Thursday, April 27, 2017

Enkomi Digitisation Project

[First posted in AWOL 28 June 2011. Updated 27 April 2017]

Enkomi Digitisation Project: The Digitisation of the Artefacts of the Enkomi tombs
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The Digitisation of the Artefacts of the Enkomi tombs (British Excavations) in the Cyprus Museum
Dr. Despo Pilides, Curator of Αntiquities, Department of Antiquities, Cyprus

The Project
The idea for the proposal of this assignment was triggered by the corresponding project undertaken by the Greek and Roman Department of the British Museum, which consisted partly of the digitization of the material excavated by the British at Enkomi as part of the Turner Bequest excavations from 1894 to 1896. The Cyprus Museum objects from these excavations and the digitization of this material will provide a link and ultimately unite the two databases, thus reconstituting, to the extent possible, the contents of the tombs.
The proposal was submitted and approved by the Promotion Foundation for Research in 2008. Its duration of 24 months (from January 2009 to December 2010) involved archival research concerning the excavations of one hundred tombs of the Late Bronze Age, of considerable wealth, excavated in 1896 and published in 1900. Two thirds of the objects were transferred to the British Museum as per the terms of the Antiquities Law at the time which allowed the excavator, the owner of the land and the Government a share of one third each of the total number of objects found.  The excavators usually bought the land and were, therefore, granted two thirds of the finds. The Cyprus Museum share was kept in the old premises at Victoria Street. It was then transferred to the new Cyprus Museum, around 1909 and was given new accessory numbers.

The programme is a collaborative effort between the Department of Antiquities, the Open University of Cyprus and the British Museum. Its implementation will ensure the preservation of the collection, it will provide accessibility to objects belonging to the so-called “old collection” in the Cyprus Museum store rooms and consequently facilitate research. Furthermore, it will promote the use and application of statistical and analytical techniques for archaeological data and will give the opportunity to educational institutions to use it as a teaching aid.


Having in mind that Enkomi is located in the occupied part of Cyprus and that the material of the excavations from the site, initiated at the end of the 19th century, is dispersed in different museums of the world, the digitisation of its material is of primary importance. The project may act as a precedent in bringing together dispersed material from the same sites, located in different museums and obstructing a holistic view of those sites. It constitutes the first organised attempt to create a database of antiquities kept in the Cyprus Museum, and the first attempt to transmit data and information through the internet, and via a collaboration between major institutions.

ITIA data base of ancient Greek hydraulic works

[First posted in AWOL 26 July 2013, updated 27 April 2017]

ITIA
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Itia is a research team working on the fields of hydrology, hydrosystems management, hydroinformatics and hydroclimatic stochastics. It consists of 18 members; the team leader is Demetris Koutsoyiannis. The name "Itia" is not an acronym; it is Greek for willow tree. Itia is an open team and has collaborated with colleagues worldwide.
Resources available at Itia include: A data base of ancient hydraulic works 
128 works
Hydrosystem Work Use Construction era Extras

Aegina Aegina cistern Urban Water Supply Hellenistic Record has external links Record has map entry

Aitolia Alysia dam Flood Prevention Classical Record has photos Record has external links

Oiniades drainage Land Drainage Hellenistic Record has external links

Stratos drainage Land Drainage Hellenistic

Amorgos Amorgos Lavatory Urban Sewage Hellenistic Record has external links Record has map entry

Amphipolis Amphipolis aqueduct Urban Water Supply Classical Record has external links Record has map entry

Amphipolis sewage Urban Drainage Classical Record has external links

Athens Athens agora Urban Drainage Classical Record has external links Record has map entry

Athens Archaic cisterns Urban Water Supply Archaic Record has external links

Athens Ceramikos Urban Drainage Classical Record has external links Record has map entry

Athens Clepsydra Urban Water Supply Classical Record has external links Record has map entry

Athens Enneakrounos Urban Water Supply Archaic Record has external links

Athens fountain Urban Water Supply Mycanean Record has external links Record has map entry

Athens Lavatory Sanitary Facilities Hellenistic Record has external links

Athens Peisistratean aqueduct Urban Water Supply Archaic Record has external links

Athens Roman cisterns Urban Water Supply Roman Record has external links

Hadrianean aqueduct Urban Water Supply Roman Record has external links

Heridanos stream control Flood Prevention Classical Record has external links Record has map entry

