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Mediterranean network for the valorization and fruition of inscriptions preserved in museums project

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).
MEDINA digital catalogue shares with DASI project the database and the data entry system. But it is provided with a specific front end, that allows a more user-friendly browsing.
The items of all the collections can be browsed by place of provenance, collection, type, material and figurative subjects. 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.
Indexes of artifacts, sites and bibliography are available for each collection. Moreover artifacts, sites and bibliography can be browsed by a series of filters on metadata. 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/]