes...
                      kmz files from Knowledge and Power in the Neo-Assyrian Empire
                      Knowledge and Power in the Neo-Assyrian Empire includes a collection of teaching resources.  Among these are:
                      MAGIS: Mediterranean Archaeology GIS 
                      Welcome to MAGIS, an inventory of regional survey projects in the greater Mediterranean region
                      Mapping the Ancient Jewish Diaspora: 117-650 ce
                      מיפוי התפוצה היהודית בשלהי העת העתיקה 117-650 לס' 
                      This project aim to construct an interactive website that will map the Jewish Diaspora in the late antiquity.

                       The terminus a quo for the proposed research is the Diaspora uprisings against Trajan (115–117) and the ensuing shifts in Jewish life, one of which was the harsh blows experienced by some of the major centers of Jewish settlement in the Diaspora, first and foremost, the Jews of Alexandria and its environs, and the Jews of Cyrenaica and Cyprus.
                      Maps of the Ottoman Empire
                      The W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (AIAR) in Jerusalem in cooperation with the Center for Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes (CAMEL) at the University of Chicago scanned and geo-referenced a series of topographical maps of Eastern Turkey and the lands of the broader Ottoman Empire with a grant from the US Department of Education TICFIA program. The bulk of the collection contains topographical maps compiled at the British Intelligence Division War Office in 1915 derived from map and survey data collected during multiple expeditions 1839-1906. The collection contains high resolution copies of the original maps held by AIAR, and geo-referenced versions can be requested by contacting dlir@caorc.org.
                      Maps: Syria 1:50.000 Series K 723, Ed 1 DMA/AMS Washington DC.
                      Digitized at Arachne, the central Object database of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and the Archaeological Institute of the University of Cologne, administrated by Reinhard Foertsch.
                      Mapping the Jewish Communities of the Byzantine Empire
                      The aim of the project is to map the Jewish presence in the Byzantine empire using GIS (Geographical Information Systems).

                      All information (published and unpublished) about the Jewish communities will be gathered and collated.

                      The data will be incorporated in a GIS which will be made freely available to the general public on the world-wide-web.

                      The Mediterranean Archaeological Network (MedArchNet)
                      Our vision for MedArchNet (The Mediterranean Archaeological Network) is to develop an international network of archaeological sites, from remote prehistory to the early 20th century that provides a model for world cultural heritage research, management, and presentation.  MedArchNet is a virtual organization (VO), which will be built initially in small, incremental steps by incorporating a few thematic nodes and requesting VO members to make modest contributions of data.  This prototype represents a shared vision of what MedArchNet can become--a network of archaeological site data spanning the Mediterranean basin that will empower archaeologists, historians, cultural resource managers and the public with tools to conduct cross-regional studies in ways that have never before been possible, while providing methods for monitoring site conditions and planning for infrastructure development that minimizes adverse effects on archaeological sites.
                      MEGA-Jordan:  The National Heritage Documentation and Management System

                      A State-of-the-Art System for Jordan’s Archaeological Sites

                      MEGA-Jordan is a purpose-built geographic information system (GIS) to inventory and manage archaeology sites at a national level. It has been developed using state-of-the-art technology and requires no more than basic computer skills to enter site and site element boundaries and buffer zones; site details such as condition, threats, and other monitoring updates; and to print out detailed, up-to-date reports on Jordan’s vast number of archaeological sites. The system, in both Arabic and English, is web-based and will standardize and centralize data throughout the Kingdom.
                      Mapping Mediterranean Lands (MEDMAPS)
                      Mapping Mediterranean Lands (MEDMAPS) showcases sixteen important early maps and related information from the collections of American centers for international research in the Mediterranean region. As part of the Digital Library for International Research, under the aegis of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, this three-year project completed a comprehensive survey of maps in the collections of American research centers in the Mediterranean area and created web-accessible bibliographic records. In addition, this site includes information about unique maps and illustrated plates in atlases and other publications relating to archaeological excavation and exploration.

