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Classical Archaeology

  • The Beazley Archive - a developing resource for the study of Classical art and architecture, including:
  • Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (Corpus of Ancient Vases, or CVA) - website of the project to publish all the Greek pottery in museums worldwide. We have a good collection of this series in the Library, and the early volumes which are no longer in print can be accessed in digital form through this website.
  • The Amphoras Project - all you ever wanted to know about ancient transport amphoras.
  • Roman Amphorae: a digital resource - reference catalogue of amphora shapes and fabric types, produced by a project at Southampton University.
  • Wildwinds Ancient Coins - a huge database of Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins, superbly illustrated, indexed by period, region and ruler, and cross-referenced with standard reference books.
  • Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum - database of Greek coins in British collections.
  • Archaeology Image Bank - a growing collection of images for educational use, hosted by the Arts and Humanities Data Service.
  • The Prehistoric Archaeology of the Aegean - site tracing the cultural evolution of humanity in the Aegean basin from the Palaeolithic to the great palatial cultures of Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece, created by Jeremy B. Rutter at Dartmouth College.
Archaeological sites: general
Individual sites
  • The Ancient City of Athens - comprehensive collection of photos of the archaeology and topography of ancient Athens.
  • Athenian Agora - superb collection of resources, including an interactive guide to the site, virtual tour, reports on the latest excavations, catalogues of objects, and an extensive selection of images, including plans, drawings, site photographs, colour slides and movies of objects.
  • Knossos, including a virtual reality tour of the Bronze Age palace (requires QuickTime).
  • Olynthos - complete illustrated text of Nicholas Cahill's Household and City Organization at Olynthus (Yale U.P., 2002), which will eventually be complemented by a database of all the finds from the site.
  • Archeoroma - an interactive guide to Rome, which lets you explore the city through clickable maps.
  • Rome: the Imperial Fora - the official website.
  • Ostia - a comprehensive collection of maps, plans, descriptions and bibliography.
  • Pompeian Households - online companion to Penelope Allison's Pompeian Households: An Analysis of the Material Culture (Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, 2004), with a database of artefacts, plans and photographs.
Museums
  • British Museum - one of the best collections of Greek and Roman material in the world; the Explore section of the website allows you to search or browse the collections.
  • Musée du Louvre - the French national collection; lavish website, with numerous virtual tours and themed exhibits; also Atlas, a superb illustrated database (but searchable only in French).
  • Vatican Museums - the papal collection of antiquities includes many of the best-known pieces of Greek and Roman art, but the website is still fairly limited.
  • Capitoline Museums - one of the great Renaissance collections of Roman art, mainly from the city of Rome.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - another outstanding national collection; the website offers various chronological and thematic selections from the collection.
  • Getty Museum - twentieth-century private collection of antiquities, housed in a replica of a Roman villa; the Explore Art section allows you to search the collection.
  • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek - excellent Danish collection of antiquities, mostly sculpture (yes, it is named after the lager!).
Archaeological Schools and Institutes abroad