Pleiades: A Community-built gazetteer and graph of ancient places

The Pleiades gazetteer is a joint project of ISAW and the Ancient World Mapping Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It currently provides information about more than 34,000 ancient places relevant to the history of Europe, North Africa and Western and Central Asia.

The map on this page automatically cycles through a random subset of Pleiades places. You can view Pleiades content by clicking on one of the placenames that appears in the callout box on the map. Or you might care to start exploring by visiting one of the following places:

Pleiades publishes the on-going, collaborative work of scholars, students, and enthusiasts around the world. You can read more about the scholarly functions of the project via "Pleiades and Pelagios: Organizing Ancient Geography on the Web."

Pleiades has been funded, in part, by grants from:

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Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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