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Encyclopedia of the archaeology of ancient Egypt

Encyclopedia of the archaeology of ancient Egypt
edited by Kathryn A. Bard ; with the editing assistance of Steven Blake Shubert.
New York : Routledge, 1999.
Physical description
xxx, 938 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Publisher's Summary
The Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt is the first reference work in English ever to present a systematic coverage of the archaeology of this region from the earliest finds of the Palaeolithic period through to the fourth century AD. Over 300 alphabetically arranged entries cover artefacts, biographies, buildings, geographical features, sites, society and techniques and are extensively illustrated with more than 120 images. The material has been compiled by an international team of the most emminent scholars in the field, many of them currently excavating in Egypt. Structure The Encyclopedia opens with a chronology of periods and dynasties which provides a constant point of reference for the material which follows. An introductory essay then focuses on the definition and scope of Egyptian archaeology, providing a general context for the study of archaeological activity in this region. Thirteen historical overviews map the history of archaeology in Egypt (and Nubia) from the Paleolithic to the Roman periods. The alphabetical entries which form the main body of the text range from highly specific histories of the excavations which have taken place at individual sites to broader subject-based essays on materials, artefacts and cultural practices. The aim, throughout, has been to incorporate both the latest theoretical debates in archaeology and the most recent data from the field. Each entry is followed by a focused bibliography to direct the student to primary records and secondary literature, with foreign language sources included to supplement the available works in English. Cross-referencing and an extensive index are also provided, while the numerous illustrations include plans, maps, drawings of artefacts and black and white photographs. Readership This work is an essential English-language reference on the archaeology of ancient Egypt for readers at a variety of levels - from undergraduates, postgraduate students and Egyptologists to informed general readers. Art history scholars and museums will also find this Encyclopedia to be an invaluable resource. Key Features This is the first work in the English language which systematically covers the archaeology of ancient Egypt. The prestigious team of authors includes practising archaeologists as well as leading academics in the field. The wide variety of entries includes sites, figures, peoples, artefacts, techniques and ancient cultures. include: Elvira d'Amicone Museum of Ancient Egypt, Turin; Rosalie David Manchester Museum, UK; Gunter Dreyer Germany Archaeological Institute, Cairo; Renee Friedman.
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Coming Soon: Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal (TRAJ)

Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal (TRAJ)
ISSN: 2515-2289
The Theoretical Roman ArchaeologyJournal (TRAJ) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, providing a venue for innovative and interdisciplinary research in the field of Roman Archaeology. The journal promotes the use of theoretical approaches to the Roman past and facilitates fresh interpretations of datasets, rather than solely the presentation of archaeological data. The geographical scope of the journal is the whole of the Roman world at its greatest extent, including areas beyond the frontiers where Roman influence was evident. The journal’s temporal scope is from the Bronze Age to the Late Antique period; however, the subject of most contributions will usually range from the third century BC to the fifth century AD. 
Volume 1 of the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal is being guest-edited by Emily Hanscam and Jonathan Quiery of Durham University, and will be published in 2018. The next Call for Papers will be announced in spring 2018. 

Open Access Journal: Digital Medievalist (DM)

[First posted in AWOL 3 November 2009. Updated 28 December 2017 (new URLs)]

Digital Medievalist (DM)
E-ISSN: 1715-0736
Digital Medievalist (DM) is the journal of the Digital Medievalist Community. It publishes work of original research and scholarship, theoretical articles on digital topics, notes on technological topics, commentary pieces discussing developments in the field, bibliographic and review articles, tutorials, and project reports. The journal also commissions reviews of books and major electronic sites and projects. All contributions are reviewed before publication by authorities in humanities computing. Submissions to DM should concern topics likely to be of interest to medievalists working with digital media, though they need not be exclusively medieval in focus.

Legal Documents in Ancient Societies VI. Ancient Guardianship: Legal Incapacities in the Ancient World

Legal Documents in Ancient Societies VI. Ancient Guardianship: Legal Incapacities in the Ancient World
Cohen Nili
Fijałkowska Lena
Depauw Mark
Buraselis Kostas
Mardirossian Aram
Kaye Noah
Maffi Alberto
Thür Gerhard
Cohen Edward E.
Kaltsas Demokritos
Du Plessis Paul J.
Kruse Thomas
Chevreau Emmanuelle
Jakab Éva
Gagliardi Lorenzo
Radzyner Amihai
Faraguna Michele

The egyptologist Georg Steindorff: A heritage in letters and its scientific exploration

The egyptologist Georg Steindorff: A heritage in letters and its scientific exploration

The self-reflexion of a discipline is always a reflection of the consciousness of the timedependence of scientific research too. The possibility of a substantiated description of historical science cultures stands and falls admittedly with suitable, sufficient explicit and complex source-situations. Archive documents are not of interest because of their anecdotal statement, the quality always depends much more on the possibility of a many-sided view, which allows a control of the studies. 

These aspects obtain outstanding importance, if biographies with a good situation of proofs bridge big breaks of history. Hardly one biography of an Egyptologist in the 19. – 20. Century is documented and suitable to reflect the field of Egyptology from the height of the German Empire, trough the 1. World War and the German Revolution, the Weimar Republic, the Nazi-era and the 2. World War to reorganisation of the post-war period under the sign of redemocratisation of the western societies and is thereby comprehensible in varying roles in a multitude of archives with different characters like the one of Georg Steindorff. 