Beotia Boedria Dam Flood Prevention Mycanean Record has external links Record has map entry

Kopais drainage Land Drainage Mycanean Record has external links Record has map entry

Thisbe I Dam Flood Prevention Mycanean

Thisbe II Dam Flood Prevention Mycanean

Cassope Cassope lavatory Sanitary Facilities Hellenistic Record has map entry

Cassope sewers Urban Drainage Classical Record has external links

Corinth Corinth aqueduct Urban Water Supply Roman Record has external links Record has map entry

Glayki fountain Urban Water Supply Classical Record has external links

Perene fountain Urban Water Supply Classical Record has external links Record has map entry

Crete Island Aptera cistern Urban Water Supply Roman Record has external links Record has map entry

Archanes cistern Urban Water Supply Minoan-Cycladic Record has external links Record has map entry

Chamaizi cistern Urban Water Supply Minoan-Cycladic Record has external links Record has map entry

Dreros cistern Urban Water Supply Archaic Record has external links Record has map entry

Hersonisos cistern Urban Water Supply Roman Record has map entry

Lappa aqueduct Urban Water Supply Roman Record has map entry

Lato cistern Urban Water Supply Hellenistic Record has external links Record has map entry

Liktos aqueduct Urban Water Supply Roman Record has external links Record has map entry

Palecastro well Urban Water Supply Minoan-Cycladic Record has map entry

Pyrgos cisterns Urban Water Supply Minoan-Cycladic Record has external links

Cyprus Island Kato Paphos Bathtub Sanitary Facilities Archaic Record has map entry

Kourion cistern Urban Water Supply Roman Record has external links Record has map entry

Nympaeum of Amathus Urban Water Supply Archaic Record has external links Record has map entry

Salamis aqueduct Urban Water Supply Roman Record has external links Record has map entry

Delos Delos cisterns Urban Water Supply Mycanean Record has photos Record has map entry

Delos lavatory Urban Drainage Hellenistic Record has external links Record has map entry

Delos sewer Urban Sewage Hellenistic Record has photos

Delos wells Urban Water Supply Mycanean Record has photos

Inopos cistern Urban Water Supply Mycanean Record has photos Record has external links Record has map entry

Minoa fountain Urban Water Supply Archaic Record has photos Record has external links Record has attachments

Theatre cistern Land Drainage Hellenistic Record has photos Record has attachments Record has map entry

Delphi Kastalia fountain Urban Water Supply Archaic Record has external links Record has map entry

Dion Dion bathtubs Sanitary Facilities Hellenistic Record has map entry

Dion sewer Urban Drainage Classical Record has external links

Epirus Orraon cistern Urban Water Supply Classical Record has external links

Euboea Eretria sewer Urban Drainage Classical Record has map entry

Phechae drainage Land Drainage Hellenistic

Hagia Triada Hagia Triadha sewage Urban Drainage Minoan-Cycladic Record has external links

Hagia Triadha tank Urban Water Supply Minoan-Cycladic Record has external links

Ithaca Ithaca fountain Urban Water Supply Mycanean Record has map entry

Knossos Knossos aqueduct Urban Water Supply Minoan-Cycladic Record has external links Record has map entry
Knossos cistern Urban Water Supply Minoan-Cycladic Record has external links Record has map entry
Knossos lavatory Sanitary Facilities Minoan-Cycladic Record has external links
Knossos sewage Urban Drainage Minoan-Cycladic Record has external links
Knossos WDS Urban Water Supply Minoan-Cycladic Record has external links
Knossos wells Urban Water Supply Minoan-Cycladic Record has external links

Kos Kos lavatory Sanitary Facilities Hellenistic Record has map entry
Vourina fountain Urban Water Supply Mycanean

Lesvos Methymna aqueduct Urban Water Supply Hellenistic Record has map entry
Moria aqueduct Urban Water Supply Roman Record has photos Record has external links Record has attachments Record has map entry

Malia Malia aqueduct Urban Water Supply Minoan-Cycladic Record has external links Record has map entry
Malia cistern Urban Water Supply Minoan-Cycladic Record has external links Record has map entry
Malia lavatory Sanitary Facilities Minoan-Cycladic