                      Mapping Mediterranean Lands is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State, Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA), 2002-2005. The three-year survey was conducted by the project's Head Cartographer, Leonora Navari, in cooperation with the American centers for international research. Ms. Navari also wrote the exhibition essays and other project notes. 
                      Moldovan Family Holy Land Map Collection
                      The Moldovan family Holy Land Map Collection was built over several decades by Dr. Alfred Moldovan and his family. It consists of 94 discrete maps dating from 1480-1797, printed in 23 distinct locations across Europe. The majority of the maps were printed in the 17th and 18th centuries in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Basel, Lyon, Paris, Rome, Strassburg, Tuebingen, and Venice. There are over fifty cartographers and engravers represented, including Adrichem, Bunting, Calmet, Hole, Mercator, Munster, Ortelius, Visscher, Wit, and Ziegler. It also features the unique surviving copy of Antonio De Angelis’s map of Jerusalem, printed in Rome in 1578. The map, the first view of Jerusalem based on direct observation and a key source for subsequent Holy Land cartography, was discovered by Dr. Moldovan and subsequently published in a study by him in 1983 in an article entitled “The Lost De Angelis Map of Jerusalem, 1578" in The Map Collector vol. 24 (1983), 17-25,
                      http://www.artwis.com/articles/the-lost-de-angelis-map-of-jerusalem-1578/ )
                      Monuments of the Hittites
                      Monuments of the Hittites is an experimental site prepared totally as a hobby. My aim is to build a page with references to all major Hittite monuments. The locations listed below are the sites that has one or more monument belonging to the times of Hittite civilization. The text list below divides the sites in to two groups by date. This is definetely not a complete list, nor the listed sites may have complete information. Some pages are still missing information or images. I will continue to update the pages with more information. I would appreciate any comments, feedback, and information. -Tayfun Bilgin

                      Old Maps Online: Discovering the Cartography of the Past 
                      The OldMapsOnline Portal is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world.
                      OmnesViae: Roman Routeplanner: a reconstruction of an antique Roman map with internet technology
                      OmnesViae.org is an initiative by René Voorburg. It is born out of a fascination for the culture of the ancient Romans. OmnesViae wouldn't have been possible without Richard Talbert's research work on the Tabula Peutingeriana.
                      Between March and September 2011, I've spent hundreds of hours of scarce spare time creating OmnesViae. Therefor I would like to thank my wife Mariet above all for her patience with my obsessive zeal.
                      OmnesViae is not just the work of one person. The website http://www.tabula-peutingeriana.de/ by Martin Weber proved to be a useful reference and a handy source for current day place names. The geolocations in OmnesViae are for a large part obtained from the Pleiades initiative. Many people gave me feedback or helped me with translations. I particularly would like to thank Maria Tzaneti, Marlene Sturm, Tim Koster, Martin Weber, Hans de Bode, Ben Mugnier, Eric Rulier, Wouter Kool, Aad Oliehoek and Claude Chauviere.

                      British Mandate: A Survey of Palestine, prepared by the British Mandate for UN prior to proposing the 1947 partition plan
                      This is the official books produced by Government of Palestinian (British Mandate) for the years of 1944-1945 which was prepared by the British Mandate for the United Nation Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP) in 1946. These three volumes contain a wealth of information about Palestine until the end of 1946...
                      On-line Geographical Information System for the Theban Necropolis (OLGIS-TN)
                      The Theban Necropolis Geological Mapping Project of the University of Charleston and the Serapis Research Institute announces the creation of the On-line Geographical Information System for the Theban Necropolis (OLGIS-TN), a pilot project sponsored, in part, by the College of Charleston Santee-Cooper Geographic Information Systems Laboratory. It functions as an Internet clearing house to which scholars of the Theban necropolis can retrieve and contribute relevant data related to the cemeteries of ancient Thebes (located on the West Bank of modern Luxor, Egypt).
                      ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World
                      ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World reconstructs the time cost and financial expense associated with a wide range of different types of travel in antiquity. The model is based on a simplified version of the giant network of cities, roads, rivers and sea lanes that framed movement across the Roman Empire. It broadly reflects conditions around 200 CE but also covers a few sites and roads created in late antiquity.

