Ancient Rome: Archaeology & Sites
A Guide to Underwater Archaeology Resources on the Internet
"This Web page began as a project for a class entitled "Internet Resources and Services" taught in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, at the University of Texas - Austin. We chose the term "underwater" in order to include any archaeology done underwater."
A milliarium (Roman Milestone),
Barca da Mó, near Caldas do Gerês, Portugal. This Hadrianic milestone is one of several in place along the Roman military road to Bracara Augusta (modern Braga).
© 1993 Craig R. Bina
A Topography of Ancient Rome
A Topography of Ancient Rome by Samuel Ball Platner (as revised by Thomas Ashby in 1929), is a solid resource now in the public domain. A scholarly encyclopedia with hundreds upon hundreds of articles on the remains of antiquity within the city of Rome, it is an excellent reference work for hills, streets, roads and monuments of all kinds, providing ancient sources and modern bibliographies. I'm putting a small selection of articles from it online. [ 2/28/99: 7 articles ]
"First French site exclusively devoted to aerial archaeology as well as convergent moderns techniques. Currently without equivalent in the world, it presents texts and images with a will of information and initiation for a very large audience. From Neolithic era to Medieval, the outstanding stages of discoveries in Poitou-Charentes are illustrated by photographs of the principal times of archaeological chronology." A site by Jacques Dassié.
Archaeological Excavations 1999
by the Israel Foreign Ministry
"This list of archaeological expeditions which accept volunteers is compiled by the Israel Foreign Ministry as a service to the public. The excavation details contained herein have been contributed by the individual expeditions, who bear responsibility for their contents."
Archaeological Fieldwork Server
"This service is designed to allow those seeking archaeological fieldwork opportunities to browse postings submitted by those who have them to offer."
Archaeological Institute of America
"The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) has been dedicated to the encouragement and support of archaeological research and publication and to the protection of the world's cultural heritage for more than a century. A non-profit cultural and educational organization chartered by the U.S. Congress, it is the oldest and largest archaeological organization in North America, with more than 10,000 members around the world."
Archaeological Resource Guide for Europe
Virtual Library for European Archaeology
Archaeology and Architecture
This page contains all kinds of archaeological information for European archaeology,especially the Mediterrenean. It also provides a lot of interesting links to archaeology and/or architecture related web-sites.
Archaeology Resources for Education.
"People that this list may be useful to include: archaeology on the Net; educators creating an archaeology unit for Individual and Society, Science in Society, and/or History; an Educational Archaeologist looking to use multimedia and computers in her program; students looking for information about archaeology and a possible career in archaeology...the list is potentially endless."
"ArchNet serves as the World Wide Web Virtual Library for Archaeology. This server provides access to archaeological resources available on the Internet. Information is categorized by geographic region and subject."
CAD and the reconstruction of Pompeii
Using CAD for the reconstruction of the forum at Pompeii has allowed the project to study aspects of the forum that were not possible to explore without such technology. The project goal was to construct an accurate 3D model of the forum as it exists today, a model that presents not only walls and columns, but more importantly, describes the different construction phases of the forum based on John Dobbins' observation and analysis.
"Capitolium.org, an official source of live information on the archaeological site of the Imperial Forums. Day by day, on-line visitors can follow the development of the work which is being carried out by top-level scholars of Roman antiquity".
Classics and Mediterranean Archaeology Home Page
"This server collects links to known internet resources of interest to classicists and Mediterranean archaeologists."
"Groups of people who study old, or ancient, ways of human life."
Horace's Villa Project
"This Web site presents Horace's Villa near Licenza, Italy and our new project jointly undertaken there in the period 1997-2000 under the institutional sponsorship of the American Academy in Rome and the Archaeological Superintendency for Lazio of the Italian Ministry of Culture."
"Internet Archaeology is the world's first fully refereed electronic journal for archaeology. We aim to become one of the world's archaeological journals of record and we have set ourselves the task of publishing papers of high academic standing which also try to utilise the potential of electronic publication. We wish to present the results of archaeologicalresearch in a readable manner and yet make it possible for readers to explore the data upon which conclusions are based."
Janiculum Mills Excavations:
Roman water-mills on the Janiculum Hill, Rome.
"At the invitation of the American Academy in Rome, and with the kind permission of the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma, a 5-week excavation season was undertaken in June and July 1998 to investigate the Aqua Traiana and a large Roman water-mill complex in the Academy's parking lot, on the Janiculum Hill in Rom." Courtesy of Dr Andrew Wilson
Julius Caesar Bust
Was Julius Caesar a Friend of the Jews?
The face of the Roman dictator, Julius Caesar. When Julius Caesar served as proconsul of Gaul (ancient France), he conquered countless Celtic and Belgic armies in the hundreds of thousands. He invaded Britain twice before it became a province in 43 A.D. under the Emperor Claudius. Later Pompey persuaded the Senate to force Caesar to retire as proconsul of Gaul when his term was up. Caesar immediately rebelled against them and crossed the Rubicon River in 49 B.C., and started a civil war. Though Pompey had a much larger army he was easily defeated by Julius Caesar on the plains of Pharsalus in northern Greece. Pompey fled to the great port of Alexandria, Egypt but he was murdered as he landed. Julius Caesar arrived a short time later and met Queen Cleopatra, the last of the Ptolemaic rulers in Egypt, whom he became infatuated with. He actually met with great opposition in Alexandria and defeated them with the help of the Jews.
