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Classical Archaeology

(Greek and Roman)



The on-line database of the “Bulletin Amphorologique” from Revue des études grecques


Ancient Columns 

This collection assembles 3D models of ancient columns for the purpose of reconstructing their underlying building principles.

Ancient Ports in the Mediterranean

Based on the ancient harbors and the active cities and citizens of the Mediterranean, the mapping, the recording and the prominence of the local cultural identity may begin. At the same time, the conservation of the sea and the safeguard of peace may be enhanced. The Sea, which divides and unites, is the subject and underlay of climate change. Since the Ancient Ports and Cities of the Mediterranean are the basic factors of the activities performed by the active citizens, the latter, if related and collaborating, may begin the reversion and rebirth now.


The Bornblum Eretz Israel Synagogues Website

The main goal of the The Bornblum Eretz Israel Synagogues website is to display the world of synagogues from the Land of Israel for the scholar, student and layperson.  This website provides information such as bibliographical references, geographical location, photos, plans and brief descriptions of ancient synagogues from the Roman and Byzantine periods in the Land of Israel.  It also presents information on selected historically significant synagogues from the Middle Ages through the beginning of the 20th century.  This site will be constantly updated including the latest relevant research news and scholarly works. A search of bibliographical references is currently in preparation.

A collection of ancient inscriptions from Israel/Palestine

The Inscriptions of Israel/Palestine project seeks to collect and make freely accessible all of the previously published inscriptions (and their English translations) of Israel/Palestine from the Persian period through the Islamic conquest (ca. 500 BCE - 640 CE). Epigraphy is the study of such inscriptions, defined as texts written on durable materials (except for coins, which falls under the academic category of numismatics). There are about 10,000 of these inscriptions, written primarily in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek and Latin, by Jews, Christians, Greeks, and Romans. They range from imperial declarations on monumental architecture to notices of donations in synagogues to humble names scratched on ossuaries, and include everything in between.

Connected Contests in the post-classical world

An evolving online research tool to facilitate the study of agonistic networks in the ancient, post-classical world. It is part of a wider research project on the history of athletic and other agonistic festivals from 300 BC-AD 300. (see above under about). This website aims to provide an intuitive database of the many contests of the Greek world, and of the athletes, performers and other participants in these contests. (from description on-site)

Corpus Nummorum Online

Corpus Nummorum Online is an open access numismatic web portal that aims to collect and present comprehensive regional datasets of Greek and Roman provincial coinage and offers a research tool for their processing and analysis. The material is arranged by regions and mints, as well as by chronology and types. At present, you can browse through and search for coins and coin types minted in Moesia Inferior, Thrace, Mysia, and the Troad.

Database of Roman to Early Islamic Bathhouses of Iudaea/Syria-Palaestina and Provincia Arabia

This constantly growing OCHRE-based database gathers various data on Roman-style bathhouses from the Roman to Early Islamic periods (mid-1st century BCE to mid-8th century CE) from the geographic area of Iudaea/Syria-Palaestina and Provincia Arabia (modern Israel, Palaestinian Authority, Jordan and southern Syria).

Each entry is identified by an arbitrary cat. ID. The entries can be explored separately (as a list or from a map view) or grouped according to parameters and variables. The illustrative material can be viewed independently through Gallery or accessed through each entry.

Dataset of Syro-Palestinian chamber tombs from the first millennium BC and AD

The dataset is a systematic inventory of chamber tombs in Syro-Palestine from the first millennium BCE and CE. It contains information on the form, equipment and location of collective burial sites discovered in Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and parts of Turkey. This data was collected from published excavation reports and monographs on over 650 sites. This dataset can serve as a starting point for studying the regional diversity of material culture, burial practices and changes in these over the centuries.  

The Demotic Palaeographical Database Project

The Demotic Palaeographical Database Project aims to create the first comprehensive Demotic palaeography that is not limited to a spatially and temporally restricted corpus, but records different text media in their chronological, topographical and text type specific as well as material-specific diversity, taking into account all relevant information provided by the text media. The complete recording of the text media makes multi-layered analysis and search functions possible, with the help of which a multitude of questions concerning artifacts inscribed in Demotic can be easily and quickly dealt with in a comparative scientific manner. The project will thus enable Demotists and Egyptologists, as well as scholars of other disciplines with an interest in Demotic sources, to effectively date and locate texts, correlate text fragments, identify scribal hands, and holistically analyze the development of the Demotic script and language.

Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire (DARE)

A fully interactive map and a backend database with data on almost 30.000 ancient places, hosted and managed by the Centre for Digital Humanities, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The Digital Classicist Wiki Current List of Projects

These pages are intended to provide concise information on projects applying computing technologies to Classical/Ancient Historical research. Should you know of any relevant project, please feel free to add it to the list and create a page with the title, URL, and a brief description.

Digital Coin Cabinet of the IKMK collections

Using the documentation software of the Münzkabinett Berlin (, are joining this group. The portal includes numismatic holdings of Münzkabinett of the State Museums in Berlin (more than 40,000 objects), the Münzkabinett of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna (plus 15,000 objects), the coin collection of the Herzog- Anton-Ulrich-Museum (plus 2,500 objects), and those of the members of the NUMiD-Verbund (Network of German University Coin Collections) with more than 30,000 objects can be browsed in a shared portal, currently more than 90,000 individual object entries. 

The use of is for free. Data and images may be used and shared for private study and academic research in accordance with the individual Creative Commons License of each partner.

Gardens of the Roman Empire

GRE aims to bring knowledge of Roman garden archaeology out of local archaeological journals and print books into a free open-access resource in a consistent format that provides scholars, students, and professionals global access to evidence of all types for ancient garden culture. is a collaborative project dedicated to defining the intellectual concepts of pottery following the tenets of linked open data and the formulation of an ontology for representing and sharing ceramic data across disparate data systems. While the project is focused primarily on the definition of concepts within Greek black- and

red-figure pottery, is extensible toward the definition of concepts in other fields of pottery studies.


The study of drawing lots in the ancient Greek world relates to the practices of drawing lots, their contexts, and the egalitarian mindset that both enabled and expressed them. Long before lots became a political instrument in the Athenian democracy, Greeks were drawing lots for distribution, selection, determining turns and procedure, initiating social and political mixture, and divination. Greeks participated in lotteries on an equal basis, defining the contours of the community in the process, and emphasizing the values of equality and fairness.

The birth of democracy in ancient Greece cannot be fully understood without researching the wide spectrum of drawing lot with their emphasis on individual, equal or equitable “portions,” and the interchangeability (hence equality) of participants. The centuries between Homer and Cleisthenes (roughly 750-500 BCE) have never been studied comprehensively with the question of drawing lots in mind. Drawing lots expressed a horizontal, egalitarian “vector” of society that was often at odds with the elitist one.

The National Roman Fabric Reference Collection: a Handbook

The British national reference collection for pottery of the Roman period

The Perseids Project

The Perseids Platform is a free and open online environment for producing data-driven editions of ancient documents. The Platform allows users to collaborate on editing and publishing documentary materials from the ancient world.Our aim with the Perseids Project is to support a wide range of publication types for the texts and data, from micro-publications to full-fledged digital editions. To develop our publications, we collaborate with students, scholars at other institutions, and researchers across disciplines.

The Pompeii Artistic Landscape Project (PALP)

The Pompeii Artistic Landscape Project (PALP) is an online resource that supports sitewide discovery, mapping, analysis, and sharing of information about Pompeian artworks in their architectural and urban contexts. The goal of PALP is to dramatically increase the number of researchers and members of the public who can access, analyze, interpret, and share the artworks of the most richly documented urban environment of the Roman world: Pompeii.

Qumran Digital: Text und Lexikon​

The project's goal is to build a philological dictionary covering the entire vocabulary of the Dead Sea texts, allowing to process of the materials etymologically, morphologically, and semantically. The dictionary closes the gap between biblical and rabbinic Hebrew and Aramaic. At the same time, it forms the basis for the so-called declining dictionary. All dictionary articles and the underlying text, including all readings and philological-linguistic interpretations, are published online in Open Access.

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. 

Temples of the Classical World

This project is developing a searchable digital database of temples (loosely defined) constructed in the Classical World (also loosely defined).

The Database provides the ability to download the data or to map those entries with location data.

Warburg Institute Iconographic Database

A rich and ever-growing collection of iconographic data and images from around the world and from different periods.

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