                      The model consists of 751 sites, most of them urban settlements but also including important promontories and mountain passes, and covers close to 10 million square kilometers (~4 million square miles) of terrestrial and maritime space. 268 sites serve as sea ports. The road network encompasses 84,631 kilometers (52,587 miles) of road or desert tracks, complemented by 28,272 kilometers (17,567 miles) of navigable rivers and canals.
                      PADIS:  Palestine Archaeological Databank and Information System

                      A tool for protection, study and valorization of the Archaeological Heritage of Palestine

                      • A coherent organization of archaeological and topographical data from Palestine.
                      • An interactive databank created to prompt the safeguard of archaeological and historical sites and as scientific and practical tool for the protection, study and cultural valorization.
                      • A database including satellite images, aerial photos, excavation photos, topographic maps, and updated bibliographic references, expandable with the cooperation of Palestinian scholars and institutions.
                      Pelagios: Enable Linked Ancient Geodata In Open Systems
                      PELAGIOS stands for 'Pelagios: Enable Linked Ancient Geodata In Open Systems' - its aim is to help introduce Linked Open Data goodness into online resources that refer to places in the Ancient World. Why do we want to do that? Well, we think it will make all sorts of other things possible, including new modes of discovery and visualization for scholars and the general publicPelagios also means 'of the sea', the superhighway of the ancient world - a metaphor we consider appropriate for a digital resource that will connect references to ancient places.
                      Springing from the Classical Atlas Project and the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, Pleiades is a historical gazetteer and more. It associates names and locations in time and provides structured information about the quality and provenance of these entities. There is also a graph in Pleiades: names and locations are collected within places and these collections are associated with other geographically connected places. Pleiades also serves as a vocabulary for talking about the geography of the ancient world within Linked Data sets and is referenced by research projects such as Google Ancient Places and PELAGIOS.
                      Pompeii Bibliography and Mapping Project
                      The Pompeii Bibliography and Mapping Project is working to create a unique resource that binds two resources in a responsive online user interface. The first component is an exhaustive database of citations and full-text repository relating to the ancient city of Pompeii.  The second component is a Geographical Information System (GIS) map of that ancient city.  Both of these components are available in their beta formats. The online interface planned will allow a user to navigate the bibliographic database and repository via the GIS map or, conversely, to illustrate places in the GIS map found in a search of the database or repository. These components are described in greater detail in the following sections.

                      POTSHERD : Atlas of Roman Pottery

                      This is a collection of pages on pottery and ceramics in archaeology, principally of the Roman period (1st cent. BC - 5th cent. AD) in Britain and western Europe.
                      • The pages include an introductory Atlas of Roman Pottery, containing descriptions and distribution maps of types of Roman pottery (particularly types found in Britain).
                      • The pages of the Atlas describing the individual wares can be accessed through the main menu, which lists the wares by CLASS (table wares, cooking wares, transport amphoras etc) or SOURCE (by province of origin). Links to these indices will also be found in the main menu bar.
                      QuarryScapes Atlas

                      The QuarryScapes Atlas displays a variety of ancient quarry landscapes. The purpose of the atlas is first of all to show the great variability of such landscapes and introducing them with photos and few words. The atlas will be further developed, and hopefully evolve to a comprehensive web-book with contributions from many researchers. In this first edition of the atlas we have picked 15 quarry landscapes; most of them in the project region, but also a few outside. Collectively, these 15 sites display a broad range of quarry landscapes; different periods and historical settings, different geology, morphology and climate. Also, they are in different stages of development as cultural heritage sites, from “unknown and remote” to outdoor museums.