Georg Steindorff is born in 1861 in the Duchy of Anhalt to a Jewish family of the middle class in Dessau. He evolves into a typical representative of the dynamic pioneers in the time of the Second Industrial Revolution in the German Empire and maintains friendly contact with the royal family of Saxony. For a membership in the First World War he is already too old. In the Weimar Republic he gains, thanks to his role in Egyptology as publisher of the most important professional journal, the Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde (ZÄS), and thanks to his close connection with the doyen of German Egyptology, Adolf Erman, an inviolable position in the Saxon Academy of Sciences, the central management of the German Archeological Institute and the University of Leipzig, of which he is principal in 1923/24. Steindorff already converted to Protestantism during his studies in the 80ies of the 19. Century, but due to his Jewish origin he soon comes to the fore of the national-socialist race ideology. After the employment ban in 1934 and other following repressions, he emigrates to the USA in 1939.

Steindorffs diaries and letters always make, besides scientific questions, the political processes in Germany and Europe a subject of discussion. Immediately after the end of the war the contact by letter to plenty of academic carriers of responsibility in Egyptology in Germany reinstates. The international recognized, now 84 year-old Scientist becomes an active commentator of the Nazi-dictatorship and the entanglement of individual exponents. At the same time he carefully observes from distance the development of his old domain and academy in the soviet-occupied zone and the just founded GDR until his death in summer of 1951. 

Steindorffs curriculum vitae is an impressive example for the way of a member of the emancipated Jewish middle class, who managed his way to the top of the institutions with his engagement, talent and enthusiasm and of whom is no getting around in Egyptology in time before and between the two World Wars. His active lecturing activities, also in front of notinternal audiences, today appear as almost modern. With the single-minded construction of also this very day’s biggest academic teaching-collection at a German university he provided importance to the science-location Leipzig, out of the German borders. The same applies for his directional role in conflicts of his generation about the primacy of the egyptological methodology and the theory-charged concepts of the 1920ies and 30ies, whose effects are disappeared from the awareness today, although they significantly characterized Egyptology in the post-war time. 

The importance of this personality is especially documented with his complex heritage of letters. The research and publication in ARACHNE was made possible by the donation of the private correspondence of Georg Steindorff by his grandson Thomas Hemer to the Leipzig University. Therefore, he owes the biggest debt of gratitude. The bundle of archival documents includes more than 6000 single sheets of the years 1884-1951. The research was made within the project "Wissenshintergründe und Forschungstransfer am Beispiel des Ägyptologen Georg Steindorff" from 2013 – 2015 with support from the German Research Foundation. The publication of the results will appear in 2016: Susanne Voss und Dietrich Raue (Hgg.), Wissenshintergründe und Forschungstransfer am Beispiel des Ägyptologen Georg Steindorff, Beihefte der Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 3, Berlin: De Gruyter 2016. 

They represent a first step of development, in which contributed, besides the publishers, Alexandra Cappel, Thomas Gertzen and Kerstin Seidel. To put the archive online to ARACHNE shall enable a broad circle of a scientifically interested audience to work out more research focuses.
Susanne Voss – Dietrich Raue
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Open Access Journal: ARCHAI: Revista de Estudos sobre as Origens do Pensamento Ocidental

[First posted in AWOL 19 March 2012, updated 28 December 2017]

ARCHAI: Revista de Estudos sobre as Origens do Pensamento Ocidental
ISSN: 1984-249X versão eletrônica
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ARCHAI: Revista de Estudos sobre as Origens do Pensamento Ocidental é uma publicação semestral do Grupo Archai: As Origens do Pensamento Ocidental, grupo interdisciplinar e interinstitucional que congrega pesquisadores das áreas de filosofia, história, letras, direito e arqueologia de diversas instituições universitárias brasileiras.


Open Access Journal Relaunched: JANES - Journal of the Ancient Near Eastern Society

[First posted in AWOL 23 October 2009. Updated 29 December 2017 (relaunched at a new website]

JANES - Journal of the Ancient Near Eastern Society
ISSN: 0010-2016
JANES, the Journal of the Ancient Near Eastern Society, was founded in 1968 at Columbia University, and has been housed at the Jewish Theological Seminary since 1982. Over these approximately forty years 30 volumes have been published under the editorship of former JTS professor Ed Greenstein and JTS professor David Marcus. The volumes include approximately three hundred and fifty articles written by over two hundred scholars and students from all over the world. The impressive array of scholars that have contributed articles to these volumes includes well-known names such as G. R. Driver, H. L. Ginsberg, Jonas Greenfield, William Hallo, Thorkild Jacobsen, Jacob Milgrom, A. L. Oppenheim, to mention but a few. Over the years there have been five special issues celebrating JTS and Columbia scholars Elias Bickerman, Meir Bravmann, Theodor Gaster, Moshe Held, and Yochanan Muffs. Articles have been written on all aspects of the Bible and Ancient Near East covering areas such as art history, archaeology, anthropology, language, linguistics, philology, and religion. There are articles on Assyriology, Ugaritic, Phoenician, Hittite, and all areas of Hebrew and Aramaic and on almost every book of the Bible. Manuscripts should be composed according to the SBL style sheet and sent to the Editors, c/o Ed Greenstein (greenstein.ed@gmail.com)

Newly Open Access in Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis Online

Newly added to Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis Online 

Open Access Journal: EX-NOVO Journal of Archaeology

Ex Novo Journal of Archaeology
ISSN: 2531-8810
Ex Novo is a fully peer reviewed open access international journal that promotes interdisciplinary research focusing on the multiple relations between archaeology and society. It engages with contemporary perspectives on antiquity linking past and present, and encourages archaeology’s engagement with theoretical developments from other related disciplines such as history, anthropology, political sciences, philosophy, social sciences and colonial studies. Ex Novo encompasses prehistory to modern period, and by exploring interconnections between archaeological practice and the importance of the past in current society it encourages an exploration of current theoretical, political and heritage issues connected to the discipline. 
Areas and topics of interest include: politics and archaeology, public archaeology, the legacies of colonialism and nationalism within the discipline, the articulation between local and global archaeological traditions, the discipline’s involvement in memory and identity, museum studies and restitution issues. Ex Novo encourages dialogue between disciplines concerned with the past and its relevance, uses and interpretations in the present.