Megara Megara aqueduct Urban Water Supply Classical Record has external links Record has map entry
Theagenes fountain Urban Water Supply Classical Record has external links

Naxos Island Naxos aqueduct Urban Water Supply Archaic Record has external links Record has map entry
Naxos fountain Urban Water Supply Roman Record has external links
Naxos Tunnel Urban Water Supply Archaic Record has external links

Olympia Kladeos bathtubs Sanitary Facilities Hellenistic Record has external links
Kronion bathtubs Sanitary Facilities Hellenistic Record has external links Record has map entry
Nymphaio aqueduct Urban Water Supply Roman Record has external links Record has map entry
Olympia drainage Land Drainage Mycanean
Olympia stream control Flood Prevention Classical Record has external links

Olynthus Olynthus aqueduct Urban Water Supply Roman Record has external links Record has map entry
Olynthus lavatory Sanitary Facilities Classical

Peloponnese Epidaurus lavatory Urban Drainage Hellenistic Record has map entry

Mantinea dam Flood Prevention Mycanean Record has map entry

Messene sewer Urban Drainage Hellenistic Record has map entry

Orchomenos dam Flood Prevention Mycanean Record has map entry

Palaiopoli aqueduct Urban Water Supply Roman Record has map entry

Patras aqueduct Urban Water Supply Roman Record has external links Record has map entry

Pheneos dam Flood Prevention Mycanean

Pylos bathtub Sanitary Facilities Mycanean Record has external links

Stympalos dam Flood Prevention Mycanean

Taka dam Flood Prevention Mycanean

Pergamon Demophon - Attalos aqueduct Urban Water Supply Hellenistic Record has external links

Madradag aqueduct Urban Water Supply Hellenistic Record has external links

Pergamon aqueduct Urban Water Supply Hellenistic Record has external links Record has map entry

Pergamon cistern Urban Water Supply Hellenistic Record has external links

Phaistos Phaistos cistern Urban Water Supply Minoan-Cycladic Record has external links Record has map entry

Phaistos lavatory Sanitary Facilities Minoan-Cycladic

Phaistos sewage Urban Drainage Minoan-Cycladic Record has external links

Phaistos tank Urban Water Supply Minoan-Cycladic

Pleurona Pleurona cistern Urban Water Supply Hellenistic

Pleurona Great cistern Urban Water Supply Hellenistic Record has map entry

Rhode Ialyssos fountain Urban Water Supply Classical Record has external links Record has map entry

Samos Eypalinean aqueduct Urban Water Supply Archaic Record has photos Record has external links Record has map entry

Thera Thera buthtubs Sanitary Facilities Classical Record has external links

Thera cisterns Urban Water Supply Hellenistic Record has external links Record has map entry

Thera lavatory Sanitary Facilities Hellenistic Record has external links

Thera sewer Urban Sewage Minoan-Cycladic

Thessalia Demetriada aqueduct Urban Water Supply Roman Record has external links Record has map entry

Thessaloniki Retziki well Urban Water Supply Hellenistic

Thrace Plotinopoli well Urban Water Supply Roman

Strymi aqueduct Urban Water Supply Roman

Tinos Island Tinos fountain Urban Water Supply Classical

Tiryns Tiryns dam Flood Prevention Mycanean Record has external links Record has map entry

Tiryns drainage Urban Sewage Mycanean

Tiryns fountain Urban Water Supply Mycanean

Tylissos Tylissos aqueduct Urban Water Supply Minoan-Cycladic Record has external links Record has map entry

Tylissos cisterns Urban Water Supply Minoan-Cycladic Record has external links Record has map entry

Tylissos lavatory Sanitary Facilities Minoan-Cycladic Record has map entry

Tylissos tank Urban Water Supply Minoan-Cycladic

Zakros Zakros cistern Urban Water Supply Minoan-Cycladic Record has external links Record has map entry

Zakros fountain Urban Water Supply Minoan-Cycladic Record has external links

Zakros sewage Urban Sewage Minoan-Cycladic Record has external links

Zakros well Urban Water Supply Minoan-Cycladic

Ephesus Aqueduct Urban Water Supply Hellenistic

Mycenae Urban Water Supply Mycanean Record has external links

Nikopolis aqueduct Urban Water Supply Roman Record has external links

Philippoi lavatory Sanitary Facilities Hellenistic Record has external links

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