                      Recogito is a Web-based tool for annotating place references in early geospatial documents. It is a result of the ongoing Pelagios 3 research project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This tutorial provides information on how to annotate in Recogito. For general guidance on what to annotate please the Google Doc describing Pelagios Principles.  
                      Register of Ancient Geographic Entities (RAGE)
                      A cooperative effort to provide the infrastructure for cross-project placname searches and interactive online mapping applications.
                      Regnum Francorum Online — interactive maps and sources of early medieval Europe 614-840
                      This is a website about visualizing early medieval Europe 614-840 on maps. Here you will find interactive maps of the Frankish kingdom, activities of Merovingian and Carolingian kings, donations of the nobility and development of the property of monasteries and other institutions. The locations on the map are clickable and connected to quotes from, and references to primary sources and literature. Simply click on a location and discover which sources are available on this site and on the internet for a particular city. There is an overview of the interactive maps in the Gallery section, intended as a starting point if you are new to this website.
                      Roman Roads and Milestones in Judaea/Palaestina 
                      In 1970 The Israel Milestone Committee (IMC) was formed by Mordechai Gichon as a branch of the International Curatorium of the Corpus Miliariorum. The aim of the committee was to assemble, study and prepare for publication the milestones inscriptions found in Israel. The IMC also intended to carry out a systematic survey of all the extant remains related to roads, in order to provide a comprehensive picture of the Roman road network in Israel. For almost 40 years the Committee's field and research work was led by Israel Roll and Benjamin Isaac together with other scholars.
                      The Romans: From Village to Empire: A History of Rome from Earliest Times to the End of the Western Empire (2nd edition; 2011)
                      second edition of Mary T. BoatwrightDaniel J. GargolaNoel LenskiRichard J. A. Talbert The Romans: From Village to Empire: A History of Rome from Earliest Times to the End of the Western Empire has appeared from Oxford University Press (2011). The following list provides access to digital (.pdf) versions of the maps that appear in the text. As the files are large, we recommend that you right click the link below the thumbnail and save a local copy..
                      ROMAQ: The Atlas Project of Roman Aqueducts
                      Roman aqueducts are amongst the most impressive and interesting structures that have survived from the Ancient World. Although aqueduct bridges such as the Pont du Gard are best known, roman aqueducts are complex water supply line systems that are impressive feats of engineering even by today's standards. Some of the aqueducts are simple water channels, but many contain complex structures such as inverted siphons, tunnels, basins and drop shafts while the channels themselves can be up to 240 km in length. Over 1400 roman aqueducts have been described in the Mediterranean basin and the aim of this website is to present the available corpus of literature on the subject in a systematic way. Besides available literature on each aqueduct, we aim to present summarised data on each aqueduct. However, this is a project in development, and it will take time to add new data and publications, and to update content.
                      Rome’s World: The Peutinger Map Reconsidered
                      The Peutinger Map is the only map of the Roman world to come down to us from antiquity. An elongated object full of colorful detail and featuring land routes across Europe, North Africa, and the Near East, it was mysteriously rediscovered around 1500 and then came into the ownership of Konrad Peutinger, for whom it is named. Today it is among the treasures of the Austrian National Library in Vienna. Richard J. A. Talbert’s Rome’s World: The Peutinger Map Reconsidered offers a long overdue reinterpretation and appreciation of the map as a masterpiece of both mapmaking and imperial Roman ideology...
                      Stanford Digital Forma Urbis Romae Project
                      This site is dedicated to exploring the Forma Urbis Romae, or Severan Marble Plan of Rome. This enormous map, measuring ca. 18.10 x 13 meters (ca. 60 x 43 feet), was carved between 203-211 CE and covered an entire wall inside the Templum Pacis in Rome. It depicted the groundplan of every architectural feature in the ancient city, from large public monuments to small shops, rooms, and even staircases. For more information about the map itself, go to the Map page.
                      The Syriac Gazetteer

                      Editors: Thomas A. Carlson (Princeton University) and David A. Michelson (Vanderbilt University)
                      The Syriac Gazetteer is a geographical reference work of Syriaca.org for places relevant to Syriac studies. It is growing from an initial publication of over two thousand place records.
                      TerraWatchers: Crowd Sourced Satellite Image Analysis
                      TerraWatchers is dedicated to providing web-based, crowdsourced satellite image monitoring and overwatch tools for critical missions related to current events. We use interactive Google Maps© interfaces to display the latest freely available, high-resolution satellite imagery in our mission footprints.