Ex Novo – Number 2 (2017)

Ex Novo Nr. 2 Cover Image 'Metropolis' @ courtesy of Daniel Egneus
Ex Novo Nr. 2 Cover Image
‘Metropolis’ @ courtesy of Daniel Egneus
Who Owns the Past? Archaeological Heritage between Idealisation and Destruction
Maja GORI,  Alessandro PINTUCCI, Martina REVELLO LAMI,
ISSN: 2531-8810
Published online: 28 December 2017
ISBN: 978-1-78491-763-0
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Remembering Beirut: lessons for archaeology and (post-)conflict urban redevelopment in Aleppo
Caroline A. SANDES
ISSN: 2531-8810
Published online: 28 December 2017
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Reconstructing Cultural Heritage in Conflict Zones: Should Palmyra be Rebuilt?
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The rights of reproducing Cultural Heritage in the digital Era. An Italian Perspective
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Frontiers of Romania: Nationalism and the Ideological Space of the Roman Limes
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Thracology and Nationalism in Bulgaria – Deconstructing Contemporaneous Historical and Archaeological Representations
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Museo Federico II Stupor Mundi. Palazzo Ghislieri, Piazza Federico II, 3, 60035 Jesi (AN)
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UNESCO Experts’ Meeting on the Safeguarding of Syria’s heritage. Berlin, 2-4 June 2016
Reviewed by Nour A. MUNAWARDOI:
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Ex Novo Volume 1 – Number 1  (2016)

Ex Novo Vol. 1 Nr. 1 – Cover image ‘Informazioni’ © courtesy of Andrea Albini
Maja GORI, Martina REVELLO LAMI, Alessandro PINTUCCI, Elisa CELLA
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Edited by Maja Gori & Valerie Higgins
The Impact of the Fall of Communism on European Heritage. Proceedings of the 20th EAA Meeting held in Istanbul 10–14 September 2014

Archaeology in the Adriatic. From the Dawn to the Sunset of Communist Ideologies
Elisa CELLA, Maja GORI & Alessandro PINTUCCI
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Are We Still Illyrians?
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Heritage for Development, Multiethnic Communities, and the Case of Butrint National Park on the Albanian-Greek Border
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Exploring the Public Perception of Communist Heritage in Post-communist Albania
Francesco IACONO & Klejd L. KËLLIÇI
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The Trowel and the Sickle. Italian Archaeology and its Marxist Legacy
Elisa CELLA, Maja GORI & Alessandro PINTUCCI
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Exploring Approaches to Italian Early Medieval Archaeology in Post-Communist Europe
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Perché l’Archeologia? An interview with Giovanni Azzena, Barbara Barich, Giampietro Brogiolo, Renato Peroni, Mario Torelli
by Confederazione Italiana Archeologi – Ex Novo (with editors’ note)
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Satricum – Scavi e reperti archeologici. Exhibition in Le Ferriere, province of Latina, Italy, 11 June 2014 – 11 January 2015 (prolonged until 1 June 2017) and M. Gnade (ed.), 2007: Satricum. Trenta anni di scavi olandesi, Amsterdam: Amsterdams Archeologisch Centrum, Universiteit van Amsterdam. 208 pp.
Reviewed by Niels STEENSMA
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Iberia Graeca

Iberia Graeca
El Centro Iberia Graeca es un organismo creado por el Ministerio de Cultura del Estado español y la Consejería de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya en el año 2006 (BOE 56 del 6/3/2007) para el desarrollo de proyectos de investigación, documentación, conservación y difusión del patrimonio arqueológico griego de la península Ibérica.

Iberia Graeca surgió de las relaciones de colaboración científica establecidas entre el Museo Arqueológico Nacional, a través del Departamento de Antigüedades Griegas y Romanas, y el Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya, a través de la sede de Empúries, que constataron la necesidad de disponer de un centro destinado a la documentación del comercio y la presencia griega en Iberia. El objetivo principal era la creación de una web que permitiera desarrollar, entre otros apartados, una base documental donde estuvieran recogidos todos los objetos griegos publicados procedentes de yacimientos arqueológicos de la península Ibérica.
The Iberia Graeca Centre is an organisation that has been created by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Culture of the Generalitat of Catalonia in 2006 (Official State Gazette - BOE 56 of 6/3/2007) to develop projects on research, documentation, conservation and the dissemination of the Greek archaeological heritage of the Iberian peninsula.

Iberia Graeca was born from the relationship of scientific collaboration established between the National Archaeological Museum, through the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, and Archaeology Museum of Catalonia, through the headquarters of Empúries, which noted the need for the creation of a Document Centre on Greek trade and presence in Iberia. The main objective was to create a website that would develop, among other sections, a Document Database where published Greek objects from archaeological sites on the Iberian Peninsula would be collected.
Iberia Graeca
Iberia Graeca.
The Greek archaeological legacy on the Iberian Peninsula

Homenaje a Glòria Trias Rubiés Homenaje a Ricardo Olmos
Homenaje a Glòria Trias Rubiés.
Cerámicas griegas de la Península Ibérica: cincuenta años después (1967-2017)
Homenaje a Ricardo Olmos.
Per speculum in aenigmate. Miradas sobre la Antigüedad

