Research and Reference

  • Pleiades


    A joint project of ISAW and the Ancient World Mapping Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Pleiades is a community-built gazetteer and graph of ancient places. It publishes authoritative information about over 36,000 ancient places and spaces (and growing).
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    Led by the Duke University Collaboratory for Classics Computing (DC3) in collaboration with ISAW and other projects and institutions around the world, brings together images, texts, translations and descriptions of ancient documents preserved on papyrus paper, pottery sherds, and similar materials.
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  • Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

    Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

    A joint project of the American Numismatic Society and ISAW, OCRE is a digital corpus of the coinage of the Roman Empire. At present, you can browse or search to find all coin types from Augustus to Hadrian (27 BC – AD 138), and links to examples present in the ANS collection.
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  • Digital Central Asian Archaeology (DCAA) Collection

    Digital Central Asian Archaeology (DCAA) Collection

    DCAA is a digital archive and library of Soviet-era and later archaeological reports, surveys, and scholarship on Central Asia that currently contains contains 977 downloadable publications.
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  • Corpus of the Inscriptions of Campā

    Corpus of the Inscriptions of Campā

    The Corpus of the Inscriptions of Campā is a publication of the École française d'Extrême-Orient, realized in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. This project aims recover, preserve, study and make accessible the corpus of inscriptions of ancient Campā (in present Việt Nam), written either in Sanskrit or in Old Cam.
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  • Journal of Inner Asian Art and Archaeology

    Journal of Inner Asian Art and Archaeology

    The Journal is devoted to the ancient and medieval cultures of the vast area traversed by the “silk roads.” Stretching from the Iranian world into China and from the Russian steppes to northwestern India, the territory today includes Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and regions within the People’s Republic of China.
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  • Ancient World Digital Library (AWDL)

    Ancient World Digital Library (AWDL)

    AWDL is an initiative of the ISAW Library in collaboration with NYU's Digital Library Technology Services (DLTS) and other partners. AWDL identifies, collects, curates, and provides access to a broad range of scholarly materials relevant to the study of the ancient world.
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  • Ancient World Image Bank (AWIB)

    Ancient World Image Bank (AWIB)

    An early experiment in the archiving and disseminating free digital images of sites and objects from the ancient world, AWIB currently distributes over 3,000 open-licensed images via the Flickr photo-sharing website.
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  • The AWOL Index

    The AWOL Index

    This publication systematically describes ancient-world information resources on the world-wide web. Its content has been programmatically extracted from the content of AWOL - The Ancient World Online, a blog authored since 2009 by Charles E. Jones, Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities at the Pattee Library, Penn State University.
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