                      Theban Mapping Project 
                      Since its inception in 1978, the Theban Mapping Project (TMP, now based at the American University in Cairo) has been working to prepare a comprehensive archaeological database of Thebes. With its thousands of tombs and temples, Thebes is one of the world's most important archaeological zones. Sadly, however, it has not fared well over the years. Treasure-hunters and curio-seekers plundered it in the past; pollution, rising ground water, and mass-tourism threaten it in the present. Even early archaeologists destroyed valuable information in their search for museum-quality pieces.

                      Today, however, we realize that the monuments of Thebes are a finite resource. If we fail to protect and monitor them, they will vanish, and we and our descendants will all be the poorer. The TMP believes that the first and most essential step in preserving this heritage is a detailed map and database of every archaeological, geological, and ethnographic feature in Thebes. Only when these are available can sensible plans be made for tourism, conservation, and further study.

                      During the last decade, the TMP has concentrated on the Valley of the Kings. Modern surveying techniques were used to measure its tombs. From the data collected, the TMP is preparing 3-D computer models of the tombs. And of course, the TMP is continuing its excavation of KV 5. For the TMP staff, sharing their work with the interested public is just as important as what they do in the field. This has been done through a series of publications and this growing website.
                       Theban Tombs Satellite Mapping Project
                      Welcome to the Theban Tombs Satellite Mapping Project! The map is designed to be an interactive experience for users. You will be able to zoom in and out, view information about buildings and parking lots, and print out findings. This menu is to help you to understand the functions of the map in order to provide a more fulfilling experience!
                      al-Thurayyā Gazetteer, Ver. 02

                      This is our first usable demo of al-Thurayyā Gazetteer. Currently it includes over 2,000 toponyms and almost as many route sections georeferenced from Georgette Cornu’s Atlas du monde arabo-islamique à l'époque classique: IXe-Xe siècles (Leiden: Brill, 1983). The gazetteer is searchable (upper left corner), although English equivalents are not yet included; in other words, look for Dimashq/دمشق, not Damascus.
                      Traveling with Pausanias: Using Google Earth to Engage Students with Ancient Maps
                      John Gruber-Miller
                      December 14th, 2012
                      There are several files available: Rivers of Pausanias Book 5 (including the rivers of Arcadia, and the Jordan River), Cataracts of the Nile, and Olympic winners named in Pausanias 5.8-9 and their hometowns. To download the .KMZ files (in a compressed/ZIP folder), please click here.
                      Trismegistos Places (GEO and GEOREF
                      Currently 30495 place records (GEO) and 117663 place attestation records (GEOREF).
                      A database of places related to the ancient world
                      by Trismegistos

                      Based on the foundations of the Fayum Project (Graeco-Roman Egypt) of the KULeuven and the project Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Graeco-Roman Egypt of Cologne University.
                      Unlocking historic landscapes in the eastern Mediterranean
                      Jim Crow (University of Edinburgh) and Sam Turner (Newcastle University), 2010

                      In many areas of the Eastern Mediterranean there are landscapes exhibiting exceptional time-depth, where the historic landscape is made up of visible features from many different periods. Our research adapted and used a new technique developed in Britain (Historic Landscape Characterisation - HLC) for the first time in the eastern Mediterranean to study these landscapes. HLC is a method for mapping the landscape that can be used to interpret how and when different elements were created. Using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) we integrated data from historical, archaeological and other sources to create detailed, long-term landscape histories of two case-studies areas.
                      vici.org: De Romeinse kaart
                      Vici.org brengt het Romeinse verleden in kaart.
                      Vici.org helpt historisch geïnteresseerden en toeristen het verleden opnieuw te beleven, op die plekken waar het zich afgespeeld heeft. Vici.org biedt een platform waarop erfgoed zichtbaar gemaakt kan worden.

                      Creative Commons

                      Vici.org is geïnspireerd door Wikipedia. Gelijk Wikipedia is alle content beschikbaar onder de Creative Commons Naamsvermelding/Gelijk delen-licentie. Iedereen wordt uitgenodigd via Vici.org zijn of haar kennis van het Romeinse verleden te delen.