Online Public Classics Archive

Online Public Classics Archive
Classics has had a strong presence in the press. As Hardwick and Harrison (2013) remark, “Greek and Roman texts, material culture and ideas have always been widely and radically used and re-used by individuals and by societies, and in recent centuries this has gradually included more people who have not had a formal classical education of any kind.” More recently, popular culture and the media have engaged with antiquity for centuries (cf. Jenkins 2015), yet it is currently difficult to search for and document the places where that engagement takes place. One can Google “Plato and Trump” or “Xenophon and leadership”, but the search results can often be too unwieldy and lacunose to be of much productive use.
In order to document the great collective impact that our discipline has had and continues to have on public ways of thinking, we have created the Online Public Classics Archive, a public media Classics database that archives and organizes the public media engagement with antiquity on the Internet. This e-resource is linked to the way we search on the Internet. If someone wants to search for "Epictetus” in Google, one sees the Wikipedia entry and a few other philosophy e-resources on the first search page. If one filters search results through the “news” option, one sees some recent blog posts and articles. But what if one wants to find out how many times reporters, columnists, bloggers, and other public writers have discussed Epictetus from 2007-2017? On a daily basis we see many of these articles circulating on social media but they often end up sitting alone and abandoned as bookmarks or downloaded PDFs only on our own computers.
Our database succeeds in providing a space (that is searchable by keywords and tags and can be filtered by date) for both Classicists and the public to examine just how much of an impact the ancient world has had on contemporary thought. Though it is currently in the initial stages of development, it is already clear that a substantial body of public scholarship discussing antiquity has a robust and important presence in public discourse.
The Online Public Classics Archive collects articles from across the internet and from a variety of media sources. The views expressed in these media are those of the authors and their publishers, and are not endorsed in any way by the Paideia Institute. However, the Paideia Institute Institute strongly condemns hateful language or attitudes directed at individuals or groups based upon their nationality, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. We welcome anyone with an interest in ancient Greece and Rome, and strive to create a learning environment in which individuals can pursue that interest without being demeaned or attacked for who they are. As a result, articles which use the Classics to attack individuals or groups for their identity or beliefs are not included in the archive.

Newly Open Access Journal: Acta Universitatis Carolinae: Philologica: Graecolatina Pragensia

Acta Universitatis Carolinae: Philologica: Graecolatina Pragensia
ISSN: 0567-8269
E-ISSN: 2464-6830
Tematicky pestrá čísla této podřady, vycházející od roku 1960, připravují editoři z Ústavu řeckých a latinských studií FF UK. Studie pracovníků ústavu a jejich hostů jsou psány německy, latinsky, italsky či anglicky a zabývají se jak problematikou kulturněhistorickou či jazykovědnou, ale najdeme zde i příspěvky věnované numismatice. Jsou vždy doplněny krátkými resumé.
Issues of this sub-series, varied in topics, have been published since 1960. They are edited by experts from the Institute for Greek and Latin Studies, CU Faculty of Philosophy and Arts. Contributions by the Institute's teachers and their guests are published in German, Latin, Italian and English and cover both the cultural history and linguistic topics, although we can also find works on numismatics. All texts are supplemented with brief summaries.
1/2010 XXIII
1/2007 XXII
1/2006 XXI
2/2004 XX
3/2002 XIX
3/2000 XVIII
3/1998 XVI-XVII
1/1997 XV

Open Access Journal: Archäologie Weltweit

[First posted in AWOL 23 February 2015, updated 31 December 2017]

Archäologie Weltweit
Archäologie Weltweit ist das Magazin des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts für eine breite interessierte Öffentlichkeit. Es berichtet zwei Mal im Jahr über die Arbeit des DAI und erzählt darin Geschichten über die Fähigkeit der Archäologie, alte Rätsel zu lösen, aber auch darüber, wie Erkenntnisse über die Antike für Gegenwart und Zukunft nutzbar gemacht werden können – mit oft überraschenden Ergebnissen.

Archäologie Weltweit 2017 Sonderausgabe

Die Neue Bauakademie
Megacities sind zu zentralen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit geworden. Das stete Wachsen einiger Städte und die Entvölkerung ehemaliger Industriestädte machen die Stadt zu einem Ort, an dem in großer Dynamik soziale und kulturelle Veränderungen wirksam werden. Deshalb braucht es Denkräume, um die nicht selten separat agierenden Disziplinen und Experten zum Thema zusammenzubringen. Die in diesem Heft skizzierten Perspektiven sollen die Diskussion um den Wiederaufbau der Bauakademie bereichern und für einen Ort werben, der sich diesen zentralen Themen ganz im Sinne Schinkels in einem ganzheitlichen Ansatz nähert.

Archäologie Weltweit 2-2016

Die Vermessung des Altertums
Das Titelthema zeigt Beispiele, wie die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Archäologie und Naturwissenschaften funktionieren kann. Wie dies im Besonderen auch in der internationalen Kooperation zu bahnbrechenden Ergebnissen führen kann, offenbart unsere Rubrik „Cultural Heritage" mit einem Beitrag über die chinesisch-deutschen Arbeiten am „Pavillon im beseelten Teich" in der Verbotenen Stadt in Peking. Das „Panorama" zeigt, dass die Autoren archäologischer Werke die Hoffnung niemals aufgeben dürfen. Denn es kann geschehen, dass sie auch noch nach 90 Jahren veröffentlicht werden können.

Archäologie Weltweit 1-2016

Die Welt in Bewegung ist das Titelthema dieser Ausgabe. Nach neolithischen Reisen geht es weiter zu griechischen internationalen Heiligtümern, ins Imperium Romanum kurz vor seiner Transformation in das Mittelalter, zu Häfen auf verschiedenen Kontinenten bis schließlich in den weit entfernten Südpazifik. Wie man durch Gründung eines „Archaeological Heritage Network" aktuelle Bewegungen zum Anlass nehmen kann, sich auf gemeinsame Ursprünge zu besinnen und zusammenzuarbeiten, zeigt unser „Fokus", und das „Panorama" berichtet, welches menschliche Bedürfnis seit 40.000 Jahren eine wesentliche Rolle in unser aller Leben spielt: Musik.

