Online archaeological-site catalogs

I’d like to point out two examples of what I would call online archaeological-site catalogs, i.e., databases that provide brief but to-the-point info on as many sites as possible of a specific region. The first example is the Delta Survey. An information centre for the archaeological sites of Lower Egypt, an initiative of the Egypt Exploration Society (UK). “Information on the archaeological sites of the Delta is presented here in the form [of] web-pages containing an alphabetical listing of sites. Where a substantial amount of information is available, or photographs of the site exist, links are provided to supplementary pages.”

The second “catalog” is Archaeology in Greece Online/Chronique des fouilles en ligne, an initiative of the British School at Athens and the École française d’Athènes, that joins their individual annual reports on the subject published on paper. “The database is organised by region, searchable both by toponym and via maps. Searches using key words and chronological terms lead directly into site records in either French or English. Alternatively, individual researchers may pursue their particular interests through free text searches.”

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