                      De huidige versie van Vici.org biedt basale functionaliteit en is in veel opzichten nog niet af. De volgende lijst geeft inzicht in enige beoogde verbeteringen.
                      • Aanvullende en verbeterde vertalingen.
                      • Een helppagina of helpfunctionaliteit.
                      • Een voorziening om oudere versies van de teksten en data te kunnen bekijken.
                      • Biedt de mogelijkheid aan gebruikers om lijnen als wegen en aquaducten toe te kunnen voegen.
                      • Biedt de mogelijkheid om afbeeldingen toe te voegen.
                      Virtual Cilicia Project
                      Surrounded by the steep Taurus and Amanus mountain ranges, the fertile alluvial plain of Cilicia Pedias in modern Turkeyis a true treasury of important monuments from numerous ages. Hittite and Assyrian rock reliefs serve as representations of power at this connection between Anatoliaand the Levant. Since it relies on Goggle Earth, the Virtual Cilicia Project is able to show you these monuments as well as the ruins of Bronze and Iron Age settlements like e.g. Karatepe with its world-famous carved orthostats in their natural environments.

                      The West Bank and East Jerusalem Searchable Map
                      This collection includes lists of archaeological sites that have been surveyed or excavated since Israel occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 1967. Since that time, the oversight of the antiquities of the area has devolved on two government bodies: the military administration's Staff Officer for Archaeology (SOA) in Judea and Samaria and the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). The IAA, which is responsible for East Jerusalem, is a civil branch of government and its records are open for inspection. Some of the records of the Staff Officer for Archaeology in Judea and Samaria are being accessed in full for the first time as a result of the joint Israeli-Palestinian Archaeology Working Group. This involved a team of Israeli and a team of Palestinian archaeologists and cultural heritage professionals working in concert to create new data resources that document the single, unitary archaeological landscape of the southern Levant, which is now bisected by the modern borders.
                       Women of ASOR Map
                      The “Women of ASOR” Map will act as a networking resource for ASOR’s membership, as it displays the locations of professional female members around the globe – pinpointing the universities, museums or other organizations where they work and the sites at which they excavate...
                      World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS)
                      The World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS) is a large database of structural (phonological, grammatical, lexical) properties of languages gathered from descriptive materials (such as reference grammars) by a team of 55 authors (many of them the leading authorities on the subject).

                      Open Access Journal: AERAGRAM

                      [First posted in AWOL 29 October 2009. Updated 21March  2016]

                      ISSN: 1944-0014 
                      AERAGRAM is the official newsletter of Ancient Egypt Research Associates.

                      Volume 16

                      Spring 2015
                      • Discovery 2015: House of a High Official
                      • What Was the Original Size of the Great Pyramid’s Footprint?
                      • The Gallery Complex Gives Up Its Secrets
                      • Hidden Details Come to Light with Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI)
                      • Jon Jerde: The Space In Between

                      Volume 15

                      Download Spring/Fall 2014
                      • On the Waterfront: Canals and Harbors in the Time of Giza Pyramid-Building
                      • Did Egyptians Use the Sun to Align the Pyramids?
                      • A Change of Address: Funerary Workshop Priests Move to New Quarters
                      • A Return to Area AA: Informal Seals and Sealings of the Heit el-Ghurab
                      • Construction Hub to Cult Center: Re-purposing, Old Kingdom Style

                      Volume 14

                      Spring 2013
                      • The Lost Port City of the Pyramids
                      • How the Pyramid Builders Found True North
                      • First Photos from the Great Pyramid Summi

                      Volume 13

                      Spring 2012
                      Memphis, A City Unseen
                      Field School Grads Take The Lead
                      North by Northwest: The Strange Case of Giza’s Misalignments
                      GPMP Full Circle

                      Volume 12

                      Spring 2011
                      The OK Corral
                      The Luxor Study Field School
                      Bringing an Ancient House Back to Life
                      The Buried Basin and the Town Beyond