Archäologie Weltweit 2016 Sonderausgabe

Rekonstruktionen. Ein Netzwerk für das archäologische Kulturerbe
Das Kompetenznetzwerk „Archaeological Heritage Network" (ArcHerNet) bündelt deutsche Kompetenzen im Bereich des Kulturerhaltes und Kulturgüterschutzes. Ziel ist es, diese auch für Kulturerhaltsmaßnahmen im Ausland wirksam werden zu lassen. Als erstes Projekt hat das Netzwerk, unterstützt durch das Auswärtige Amt, das Projekt „Stunde Null" ins Leben gerufen, um in konflikt- und krisengeschüttelten Ländern eine Zukunft für die Zeit nach der Krise zu entwickeln.Erfahren Sie mehr dazu in dieser Sonderausgabe.

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Arabic and Latin Glossary edited by Dag Nikolaus Hasse

 [First posted in AWOL 15 January 2014, updated 31 December 2017]

Arabic and Latin Glossary
edited by Dag Nikolaus Hasse
with the assistance of Barbara Jockers, Katrin Fischer, Reinhard Kiesler & Jens Ole Schmitt
The Arabic and Latin Glossary is a dictionary of the vocabulary of the Arabic–Latin translations of the Middle Ages. It unites the entries of all existing Arabic–Latin glossaries in modern editions of medieval works.
The Glossary has a double aim: to improve our understanding of the Arabic influence in Europe, especially with respect to scientific vocabulary, and to provide a lexical tool for the understanding of Arabic and Latin scientific texts.
It is currently based on 42 sources, which cover medicine, philosophy, theology, astrology, astronomy, mathematics, optics, botany, and zoology. The texts were written by the following Arabic or Greek authors:
  • Abū Maʿšar (Albumasar)
  • Abū l-Ṣalt (Albuzale)
  • Aristotle
  • al-Biṭrūǧī (Alpetragius)
  • al-Fārābī (Alfarabius)
  • Ibn al-Ǧazzār
  • Ibn al-Hayṯam (Alhazen)
  • Ibn Rušd (Averroes)
  • Abū Muḥammad ʿAbdallāh Ibn Rušd (Averroes Iunior)
  • Ibn Sīnā (Avicenna)
  • Ibn Tūmart
  • al-Kindī (Alkindi)
  • Yūḥannā ibn Māsawayh (Mesue)
  • al-Nayrīzī (Anaritius)
  • Nicolaus Damascenus
  • Proclus
  • Ptolemy
  • al-Qabīṣī (Alcabitius)
  • Ibn Zakariyyāʾ al-Rāzī (Rhazes)
  • Ṯābit ibn Qurra (Thebit ben Corat)
The Glossary is growing constantly. At the moment, it contains parts of the letter A (a–anta; approx–azub ), the entire letter B (bab–buz) and the entire letter C (cac–cyp).
Latest update: August 31, 2017.


[First posted in AWOL 24 October 2012, updated 31 December 2017]

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Alphabetical List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies

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                    Roundup of Resources on Ancient Geography

                    [Most recently updated 1 January 2018]

                    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.
                    AdriAtlas: Atlas informatisé de l'Adriatique antique (1100 a.C. - 751 p.C.)
                    Cet Atlas, lié à une base de données constamment enrichie, a pour but de fournir un état de la recherche sur l'Adriatique antique entre le XIe s. av. J.-C. et le milieu du VIIIe s. ap. J.-C. C'est une réalisation du programme international AdriAtlas financé par l'Agence Nationale de la Recherche (partenaires : Ausonius-Bordeaux, Ecole française de Rome, M²ISA-Paris), la Région Aquitaine et l'Ecole française de Rome. Jusqu'à présent, seule l'Adriatique orientale a été couverte, avec la collaboration des Instituts d'archéologie de Ljubljana (Slovénie) et de Tirana (Albanie), les Universités de Trieste (Italie), Pula, Zadar et Zagreb (Croatie), de l'université catholique de Croatie et des chercheurs des universités de Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand et Grenoble. Actuellement les sites de l’Adriatique occidentale connus par les sources écrites sont progressivement ajoutés par les équipes universitaires de Bari, Bologne, Chieti, Ferrare, Foggia, Lecce, Macerata, Padoue, Trieste et Vérone. 
                    Amphores. Recueil de timbres sur amphores romaines (RATAR)
                    Depuis quelques décennies, les amphores ont pris la première place comme source de l'étude des échanges dans l'Antiquité. Les inscriptions qu'elles portent fondent la connaissance de l'organisation de leur production, de leurs contenus et de leur distribution. Depuis de nombreuses années, une petite équipe du Centre Camille Jullian, Université de Provence – CNRS, étudie les timbres sur amphores romaines et a constitué une base de données, informatisée depuis 1987, à partir de publications. Le lecteur peut se reporter aux introductions des deux volumes RTAR I et II cités ci-dessous où les principes suivis pour la constitution de la base de données sont exposés.
                    Anatolian Atlas
                    The Anatolian Atlas is a resource for scholars interested in the archaeological settlement patterning and historical geography of Ancient Anatolia (modern day Turkey).      
                    Here you will find Google Maps that display the extents of various archaeological surveys that have been conducted in Anatolia as well as numerous archaeological sites. These sites, when possible, are linked to online content that provides more information. They also often have citations for scholarly work that has discussed them. The works that are cited can be found in the bibliography.

