Viewing texts: Word as image and ornament in medieval inscriptions

In this page, you may find links to websites, online databases and blogspots pertinent to the topics of our Research Network and to related disciplines (epigraphy, archaeology, art history, anthropology, ...). Links are presented in alphabetical order. 

A Textual Data Bank of Late Antique and Medieval Inscriptions.

Ancient Near East and the Mediterranean World. Digitised library of relevant copyright free texts (archaeology, history, etc). See particularly their bibliographic section, on non-Western image/word references.

Association Internationale d'Epigraphie  Grecque et Latine.

British Epigraphic Society.

Cefael. Collections de l'Ecole Française d'Athene en ligne.Digital library of the texts published by the EFA since 1877. Predominantly dedicated to the Greek world.

Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, Oxford.Their links-page is particularly interesting.

Chiseled in Stone. Weblog of the Midwestern Epigraphic Society.

Corpus Inscriptionum Crucesignatorum Terrae Sanctae. Digitised version of the collection of Crusaders' inscriptions in the Holy Land compiled by Father Sabino de' Sandoli in 1973.

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions. Collection of published Ancient South Arabian inscriptions. It includes the catalogue of the British Museum inscriptions, and those of some Yemeni museums.

Courtauld Institute of Art.

Cuneiform Digital Library. The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) makes available the form and content of a large number cuneiform tablets dating from the beginning of writing, ca. 3350 BC, until the end of the pre-Christian era.

Current Epigraphy. News and events in Greek and Latin epigraphy.

Digimom. Digital library collecting reports of travels to the eastern Mediterranean from the C18 to C20, and texts related to the Graeco-Roman, Byzantine and Egyptian civilisations.

EDB. Epigraphic Database Bari. Documenti Epigrafici Romani di Committenza Cristiana. Greek and Latin inscriptions from Christian cemeteries in the Rome area.

Epidoc. This page collects projects, tools, and other resources relating to the EpiDoc standards for XML encoding of epigraphic and papyrological texts.

ETANA. Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives.

Ethnologue. Languages of the World.

Hispania Epigraphica. Roman Inscriptions from the Iberian Peninsula.

Inscribing Meaning.  Exhibition catalogue online.

Inscriptifact. An Image database of Inscriptions and Artifacts . Database of high-resolution images of ancient inscriptions from the Near Eastern and Mediterranean Worlds on a variety of media.

Inscriptions and Alphabets of the Proto-Bulgarians. (In Greek and Runic alphabets)

Inscriptions de la Beothie. Inscriptions from Beothia.

Inscriptions from Aphrodisias.

Inscriptions of Israel and Palestine. Internet-accessible database of published inscriptions from Israel/Palestine that date between ca. 500 BCE and 614 CE, roughly corresponding to the Persian, Greek, and Roman periods.

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania. Electronic, enhanced edition of Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania, published in 1952, and long out of print.

JAARS. Museum of the alphabet.

Medieval Nubia. General reference tool on Nubia. It also presents some images of inscribed/painted texts. (within the digitised version of P.L. Shinnie, Medieval Nubia, 1954)

Mysteries at Eleusis. Database of images of ancient inscriptions on stone from Eleusis. Amateur website containing pictures, maps, and texts focused around the ancient Nabataean Kingdom.

Rabanus Maurus. Online image collection of crypted texts by Rabanus Maurus.

Searchable Greek Inscriptions.

Telamon. Online Library of the Ancient Greek inscriptions from Bulgaria (mainly Philippopolis and Augusta Traiana).

Ubi Erat Lupa. Portal gathering different databases: Roman Stone Monuments; Lupa- Regional Information; Hispania Epigraphica; CRFB, Roman Finds from Outside the Roman Empire; Stamped Roman Tiles).

US Epigraphy Project. Collection of Greek and Latin inscriptions preserved in the United States of America.

What's New in Papyrology Blogspot. Recent publications of papyri & ostraca 4th BC-8th AD.

Virtual Ani. Virtual reconstruction of the city of Ani in medieval times.

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