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MEDINA digital catalogue

The Phoenician collection of the National Museum of Beirut (Labanon), the Nabataean collection of the Yarmouk University Museum (Jordan), and the South Arabian collection of the Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale di Roma (Italy) are online.

In line with the objectives of encouraging the use of new technologies for the promotion and accessibility of Mediterranean cultural heritage, and enhancing the epigraphic collections of Lebanese and Jordanian museums, MEDINA project has published the MEDINA digital catalogue.

The digital catalogue provides the inscriptions and the archaeological findings catalogued and digitized within project.

Users can find a huge variety of Nabataean, Phoenician and South Arabian artifacts, such as inscriptions, statues, architectural decorations, sarcophagi, stele, thrones, jewelry, vessels, figurines and coins, preserved in the Museum of Jordanian Heritage of the Yarmouk University (Jordan), the National Museum of Beirut (Labanon) and the Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale di Roma (Italy).

Several thematic paths, such as the relations between the Nabataean script and the modern Arabic script, the religion of the South Arabians and the Phoenician trade and contacts, introduce the three civilizations. Items can be browsed also by place of provenance, collection, type, material and figurative subjects. Texts, encoded in XML according to the Epidoc guidelines, can be searched and filtered through a sophisticated search tool.


For more information please visit [http://medina.humnet.unipi.it/]