                    Finally, the Anatolian Atlas also hosts original research that has been developed in CAMEL by scholars of the Oriental Institute.
                    The Anatolian Roads Project
                    This site is dedicated to research in the field of the Roman road system located in ancient Anatolia, present-day Turkey. The site is sponsored by the History department of Wisconsin Lutheran College under the direction of Dr. Glen L. Thompson and by the Asia Minor Research Center under the direction of Dr. Mark Wilson. The Anatolian Roads Project (TARP) is a work in progress and thus will be updated and improved as time goes on.
                    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.
                    ARMEP: Ancient Records of Middle Eastern Polities
                    ARMEP 1.0’s interactive map interface displays the find spots of about 6,700 ancient texts, all of which were written in the Akkadian and Sumerian languages and in cuneiform script. Most of these inscribed artifacts were discovered in modern-day Iraq, Syria, and Turkey, while others originate from Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia. Although the texts range in date from ca. 2334 to 64 BC, most come from Neo-Assyrian times (744-612 BC). The dataset is derived from the Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus (Oracc) and it includes texts from the following projects: Inscriptions of Suhu online (Suhu; LMU Munich); Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online (RIAo; LMU Munich); Royal Inscriptions of Babylonia online (RIBo; LMU Munich) Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period (RINAP; UPenn and LMU Munich); and State Archives of Assyria online (SAA; formerly UCL, now LMU Munich).
                    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: Middle East & North Africa


                    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.
                    Carta Archeologica di Roma

                    On-line la Carta Archeologica di Roma

                    E' consultabile sulla piattaforma web il lavoro preparatorio della Carta Archeologica di Roma, conservato nel patrimonio documentario dell'Archivio Storico a Palazzo Altemps, edito sotto forma di ebook a cura di Luigia Attilia.
                    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 & Referencing System
                    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 fields.
                    Database of Roman Temples
                    The Rome Research Group is a collection of projects involved in exploring various features of the city of Rome and the world it influenced. Working broadly in the world of the Digital Humanities, current projects are mapping the street shrines (edicole sacre) of Rome, built beginning in the Medieval period, and the temples of the ancient Roman world. Find out more about us here.
                    Descriptio Romae
                    L'immagine che gli studiosi hanno di Roma è quella del luogo, per eccellenza, depositario di valori artistico-architettonici di primaria importanza, meta di ogni viaggio (reale o intellettuale) che a quei valori voglia attingere. Paradossalmente la conoscenza della città è resa problematica proprio in ragione della straordinaria estensione del suo patrimonio e della altrettanto vasta - e non coordinata - diffusione delle relative fonti documentarie.
                    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.
                    GlobalXplorer° is an online platform that uses the power of the crowd to analyze the incredible wealth of satellite images currently available to archaeologists. Launched by 2016 TED Prize winner and National Geographic Fellow, Dr. Sarah Parcak, as her “wish for the world,” GlobalXplorer° aims to bring the wonder of archaeological discovery to all, and to help us better understand our connection to the past. So far, Dr. Parcak’s techniques have helped locate 17 potential pyramids, in addition to 3,100 potential forgotten settlements and 1,000 potential lost tombs in Egypt — and she's also made significant discoveries in the Viking world and Roman Empire. With the help of citizen scientists across the globe, she hopes to uncover much, much more. This is just the beginning. With additional funding, Dr. Parcak aims to revolutionize how modern archaeology is done altogether, by creating a global network of citizen explorers, opening field schools to guide archaeological preservation on the ground, developing an archaeological institute, and even launching a satellite designed with archaeology in mind.
                    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).
                    Heritage Gazetteer of Libya
                    The Heritage Gazetteer of Libya is designed to provide a tool for exploring the rich historic heritage of Libya, based on the work of members of the Society for Libyan Studies. The core data are drawn from the publications of the Society, including two guidebooks to Tripolitania (2009) and Cyrenaica (2013) by Philip Kenrick; further information is being added from the Archives of the Society, and from other publications by members.
                    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. 
                    Hierokles: Synekdemos
                    Ryan Horne

                    Application Information

                    Early in the reign of Justinian, an otherwise unidentified author named Hierokles composed the Synekdemos, a sprawling list of the provinces and major cities of the Eastern Roman Empire. Containing nearly a thousand toponyms, the Synekdemos is an unparalleled source on the geography of the Byzantine world. It not only indicates the administrative divisions of Justinian’s time, but also suggests what places, in the view of one educated Roman, “mattered” in the early 6th century CE.
                    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.

                    Der iDAI.gazetteer ist ein Werkzeug, um die Ortsdaten-Struktur innerhalb des DAI sukzessive zu optimieren, d. h. sowohl die Zahl der mit Ortsdaten versehenen Informationsobjekte zu erhöhen, diese dann in die weltweiten Ortsdatensysteme einzubinden, und auch die im DAI schon vorhandenen Informationsobjekte mit Ortsdaten zu vereinheitlichen. Der iDAI.gazetteer ist somit der Auftakt zu einem großen, neuen Querschnitts-Arbeitsfeld.
                    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...
                    Kima Historical Gazetteer: Place Names in the Hebrew Script
                    The Pelagios Resource Development Grant of the first round has enabled us to launch the project Kima, a Hebrew script, attestation-based historical gazetteer. The resulting resource was a promising database, which was, however, still unbalanced and required more work in order to make it usable as an encompassing, multipurpose gazetteer. We were thrilled, then, to hear that our application for the second round was successful.
                    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 for Texts
                    In this series, the Center compiles maps for ancient texts which can be usefully illustrated in this way.  Naturally, the likelihood is that in most, perhaps all, instances these texts were not originally accompanied by maps.  The series is openly licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0.  Please direct all questions or comments to awmc@unc.edu.