                      Kindle Edition Now Available For Purchase

                      Fall 2011
                      Solar Alignments of Giza
                      GIS Brings It All Together
                      Stews, Meat and Marrow
                      The Mit Rahina Field School

                      Volume 11

                      AERAGRAM_11-1 cover
                      Spring 2010
                      Called Back to Luxor: AERA-ARCE Field School
                      Ascending Giza on a Monumental Ramp
                      Analysis and Publication Field School
                      A New Field Season: A New Home

                      Winter 2011
                      Digging Again
                      Training Egypt’s Archaeological Scientists
                      Double-Decker Dorms
                      On The Cusp Of A New Dynasty

                      Volume 10

                      AERAGram 2009 10:1
                      Spring 2009
                      10, 20, 30 Years: Mark Lehner Reflects on a Career in Archaeology
                      In Memoriam: Mahmoud Kirsh
                      Daily Life of the Pyramid Builders
                      AERA’s New Home

                      AERAGram 2009 10:2
                      Fall 2009
                      The 2009 Field School
                      Teaching Ceramics
                      A Priest’s Home in Khentkawes Town
                      Dog Burials Discovered at Giza

                      Volume 9

                      AERAGRAM 2008 9:2Fall 2008
                      Deciphering Ancient Code
                      Small Finds, Big Results
                      Egypt’s Oldest Olive
                      Two Royal Towns
                      Giza: Overviews

                      AERAGRAM 2008 9:1Spring 2008
                      Impressions of the Past
                      Lost City Site, Flooded
                      AERA Membership Program
                      Digging Old Luxor
                      Rescue Dig, SAFS

                      Volume 8

                      AERAGRAM 2007 8:2Fall 2007
                      Enigma of the Pedestals
                      Ideas to Reality
                      A High-Class Dump
                      Class of 2006
                      Mapping Khentkawes

                      AERAGRAM 2006 8:1Fall 2006
                      Class of 2005
                      GIS: Digitizing Archaeology
                      Conservation Pilot Program
                      Rescue Archaeology

                      Volume 7

                      AERAGRAM 2004 7:2Fall 2004
                      Western Town
                      Eastern Town house
                      Microscope photography

                      AERAGRAM 2003 7:1Spring 2004
                      Remote sensing
                      Glen Dash
                      Egyptian labor organization

                      Volume 6

                      AERAGRAM 2002 6:2Fall 2003
                      Pyramid city
                      Peter Norton
                      Mapping Aswan quarries

                      AERAGRAM  2002 6:1Fall 2002
                      Millennium Project
                      Gallery revealed
                      Pharaoh’s storeroom

                      Volume 5

                      AERAGRAM  2001 5:2Spring 2002
                      Unfinished Giza
                      David Koch
                      Fabric of a pyramid

                      AERAGRAM  2001 5:1Fall 2001
                      Footprint of the state
                      Desert in flood
                      Wall of the Crow

                      Volume 4

                      AERAGRAM  2000 4:2Spring 2001
                      Giza galleries
                      Matthew McCauley
                      Khafre’s galleries

                      AERAGRAM  2000 4:1Fall 2000
                      Unveiling a royal plan
                      Jon Jerde
                      Magnetic anomaly surveying

                      Volume 3

                      AERAGRAM  2000 3:22000
                      Drawing Giza
                      The Millennium Clock
                      Millennium Project

                      AERAGRAM  1999 3:11999
                      Capturing Area A
                      Bruce Ludwig
                      The older phase

                      Volume 2

                      AERAGRAM  1998 2:2Summer 1998
                      A workman’s house
                      Sphinx restoration
                      Sand, wind, and heat
                      Late period burials
                      Copper workshop

                      AERAGRAM  1998 2:1Winter 1998
                      Sealings from Giza
                      Pots to pyramids

                      Volume 1

                      AERAGRAM  1997 1:2Spring 1997
                      Director’s diary
                      GPMP database
                      1997 field season

                      AERAGRAM  1996 1:1Fall 1996
                      Introducing AERAGRAM
                      Pyramid-age bakery reconstructed
                      Radiocarbon dating

