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[http://ancientgraffiti.wlu.edu/ The project website] defines graffiti as "handwritten inscriptions that have been incised or scratched into wall-plaster".
 
[http://ancientgraffiti.wlu.edu/ The project website] defines graffiti as "handwritten inscriptions that have been incised or scratched into wall-plaster".
  
The project digitizes ancient graffiti from the ancient cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii. It aims to provide scholars with a flexible digital tool to search the inscriptions in their spatial context. Thus, the project spans between epigraphy and archaeology.
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The project digitizes ancient graffiti from the cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii. It aims to provide scholars with a flexible digital tool to search the inscriptions in their spatial context. Thus, the project spans epigraphy and archaeology.
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Both textual and figural graffiti (hand-sketched drawings) are available.  
  
 
More than 500 ancient graffiti are now searchable. These include more than 300 from Herculaneum and nearly 200 from Pompeii (from the Lupanar, Insula I.8, and other locations).
 
More than 500 ancient graffiti are now searchable. These include more than 300 from Herculaneum and nearly 200 from Pompeii (from the Lupanar, Insula I.8, and other locations).

Revision as of 16:42, 4 October 2016

Availablity

Directors

  • Rebecca Benefiel
  • Sara Sprenkle
  • Holly Sypniewski, Assistant Director

Description

Aims and scope

The project website defines graffiti as "handwritten inscriptions that have been incised or scratched into wall-plaster".

The project digitizes ancient graffiti from the cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii. It aims to provide scholars with a flexible digital tool to search the inscriptions in their spatial context. Thus, the project spans epigraphy and archaeology.

Both textual and figural graffiti (hand-sketched drawings) are available.

More than 500 ancient graffiti are now searchable. These include more than 300 from Herculaneum and nearly 200 from Pompeii (from the Lupanar, Insula I.8, and other locations).

Search platform

The project website provides a sophisticated search engine that allows for searches based on the location of the graffiti ("Search by Map"), as well as on its properties, drawing type and content.

Interoperability

The epigraphical database and the search platform are interoperable with the EAGLE epigraphic database, the EDR (Epigraphic Database Roma) and the EAGLE Europeana Network.

External resources