                    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. 
                    The Via Appia, ‘Queen of Roads’, became a hallmark of the political and cultural presentation of the city of Rome as the centre of the then existing world, and is still seen as an iconic monument of ancient Rome. Since 2009 the department of Classical Archaeology of the Radboud University Nijmegen has started a field work project in close collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, named ‘Mapping the Via Appia’. The project aims at a thorough inventory and analysis of the Roman interventions in their suburban landscape, focusing on parts of the 5th and 6th mile of the road. The stretch starts where the modern Via di Erode Attico crosses the Via Appia antica and ends at the point where the Via di Casal Rotondo crosses the ancient road. Other partners are the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences and the SPINlab of the VU University Amsterdam, and the Soprintendenza Speciale per I Beni Archeologici di Roma.

                    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
                    New Online Repository of Maps and Geospatial Data for the Middle East
                    December 13, 2016
                    The Center for Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes (CAMEL Lab) at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago would like to announce that a substantial subset of its digital holdings of maps and geospatial data are now available for online public search and download.
                    Thanks to the funding of a 2014-2016 IMLS grant, geo-referenced versions of historical and modern maps and satellite imagery have been included in the Oriental Institute’s ever-expanding Integrated Database, available on the Search Our Collections webpage. To access maps and geospatial data specifically, choose “CAMEL” from the first drop-down list.
                    Nubian Gazetteer: KML file download
                    Salvoldi, Daniele; Geus, Klaus: A Historical Comparative Gazetteer for Nubia. In: Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies 4 (Summer 2017), 59–182 [ISBN-13: 978-1-947447-20-2; free pdf in open access under https://punctumbooks.com/titles/dotawo-a-journal-of-nubian-studies-4/]. With sixteen colour maps.
                    Here is the basic .kml file for download. Please share and let's make it standard!
                    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 Latinus Online (OLO) beta
                    Orbis Latinus Online (OLO) is based on the three-part print publication of Orbus Latinus from 1972.
                    This online resource allows you to find the modern equivalent of latin place names, as well as the latin names of modern places. "Modern" is relative, because the geographical descriptors may date back to the original time of writing. More information on this may be found in the editorial notice of the digitised version of Orbus Latinus at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich.

                    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.
                    Peripleo* is a search engine to data maintained by partners of Pelagios Commons, a Digital Humanities initative aiming to foster better linkages between online resources documenting the past. 
                    Peripleo is an initiative by Pelagios Commons, developed under the leadership of the Austrian Institute of Technology, Exeter University, The Open University, the University of London School of Advanced Study and the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society.

                    Piggin Peutinger Diagram
                    The most famous map in the world is the Tabula Peutingeriana, a Roman chart of roads and seas. In 2007, UNESCO placed it on its Memory of the World Register, a global list of 301 documents (as of 2013) which are irreplaceable to comprehend our recent and distant past.
                    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.
                    Proxeny Networks of the Ancient World  (a database of proxeny networks of the Greek city-states)


                    PNAW is a database of evidence for a particular kind of social networking between Greek city-states in the Ancient Greek world, known as proxeny (Greek: proxenia). It enables this material to be used to visualise the highly-fragmented political geography of the ancient world during the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods, and to get a sense of how densely and intensely interconnected were the states which made it up.

                    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: Linked Data annotation without the pointy brackets
                    Recogito is an initative by Pelagios Commons, developed under the leadership of the Austrian Institute of Technology, Lancaster University and The Open University, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

                    Recogito is provided as Open Source software, under the terms of the Apache 2 license. It can be downloaded free of charge for self-hosting from our GitHub repository.

                    Pelagios Commons offers free access to a hosted version of the software at recogito.pelagios.org in the spirit of open data and as an act of collegiality. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions of Use for information.
                    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.
                    Resources for Teaching Ancient Geography
                    From History From Below: Musings on Daily Life in the Ancient and Early Medieval Mediterranean By Sarah E. Bond
                    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.

                    TOPOSText 2.0

                    ToposText is an indexed collection of ancient texts and mapped places relevant the the history and mythology of the ancient Greeks from the Neolithic period up through the 2nd century CE. It was inspired by two decades of exploring Greece by car, foot, or bicycle, and by clumsy efforts to appreciate επί τόπου the relevant information from Pausanias or other primary sources. The development of mobile electronic devices since 2010 has coincided with an increasingly comprehensive assortment of ancient texts available on the internet. The digital texts I collected on an e-reader in 2012 made clear both the pleasure of having a portable Classics library but also the desperate need to organize the information it contained. Discovering the Pleiades Project, with its downloadable database of thousands of ancient place names and coordinates, opened the door to indexing ancient texts geographically, using a map of Greece as the basic interface.
                    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: Archaeological Atlas of Antiquity
                    Vici.org is the archaeological atlas of classical antiquity. It is a community driven archaeological map, inspired by and modelled after Wikipedia.
                    The first version of Vici.org went online in May 2012. It was preceded by a sister website Omnesviae.org, a roman routeplanner based on the Peutinger map. Since its start, Vici.org has grown a lot. At the time to this writing, over 140 contributors have added nearly 20,000 locations, approximately 1,000 line tracings and over 3,000 images.
                    Views of Rome: Anteiquae Urbis Imago
                    Views of Rome is the online home of the 1773 edition of Pirro Ligorio’s Anteiquae Urbis Imago (Image of the Ancient City) held at Emory University. Originally published in 1561, the Imago is a cartographic reconstruction of fourth-century AD Rome. A high-resolution scan of the map exists as an interactive digital tool for use by students in the classroom and by members of the general public.
                    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 Ancient Language Textbooks and Primers

                    [Most recently updated 1 January 2018]

                    Open Access Textbooks and Language Primers relating to the ancient world
                    Additional resources of thus type are accessible through the  Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) Project pages at the University of Minnesota.

