Thursday, January 18, 2018

Attic Inscriptions Online Update

Attic Inscriptions Online Update
AIO 
3 January 2018: In this release we publish translations of the 24 Attic inscriptions in the Collection of Greek Ritual Norms which were not previously included in AIO: fragmentary sacrificial calendars from the City Eleusinion CGRN 7, and from the Acropolis CGRN 20 and CGRN 21 (with new readings), sacrificial calendars from Teithras CGRN 55, and Eleusis CGRN 94, Athenian decrees relating to sacrifices at Eleusis CGRN 8, to the festival of Hephaistos (?) CGRN 43, to Asklepios in Piraeus CGRN 46, decrees of the demes Paiania CGRN 25, Phrearrhioi CGRN 103, Piraeus CGRN 78 (Thesmophorion), and Cholargos CGRN 79 (Thesmophoria), decree of orgeones of Echelos and the heroines CGRN 102, sacrificial regulation relating to priestly portions and tariffs CGRN 61, small sacrificial regulations from Piraeus relating to Asklepios and associated deities CGRN 54, to the Moirai 53, to Artemis 77, from Athens CGRN 72, 95, 133, 134, 135, from Halimous CGRN 73, late hell. regulation for Asklepios and Hygieia CGRN 215. We also update IG II3 1, 447 (Little Panathenaia) = CGRN 92 and introduce a facility to Browse by Findspot and Original location.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Nomisma News: Nearly 2,000 Roman Imperial coins from the University of Graz integrated into Nomisma

Nearly 2,000 Roman Imperial coins from the University of Graz integrated into Nomisma
After several weeks of working with Elisabeth Steiner at the University of Graz, a large portion of the collection of Roman coins at the Institute of Ancient History and Classical Antiquities has been integrated into the Nomisma.org SPARQL endpoint and is available in OCRE and CRRO. About 300 Republican coins were initially ingested in October, but the coverage has extended by nearly 2,000 coins from the Imperial period. The collection includes images published according to the IIIF specification, which is rapidly becoming the standard API by which new partners make their images available online. Unlike most Nomisma contributors, where intermediary harvesting scripts transform source XML or CSV into Nomisma-compliant RDF, the University of Graz export is a direct serialization of TEI from their Fedora repository into RDF.

An antoninianus of Gordian III at the University of Graz

What's especially notable about this collection is that it was a successful demonstration of the new Numishare and Nomisma.org OpenRefine reconciliation APIs for normalizing RIC references to OCRE URIs. The first step was to normalize mints, emperors, and denominations to Nomisma preferred labels, which were then used as additional property search parameters for normalizing the RIC numbers themselves to the relevant OCRE URI.

You can read more at:
These new reconciliation APIs are the topic of my CAA presentation and paper in two months in the tools session.

Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies - De Gruyter Open - Published in 2017

Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies - De Gruyter Open - Published in 2017
Sarri, Antonia

Material Aspects of Letter Writing in the Graeco-Roman World (2017)

ISBN: 978-3-11-042695-3
Product Type: Books
Format: eBook (PDF)
Also available as Hardcover, eBook (EPUB)
Lohmann, Polly

Graffiti als Interaktionsform (2017)

ISBN: 978-3-11-057428-9
Product Type: Books
Format: eBook (PDF)
Also available as Hardcover, eBook (EPUB)

Coming of Age in Byzantium (2017)

Ed. by Ariantzi, Despoina
ISBN: 978-3-11-057649-8
Product Type: Books
Format: eBook (PDF)
Also available as Hardcover, eBook (EPUB)
Reggiani, Nicola

Digital Papyrology I (2017)

ISBN: 978-3-11-054747-4
Product Type: Books
Format: eBook (PDF)
Also available as eBook (EPUB), Hardcover

Writing Matters (2017)

Ed. by Berti, Irene / Bolle, Katharina / Opdenhoff, Fanny / Stroth, Fabian
ISBN: 978-3-11-053459-7
Product Type: Books
Format: eBook (PDF)
Also available as eBook (EPUB), Hardcover
Fortunatianus Aquileiensis

