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Greco-Roman World

The Ancient City of Athens

Indiana U's Kevin Glowacki & Nancy Klein lead a virtual tour of the archaeological remains of the heart of the classic Hellenic world, following the footsteps of Pausanias. High quality color photos downloadable free for academic projects.

 

The Elgin Marbles

D. Pinnegar conducts an illustrated tour of Hammerwood Park's replicas of the Parthenon's frieze with occasional commentary by Plato.

 

Images of Orality & Literacy in Greek Iconography

Classical images of people speaking, reading & writing compiled by Andrew Wiesner (U of PA).

 

Jewish Symbols in the Greco-Roman Period

Image of the Esther panel from the murals of the synagogue at Dura Europos is part of Yale Libraries' cyber-exhibit on Judaic artifacts.

 

Odysseus

The Hellenic Cultural Ministry's "Ulysses" tours a virtual map of museums & archeological sites from Athens to Crete to Olympia (original site of the games) to Thessalonika (gateway to Macedonia & Thrace).

 

Oxyrhynchus: A City & its Texts

Cyber-exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of Grenfell & Hunt's discovery of the largest collection of Greco-Roman mss. in Egypt provides images of papyri fragments, including sayings of Jesus (from the Gospel of Thomas), gospel of Matthew, Jude, the apocryphal letter of Apgar to Jesus, the labors of Heracles, magical spells, questions for an oracle, a certificate of sacrifice from Decius' persecution & an order to arrest a Christian.

Pompeii Forum Project

John J. Dobbins' cyber-tour the imperial cult shrines at center of the 1st c. city fossilized by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius including the sanctuary of the genius of Augustus.

 

Romarch

Hub for web resources on the art & archaeology of Italy and the Roman provinces from 1000 BCE to 700 CE features a list-serve discussion group, a hierarchical map/index (with websites rated for style, content, & audience) & a page of recent discoveries. [Note: Peder Foss' original website has been off-line since Jan 2005. This mirror site at U of Sydney, Australia has not been recently updated].

 

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Alaa K. Ashmawy presents elegantly illustrated scholarship on the classic list (including shrines of Zeus at Olympia & Artemis at Ephesus) & other wonders.

 

Virtual Mithraeum

Newcastle-on-Tyne's Museum of Antiquities offers a multi-media virtual tour of 3rd c. CE temple of Mithras in Hadrian's wall on the English-Scottish border.

 

Early Christianity

The Holy Sepulchre

Christus Rex & the Franciscans of Malta offer an illustrated historical tour of the Jerusalem church that Constantine constructed over the traditional sites of Jesus' crucifixion, burial & resurrection, modern excavations of the garden of Golgotha, restoration of the dome & on-line liturgies.

 

The James Ossuary

2003 article by Paul Maier summarizing issues in debate over controversial 1st c. Jewish bone-box with Aramaic inscription referring to James the brother of Jesus [Issues, Etc.].

 

Is this ossuary proof of Jesus, or is it spurious?

Peter Kirby's collation of the early scholarly debate over the authenticity of the inscription on the James ossuary, illustrated with high resolution images [Early Christian Writings].

The Lost Tomb of Jesus

Virtual tour for Simcha Jacobovici's docudrama on a Jerusalem tomb that contained ossuaries with Aramaic inscriptions bearing the name of Jesus (Yeshua bar Yosef) & others associated with him [Discovery Channel].

 

Lost Tomb of Jesus called a Stunt
Leaning on Theory, Colliding with Faith
Raiders of the Lost Tomb
Talpiot Tomb

Background, perspective & critical reviews of the Jacobivici/Cameron docudrama [from the Washington Post, the New York Times, Newsweek & Wikipedia].

 

Official Report on the James Ossuary

Article by Rochelle Altmann disputing the authenticity of the inscription on the James ossuary [Bible and Interpretation].

 

Scientific & Historical Research Apropos the Turin Shroud

Articles by N. P. L. Allen argue that the shroud is the product of a primitive 13th c. photographic negative process.

 

Shroud of Turin

Mark Bruzon's analysis of 3D images of face in shroud indicate it was a medieval artifact.

 

Medieval Europe

Assisi: Basilica of St. Francis

Elegant official guide to the history of the picturesque Umbrian city & biographical sketches of St. Francis & his companions introduce images of the art & architecture of the historic church, including priceless works of early renaissance artists (Cimabue, Giotto, Martini & Lorenzetti) that were damaged by earthquakes in Sept-Oct. 1997.

 

Cathedral & Abbey of St. Alban

Website of the Norman abbey church built to commemorate the first British Christian martyr (3rd c. CE) offers a photo gallery & virtual tour of medieval England's most popular pilgrimage site. 

 

Gallery: Byzantine Images

Paul Halsall's extensive catalog of links to Byzantine art & architecture on the internet including icons, mosaics & other images of monsteries, Contantinople & Ravenna.

 

Lancashire Churches

Exquisite photo gallery of more than 60 churches --most of medieval construction -- from the English county of the red rose.

 

Netserf: the Internet Connection for Medieval Resources

Beau Harbin's searchable catalog of over 1000 links to websites relevant to medieval studies includes sections devoted to archaeology, architecture & art.

 

 


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