                    And see also Lexicity
                    And see also  Smarthistory, a "multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional art history textbook"

                    Textkit has a huge library of Greek and Latin textbooks

                    Learn Ancient Greek

                    Listed below is Textkit’s entire collection of Ancient Greek textbooks. All books are made available for full and free download in PDF format.

                    Greek Answer Keys

                    First Greek Book Key, John Williams White
                    First Greek Writer Key, Arthur Sidgwick
                    Greek Prose Composition Key, North and Hillard

                    Greek Composition Textbooks

                    First Greek Writer, Arthur Sidgwick
                    Greek Prose Composition, North and Hillard
                    Selections from the Septuagint, Conybeare and Stock

                    Greek Lexicon/Dictionary

                    Greek Reading Text

                    Greek Reference Grammars

                    Greek Grammar, William W. Goodwin
                    Greek Grammar, Herbert Weir Smyth

                    Greek Textbooks

                    A First Greek Course, Sir William Smith
                    First Greek Book, John Williams White
                    First Greek Grammar Accidence, W. Gunion Rutherford
                    First Greek Grammar Syntax, W. Gunion Rutherford

                    Learn Latin

                    Listed below is Textkit’s entire collection of Latin textbooks. All books are made available for full and free download in PDF format.

                    Latin Answer Keys

                    Latin for Beginner’s Key, Benjamin L. D’Ooge

                    Latin Prose Composition Key, North and Hillard

                    Latin Composition Textbooks

                    A New Latin Prose Composition, Charles E. Bennett

                    Latin Prose Composition, North and Hillard

                    Latin Reading Text

                    Caesar’s Civil War in Latin, Charles E. Moberly

                    Cicero Select Orations, Benjamin L. D’Ooge

                    Selections From Ovid, Allen & Greenough

                    The Phormio of Terence in Latin, Fairclough and Richardson

                    Latin Reference Grammars

                    A Latin Grammar, Charles E. Bennett

                    New Latin Grammar, Allen & Greenough

                    Latin Textbooks

                    Beginner’s Latin Book, Collar and Daniell

                    Latin For Beginners, Benjamin L. D’Ooge

                      Do you know of others? Do you use any of these in your teaching? Are you developing open access textbooks in any area of ancient world studies? Please respond by clicking the Comments button.

                      Roundup of Past Oriented Library Acquisitions Lists Online or by Email

                      [Originally posted 9/27/10, Most recently updated 1 January  2017]

                      It used to be fairly common for specialized library collections to produce periodic Acquisitions Lists.  Mostly these were circulated in print, informally.  Some institutions have made the transition to email distribution, and others to digital. I'm gathering links here to them and to other useful open access periodic bibliography projects. Not everything listed here is up to date, but all of them are useful.  I'll be grateful to hear of others and will happily include them in the list.  Please leave a comment.

                      The American Numismatic Society Library, Recent Acquisitions

                      The American School of Classical Studies at Athens produces these:
                      The Acquisitions List of the Research Archives, The Oriental Institute

                      Bibliothèque des Sciences de l'Antiquité (Lille, France), Listes d'acquisitions

                      The British Museum: Ancient Egypt and Sudan Library Acquisitions Lists

                      The British Museum: Greece and Rome Library Acquisitions Lists 

                      Bryn Mawr Classical Review: Books Available for Review

                      The Burnam Classical Library at the University of Cincinnati, Recent Acquisitions

                      The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, Library Acquisitions Lists

                      Joint Library of the Hellenic & Roman Societies / Institute of Classical Studies Library

                      KeiBi online: Die Keilschrift-Bibliographie im Netz 

                      Neuerwerbungen der Heidelberger Sondersammelgebiete
                      HinweisKlassische Archäologie
                      HinweisKunstgeschichte bis 1945
                      Neuerwerbungsliste/New Acquisitons, Vorderer Orient einschl. Nordafrika, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle (ULB Halle)

                      Sackler Library (Oxford)

                      Are there others you use online? Leave a comment and let me know.

                      Open Access Journal: CODEX – Revista de Estudos Clássicos

                      CODEX – Revista de Estudos Clássicos
                      ISSN 2176-1779
                      Cabeçalho da página
                      Codex - Revista de Estudos Clássicosé um espaço para a circulação dos trabalhos que se dediquem aos Estudos Clássicos.
                      Os leitores poderão acompanhar as pesquisas desenvolvidas por discentes de uma área que prospera largamente no Brasil. Poderão também entrar em contato com seus autores e com seus orientadores, para comentar os textos ou sugerir-lhes o que julgarem conveniente.
                      Codex - Revista discente de Estudos Clássicos enseja aos interessados um amplo mapeamento das pesquisas da área de Estudos Clássicos a partir do conhecimento mais aprofundado da formação e do desenvolvimento de seus pesquisadores.

                      A publicação preocupa-se em promover a percepção de que a interdisciplinaridade é intrínseca aos Estudos Clássicos. Assim, a Codex - Revista discente de Estudos Clássicos acolhe inclusive trabalhos de discentes - doutorandos, mestrandos e graduandos em Iniciação Científica - de Filosofia Antiga, Letras Clássicas, História Antiga e Arqueologia.


                      v. 5, n. 2 (2017)

                      Semestre: jul.-dez. 2017
                      Data da publicação: 28 dez. 2017

                      v. 5, n. 1 (2017)

                      Semestre: jan.-jun. 2017
                      Data da publicação: 30 jun. 2017