Commentary on the Gospels (2017)

ISBN: 978-3-11-051637-1
Product Type: Books
Format: eBook (PDF)
Also available as Hardcover
Conte, Gian Biagio

Stealing the Club from Hercules (2017)

ISBN: 978-3-11-047583-8
Product Type: Books
Format: eBook (PDF)
Also available as eBook (EPUB), Hardcover

Understanding Material Text Cultures (2016)

Ed. by Hilgert, Markus
ISBN: 978-3-11-041784-5
Product Type: Books
Format: eBook (PDF)
Also available as eBook (EPUB), Hardcover
Scappaticcio, Maria Chiara

"Fabellae" (to be published December 2018)

ISBN: 978-3-11-056850-9
Product Type: Books
Format: eBook (PDF)
Also available as Hardcover

Newly Open Access Monogaph Series: Дисертации / Dissertations

Дисертации / Dissertations
ISSN (online): 2603-3100
ISSN (print): 2603-3097
Поредицата "Дисертации" представя защитени докторати по археология.
Тази поредица е с отворен достъп в рамките на Creative Commons Attribution License, който позволява неограничено използване, разпространение и възпроизвеждане по всякакъв начин, стига оригиналната публикация да е цитирана адекватно.
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"Dissertations" series presents defended PhD or DSc theses in archaeology.
This is an open access series distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
 Коланът южно от Долен Дунав – края на ІІІ – началото на VІІ в. The belt south of lower danube – the end of the 3rd c. – the beginning of the 7th c. ISBN 978-954-9472-54-7
Vol 10 (2017)
Предмет на дисертацията са металните части на колана – токи, апликации и
накрайници от територията на днешна България за периода края на ІІІ –
началото на VІІ век. Изградена е класификация и типология за всеки вид
коланни принадлежности. В изследването са включени 2044 каталожни
единици. Разгледани са хронологичното разпространение и хронологичните
маркери. В проследяването на териториалното разпространение на коланните
принадлежности са включени само находките със сигурен контекст. След
направените анализи за датировката на групите и типовете на коланните
принадлежности са очертани три хронологични коланни групи.

Предложени са графични реконструкции на коланни гарнитури.
Приложенията включват: каталог, 166 табла с илюстрации, 7 карти, 4
диагриами, 8 таблици и списък на обектите с коланни принадлежности.

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The subject of this dissertation is metal belt elements – buckles, appliqués and strap-ends from the territory of today’s Bulgaria for the period of the end of the III - beginning of the 7th century. A classification and typology created for each type of belt sets are created. The study contains 2044 catalogue entries. The study includes chronology of belt sets and chronological markers. Only the finds with certain archaeological contexts have been considered when tracing the territorial distribution of belt fittings.
Following the analyses conducted, three chronological belt groups have been identified for the date of the groups and types of belt sets. Graphical reconstructions of belt sets are proposed.
The study includes: catalogue, 166 tables whit illustrations, 7 distribution maps, 4 diagrams, 8 tables and list of objects.

New Open Access Journal: Спасителни археологически проучвания по инфраструктурни проекти / Archaeological rescue excavations for infrastructure projects

Спасителни археологически проучвания по инфраструктурни проекти / Archaeological rescue excavations for infrastructure projects
ISSN (online): 2535-0862
ISSN (print): 2535-129X
sarnevo vol. 1 cover
Поредицата „Спасителни археологически проучвания по инфраструктурни проекти“ се издава от Националния археологически институт с музей при Българската академия на науките и е посветена на резултатите от мащабни археологически разкопки, провеждани във връзка с национално и международно значими инвестиционни намерения.
Тази поредица е с отворен достъп в рамките на Creative Commons Attribution License, който позволява неограничено използване, разпространение и възпроизвеждане по всякакъв начин, стига оригиналната публикация да е цитирана адекватно.
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The Archaeological Rescue Excavations for Infrastructure Projects Series has been published by the National Institute of Archaeology and Museum of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and is dedicated to the results of large-scale excavations within the framework of development-based projects of national and international standing.
This is an open access series distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
 Vol 1 (2017)
Сърнево. Вкопани структури от късния неолит, ранната и късната желязна епоха и римския период. Том 1. Къснонеолитното ямно поле
Колективната монография е първи том от публикацията на резултатите от проведените през 2008 – 2010 г. спасителни разкопки на археологически обект при Сърнево, Радневско, и представя теренното проучване на къснонеолитното ямно поле (края на VI хил. пр. Хр.) и произхождащите от него комплекси от находки.