                      Open Access Journal: Methodos: Savoirs et Textes

                      Methodos: Savoirs et Textes
                      ISSN électronique: 1769-7379
                      La revue à caractère scientifique "Methodos. Savoirs et textes" est une revue annuelle dont le premier numéro est paru en janvier 2001. La perspective adoptée est résolument interdisciplinaire. Issue de la rencontre d'historiens des sciences, de philosophes et de philologues réunis dans l'Unité Mixte de Recherche "Savoirs, textes, langage" (UMR 8163, STL) dépendant du CNRS et des Universités de Lille 3 et Lille 1, "Methodos" est ouverte à différentes disciplines représentées dans ce laboratoire de recherche (philologie classique, histoire des sciences et philosophie) à condition que les études proposées partent d'un travail sur les textes.

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                      La notion d'Intelligence (nous-noein) dans la Grèce antique

                      De Homère au Platonisme
                      The Notion of Intelligence in Ancient Greece (nous-noein). From Homer to Platonism.
                      Sous la direction de Fabio Stella
                      Le présent numéro réunit les contributions de spécialistes internationaux de la question du νόος-νοεῖν avec pour optique de reconstruire une histoire des termes liés à l’intelligence et ses activités dans la Grèce antique. Il s’agit de tracer, sans prétendre à l’exhaustivité, les grandes lignes de l'évolution de ces termes, en s’attachant à en approfondir certaines étapes les plus significatives. Naturellement, chaque article a aussi, ou avant tout, une valeur en tant que tel et peut être lu à l'intérieur de son champ spécifique d'étude, séparé d'une perspective possible quant à l'évolution générale.
                      Il ne manque certes pas d’études sur le sujet, certaines dédiées à la genèse du lexique et des concepts en question, ainsi qu’à certaines parties du parcours évolutif du terme νοῦς. Cependant, la démarche proposée dans ce recueil d’études est inédite dans la mesure où elle s’efforce de travailler sur la constitution et l’évolution du concept nous sur un corpus qui n’est pas limité aux textes canoniques des philosophes ; ce numéro permet ainsi de combler un manque particulièrement important dans la littérature historico-philosophico-linguistique sur l’antiquité grecque — surtout si l’on considère l’importance de la faculté noétique dans la tradition occidentale avec toutes les controverses qui l’ont traversée. Le groupe des contributeurs est ainsi composé de spécialistes du monde grec antique alliant philosophie et philologie.
                      La recherche a donc principalement pour objet direct l’origine des termes, leur usage par Homère et Hésiode, celui des lyriques et des « premiers penseurs », Xénophane, Anaxagore, les tragiques, Platon, Aristote, Plotin et les néoplatoniciens.

                      Fabio Stella

                      Open Access Journal: Revue archéologique syrienne

                      Holy Land Collections at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries


                      Holy Land Collections at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries

                      St. Sepulcre Cupole
                      Penn's libraries are home to a wide range of special and general collections related to the Holy Land. These include primary sources such as rare manuscripts, early modern printed books, travelogues, early photographs and printed postcards, engraved and hand-illustrated maps and atlases, original archeological artifacts, field reports, and extensive circulating secondary sources. Among the most important are the Lenkin Collection of Photography, which consists of over 5,000 early photographs of the Holy Land, dating from 1850-1937 and the Paola and Bertrand Lazard Holy Land Print collections, including hundreds of early printed books, postcards, maps, drawings, and watercolors. Recent acquisitions include the Moldovan Family Digital Holy Land Map Collection and the Zucker Holy Land Travel Manuscript. Related materials at Penn are found in the University of Pennsylvania Museum's rich collection of early photographs, including nearly 1,500 original Maison Bonfils photographs, as well as in the Museum's historical records and field reports of archeological excavations at places like Bet Shean in Israel. 

                      The Penn Libraries' Holy Land Collections are located on campus at the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, the Museum Library and the Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, which is home to the historic Holy Land collections assembled at the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning. The Katz Center is a global leader in the study of Jewish civilization, supporting a fellowship program that attracts scholars in Jewish studies from around the world for research on a common annual theme.