Online Resources

The following materials constitute the online components of the exhibition.

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Create and Use Geographic Data with Pleiades

Pleiades enables users around the globe—under the supervision of an expert editorial board—to use, create, share, and improve geographic information about the ancient world. Whether you are new to ancient geography or an expert, Pleiades offers you a wealth of information and easy ways to collaborate in geographic "citizen scholarship."

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Discover Artifacts and Information Geographically through Pelagios

Pelagios describes itself as a "collective of projects" that aims to usher in a new era of interconnected and collaborative historical geography online. Take a favorite place as your starting point and see what you can find.

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Draw Custom Historical Maps with Antiquity À-la-carte

Create and share your own custom maps of ancient geography using data from Pleiades and from the Ancient World Mapping Center at the University of North Carolina.

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Explore Peutinger's Roman Map

Unfortunately, we can't take you to the Austrian National Library in Vienna to see the only surviving copy of a Roman world map. But we can give you access to an interactive digital facsimile of the map, along with other tools used by scholars to unlock its secrets.

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Travel the Roman Empire with Stanford Orbis

Stanford Orbis simulates movement along the principal routes of the Roman road network, the main navigable rivers, and hundreds of sea routes in the Mediterranean, Black Sea and coastal Atlantic. Figure out how long it would have taken to travel one place to another.