Learning Sites Inc.
"Digitally Reconstructed Ancient Worlds for Interactive Education and Research."
Learning to Read Rome's Ruins
[Rome] [Archaeology Resources]
"The legacy of the Roman Empire's final pagan state religion." by David Fingrut, SEED Alternative School Toronto, 1993. Courtesy of Bill Thayer of LacusCurtius. copyright © William P. Thayer. The Architecture of Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
PIB's Archaeology Page
A meta-index guide to links concerned with archaeological research in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Pompeii Forum Project: Home Page
"The Pompeii Forum Project is a collaborative research venture that is archaeologicaly based, heavily dependent upon advanced technology, and so conceived as to address broad issues in urban history and urban design. Evidence gathered to date challenges commonly held and widely published notions about the evolution of the forum, especially during the final years of the city's life. The goals are to provide the first systematic documentation of the architecture and decoration of the forum, to interpret evidence as it pertains to Pompeii's urban history, and to make wider contributions to both the history of urbanism and contemporary problems of urban design."
Roman Archaeology Field Reports
By Patrick Conway.
ROMARCH List Home Page
"The ROMARCH home page is a crossroads for Web resources on the art and archaeology of Italy and the Roman provinces, from ca. 1000 B.C. to A.D. 600. ROMARCH is an Internet discussion group sponsored by the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology (IPCAA) at the University of Michigan, currently with more than 350 subscribers world-wide."
Romarch: Roman art and archaeology.
The ROMARCH pages are the original crossroads for Web resources on the art and archaeology of Italy and the Roman provinces, ca. 1000 BC - AD 700.
Rulers of Ancient Rome
"The following lists are full tables of rulers (kings, consuls, emperors, etc.) of ancient Rome. It should be noted that the original Roman system of nomenclature is used (the tria nomina) with full names and filiation to the extent of grandchildren." By Joe Shelter.
[Rome] [Political Resources]
Scrolls from the Dead Sea:
The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship
"The exhibition Scrolls From the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship brings before the American people a selection from the scrolls which have been the subject of intense public interest."
Simon James`s ANCIENT CELTS PAGE
"This is an experimental home page, presenting "some stuff" about the peoples referred to as Ancient Celts written from the view point of an archaeologist.
Spanish Excavations at Mount Testaccio (Rome)
"Mount Testaccio is an artificial hill located within the Aurelian wall of Rome.It is at the south of the modern part of the city and behind the old river port. It has a perimeter of almost one kilometer and a maximum altitude over the sea-level of 45 meters. This hill is exclusively made of the remains of millions of amphorae that arrived in Rome during the first three centuries of our era".
Texas A&M University Nautical Archaeology Program
- Faculty; Fredrick Hocker [Biblical Archaeology]
The Archaeology of Early Latium
Brief descriptions of the pre-Roman settlements at Ficana, Lavinium, and Osteria dell` Osa. [Vergil`s Aeneid: Commentary]
The Dung File.
"The Dung File consists of a list of references dealing with pollen, parasites, and plant remains in coprolites and latrine fills from archaeological and paleoenvironmental sites. The focus is on studies in North America. Compiled and copyrighted by Alwynne B. Beaudoin.
The Pilate Inscription
The Pilate Inscription [text & interpretation] Language: Latin; Medium: limestone; Size: 82 centimeters high 65 centimeters wide; Length: 4 lines of writing; Genre: Building Dedication Dedicator: Pontius Pilate (praefect of Judea) Approximate Date: 26-37 CE; Place of Discovery: Caesarea, Israel; Date of Discovery: 1961; Current Location: Israel Museum(Jerusalem)
The Pilate Inscription
A limestone block was discovered among the ruins of a theatre
at the site of ancient Caesarea in Israel. It contained 4 lines
of writing in Latin which revealed a dedicatory inscription
from Pontius Pilate of Judea to Tiberias Caesar in Rome. It is
now in the Israel Museum (Jerusalem).
The Second Campaign of Excavations:
Chianciano Terme, Tuscany, Italy.
by Professor David Soren, University of Arizona, Photography by Noelle Soren.
With the help of the community of Chianciano Terme, a team from the University of Arizona has initiated excavation of an archaeological zone in the locality of central Chianciano known as Mezzomiglio. The zone was partially excavated in 1993 by Giulio Paolucci, the well known archaeologist and author of Etruscan studies from Chianciano Terme.
The University of Arizona excavations at Lugnano,
in Teverina, Italy
by Professor David Soren, University of Arizona, Photography by Noelle Soren.
Voice of the Shuttle: Archaeology Page
The "Voice of the Shuttle: Web Page for Humanities Research" woven by Alan Liu. A meta-index guide to archaeological resources on the web focusing on general resources, archaeological sites, projects and Musueums, historical preservation, journals, departments and programs, course syllabi and teaching resources, listservers and newsgroups, and conferences and call for papers.
Provides viewers with a virtual tour of the Acropolis in Athens.
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