Sarnevo. Pits from the Late Neolithic, the Early and Late Iron Age, and the Roman Period. Volume 1. The Late Neolithic pit field

This monograph is the first volume of the publication of the 2008–2010 rescue excavations at the archaeological site of Sarnevo, Radnevo Municipality, and includes the excavation results of the Late Neolithic pit field (late 6th millennium BC), and the analyses of the artifact assemblages.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Open Access Monograph Series: Polymnia: Numismatica antica e medievale. Studi

Polymnia: Numismatica antica e medievale. Studi

Valley of the Queens Assessment Report: Volumes 1 and 2

Valley of the Queens Assessment Report: Volumes 1 and 2
Edited by Martha Demas and Neville Agnew
2012–2016


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Volume 1
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The Valley of the Queens Project was a collaboration of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and the Getty Conservation Institute from 2006 to 2011. The project involved comprehensive research, planning and assessment, followed by concept proposals and culminating in the development of detailed plans for flood mitigation, tomb stabilization, wall paintings and site elements, and site and visitor management and infrastructure. Volume 1 records the research and assessment undertaken for these aspects. Volume 2 of the report is the condition summary of the 111 tombs from the 18th,19th, and 20th Dynasties in the Valley of the Queens.
Volume 1: Conservation and Management Planning
Volume 1 consists of six parts. Parts I and II comprise introductory information, an overview of the significance, components and historical context of QV from the 18th Dynasty through the Coptic period, with selected historical and iconographical profiles of tombs, and comprehensive bibliographies and a table of the use, research and interventions at the site.
Part III is an assessment of the management context, which includes the main issues that affect operations at the site as well as elements of an operational plan and considerations of financial sustainability. Part IV focuses on visitor management, including visitor statistics, surveys and observations, the history of visitation, and the potential for additional site elements to be opened for public visitation.
In Part V, sitewide threats and considerations are addressed, including flooding and its assessment through computer modeling and bat colonies that inhabit many of the tombs. Part VI is an historical overview and condition assessment of the fourteen site elements (non-tomb features) in the Queens Valley and its subsidiary valleys.
Volume 2: Assessment of 18th, 19th, and 20th Dynasty Tombs
Part VII, the 18th Dynasty tombs, includes a summary of tomb architectural development, the geological and hydrological context, and a brief condition assessment of each of the seventy-seven 18th Dynasty tombs.
Part VIII describes the 19th to 20th Dynasty tombs. It includes a summary of tomb architectural development, geological and hydrological context, and wall painting techniques. For the thirty-four 19th and 20th Dynasty tombs, an inventory form summarizes basic general information (naming systems, attribution, reign; typology; objects recovered; table of use and interventions; and documentation and references). This is followed by detailed assessment of the condition of the paintings and structural stability, and summary recommendations that emerged from the assessments.
How to Cite this Work:
Demas, Martha, and Neville Agnew, eds. 2012. Valley of the Queens Assessment Report: A Collaborative Project of the Getty Conservation Institute and the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt. Vol. 1, Conservation and Management Planning. Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute. http://hdl.handle.net/10020/gci_pubs/valley_queens

Demas, Martha, and Neville Agnew, eds. 2016. Valley of the Queens Assessment Report: A Collaborative Project of the Getty Conservation Institute and the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt. Vol. 2, Assessment of 18th, 19th, and 20th Dynasty Tombs. Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute. http://hdl.handle.net/10020/gci_pubs/valley_queens