The Red Sea Is Arabian, Erythraean, …

Place Name Clustering in Pleiades and TAVO Since September of last year, I have been working with Eric Kansa on the Gazetteer of the Ancient Near East project of the Alexandria Archive Institute (with NEH funding). Our goal is to export the cornucopia of information contained in the index of the Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen […]

The Walters Art Museum and Creative Commons

From AWOL: The Walters Art Museum announced this week that it has removed copyright restrictions from more than 10,000 Images.  Those images are now licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) Collections at the Walters relating to antiquity include: Art of the Ancient Americas Art of Ancient Egypt and Nubia Art of Ancient Greece […]

Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World

The Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World (EHW) “is an original electronic project aiming at collecting, recording, documenting, presenting and promoting the historical data that testify to the presence of Hellenic [from ancient Greek till the Ottoman period] culture throughout time and space.” There are three main areas: Asia Minor, Black Sea and Constantinople. EHW’s ultimate […]

FARLI Ancient Pottery Database

The Foundation for Archaeological Research in the Land of Israel (FARLI) “announce[d] the launch of its newest Project: The FARLI Ancient Pottery Database. In the spirit of FARLI’s goals to promote the archaeological research of the land of Israel and the southern Levant, and to develop new technological tools in the service of archaeology, … […]

Digital Type Collection of Historic Ceramics

The Florida Museum of Natural History has a nice online type collections of historic period archaeological ceramics (1492-1850), complete with detailed search features. With the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we are able to offer it on-line as a service to archaeologists, museum curators, material culture specialists, and anyone interested in historic […]

Musée achéménide

An international collective of scholars led by Pierre Briant (Collège de France, Paris) have established an online “Achaemenid museum.” This elegant musée achéménide website utilizes Flash to provide access to a fine collection of artifacts and historical information regarding the classic Persian civilization known as the Achaemenid empire, the most famous leader of which was […]

Ancient World Image Bank

The ever-productive people at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (NYU) are continuing to add on to their Ancient World Image Bank. So far the collection contains photos from archaeological sites in Turkey, the Levant, Egypt, Greece and Italy. They chose to use Flickr instead of setting up their own database system. Maybe […]

Digital Collections at the University of Michigan Libraries

The AWOL blog drew my attention to the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service (DLPS) Digital Collections, in short the MLibrary Digital Collections. Here are a few of the more relevant collections (mostly open access): Egyptian Amulets, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology The Egyptian Amulet catalog is a collaborative project between the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, […]

Papyri.info

I’m always interested in how online databases of all types of cultural heritage are structured. What is their interface, how does the search function work, how user-friendly is the browsing experience, is it easy for scholars to contribute, etc.? Another fine example has come to my attention: Papyri.info, an initiative of New York University. … […]