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DASI Archive is online

The "Digital Archive for the Study of pre-Islamic Arabian Incriptions" is online

DASI is the results of the five-year project funded by the European Community within the Seventh Framework Programme “Ideas”, Specific Programme “ERC – Advanced Grant”

It aims at gathering all known pre-Islamic Arabian epigraphic material into a comprehensive online database which can be freely accessed by scholars from anywhere in the world.

DASI consists of an improvement of the existing CSAI - "Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions" both in terms of methodology and content, since North Arabian and Aramaic inscriptions have been added, in addition to the South Arabian inscriptions have been digitized since the beginning of this year. Moreover DASI is provided with indices and many other tools, such as word lists, textual search and maps, that ease content exploration.

For the first time, the rich cultural heritage of the pre-Islamic Arabian Peninsula can be studied in a holistic manner, to fill an important gap in the history of the ancient Near East.


DASI is freely available at http://dasi.humnet.unipi.it/