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Antiquitatum Thesaurus. Antiken in den europäischen Bildquellen des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts

The project investigates drawings and prints of the seventeenth and eighteenth century based on artefacts from antiquity, and links them with the ancient objects that they document as well as with other evidence of their reception in a digital repository.

The aim of the research is to make extensive visual material available to scholars of various disciplines – first and foremost of the…


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Beta maṣāḥǝft: Manuscripts of Ethiopia and Eritrea

The systematic research into the Ethiopian manuscript culture is the aim of the long-term project “Die Schriftkultur des christlichen Äthiopiens und Eritreas: Eine multimediale Forschungsumgebung” (“Beta maṣāḥǝft: Manuscripts of Ethiopia and Eritrea”). Ethiopia and Eritrea are situated, from the perspective of cultural history, both at the periphery of the so-called Christian Orient and in the…


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Corpus Medicorum Graecorum

The corpora of the ancient physicians (Corpus Medicorum Graecorum, Corpus Medicorum Latinorum) have the task of collecting the surviving writings of all Greek and Latin medical authors from the 5th century BC to the end of classical antiquity, including writings which have survived only in fragmentary form. The project provides historical-critical editions with translations (optionally in German,…


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Die frühbuddhistischen Handschriften aus Gandhāra. Religiöse Literatur an der Schnittstelle von Indien, Zentralasien und China

The research project “Die frühbuddhistischen Handschriften aus Gandhāra: religiöse Literatur an der Schnittstelle von Indien, Zentralasien und China” was established in 2012. On the basis of philological and historical methods, it provides new insight into the early history of Buddhism on its way to becoming a world religion. The project studies manuscripts found in the 1990s in northern Pakistan…


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Die Griechischen Christlichen Schriftsteller der ersten Jahrhunderte

Ancient, christian theologians such as Augustine (354 - 430 AD) or Origines (ca. 185 - 254 AD) shaped the culture of subsequent epochs with their rich oeuvre and often influence it until today. There are many reasons to deal with the effects of classical works. Elementary requirements for this proposition are good text editions. The research unit would like to work in close Cooperation with…


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Edition griechischer Urkunden

The Commission for the Corpus of Greek Documents, established by the founder of Byzantine Studies, Karl Krumbacher, has been collecting and researching Greek documents of the Middle Ages (330 - 1453 AD) since 1900. Initially, the work was focused on the imperial charters as the most important genre of document. The systematic indexing was carried out in five extensive volumes (1924 - 1995, partly…


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Edition, Übersetzung und Kommentierung der Kleinen und fragmentarischen Historiker der Spätantike

Most of the sources that we have on the history of the late antiquity are lost and can at best be recovered in extracts through the reference from subsequent authors, who sometimes lived half a millennium later. The late antiquity is of great importance for the political and cultural development of Europe that cannot be overestimated: within this epoch highly dramatic events occured that one can…


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Felsbilder und Inschriften am Karakorum Highway

In the high mountain range of northern Pakistan, where the Hindu Kush, the western Himalayas and Karakorum meet, there is a unique collection of rock paintings on the Upper Indus, one of the largest in the world. They are concentrated in the Indus Gorge in an extension of about 100 km between Indus-Kohistan up to the Raikot Bridge around the central town of Chilas, but can also be found along the…


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Forschungen zur antiken Sklaverei. Quellen zur Sklaverei bei Griechen und Römern

The research project, founded in 1950 by Joseph Vogt, aims to investigate ancient slavery in all its manifestations from as many perspectives as possible and with all possible methods. The monographic form of the publication was chosen to realize this comprehensive concept. Since 1990 there has also been a series of supplements in which certain groups of sources are presented with translation and…


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Fundmünzen der Antike

The project identifies, records, edits and evaluates coin finds from antiquity. It thus lays the foundation for the historical analysis of this important source material. In view of the mass of finds from the entire ancient Mediterranean region and the neighbouring areas as well as the period under investigation from the 7th century BC to the 9th century AD - in the east until the end of the…


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Inscriptiones Graecae

The task of the project “Inscriptiones Graecae” is the critical edition of all known ancient Greek inscriptions, divided into regions and landscapes. This plan was modified in 1903. Since then, the edition has been limited to the inscriptions of the Greek mainland and the Aegean islands, which are indispensable sources of documentation for the study of ancient Greece. The epigraphic material…


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Prosopographia Imperii Romani

The Prosopographia Imperii Romani is a biographical dictionary, which essentially covers the ruling class of the Roman Empire in the early and high imperial period. The investigation period begins the Battle of Aktium 31 BC, which sealed the monarchical future of Rome. It ends with the reign of Diocletian (284-305), as the state and social structure of the empire had changed considerably since his…


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Prosopographie der mittelbyzantinischen Zeit

Similar to the famous "Who is Who", the prosopography of the Central Byzantine period (PmbZ) for the years 641 to 1025 covers all important persons of the Byzantine Empire, such as emperors and empresses, patriarchs etc., in short Byzantines with money, power and influence from the capital Constantinople and the provinces, but also from the surrounding medieval world of states. Unlike a modern…


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Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatischen Archäologie

The "Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatischen Archäologie (RlA)" is an international encyclopedia for the archaeology, history and culture of the Ancient Orient. From the 4th to the 1st millennium BC, numerous languages were written in Mesopotamia (today Iraq), Syria, Turkey, Western Iran, Armenia, Lebanon and Israel, including Sumerian, Babylonian-Assyrian and Hittite, with cuneiform…


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Septuaginta-Unternehmen. Griechisches Altes Testament

The company's mission is to critically edit the Septuagint, the Greek Old Testament, using the entire tradition, i.e. the Greek manuscripts from pre-Christian fragments to the 15th century AD, the daughter translations (in Latin, Syrian, Coptic, Ethiopian and Armenian) and the quotations of the Greek and Latin church fathers. The company operates according to the guidelines established by the…


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Starigard/Oldenburg - Wolin - Novgorod

The focus of the joint research project is the investigation of settlement and settlements in the vicinity of Slavic centres of power in the southern Baltic Sea area on the northern border of the Slavic settlement area. The three selected study areas each comprise the surroundings of important centres of power belonging to the group of trading venues, bounded to rivers and seas, as well as early…


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Strukturen und Transformationen des Wortschatzes der ägyptischen Sprache. Text-und Wissenskulturen im alten Ägypten

The Egyptian-Coptic language is the human language with the longest documented lifetime, clocking at 4,500 years prior to its extinction. Its vocabulary reflects the knowledge and worldviews of one of the formative cultures of the ancient world. In order to explore the linguistic and cultural evidence of this historical episteme, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and…


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Thesaurus cultus et rituum antiquorum

For the first time, the project aims to index and document the testimonies of the cults and rites of the Greek, Etruscan and Roman religions in a clearly arranged form. Literary, epigraphic and archaeological evidence will be recorded in equal measure. This interdisciplinary approach will create a new basis for research in the field of ancient religion, which in recent times has been increasingly…


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Wörterbuch, Sammelbuch und Berichtigungsliste der griechischen Papyrusurkunden aus Ägypten

The Greek papyri from Egypt represent one of the most important documentary sources of antiquity with over 45,000 published texts from the period 331 BC - 641 AD. The papyri provide evidence of ancient history, economic and social history, legal history, religious history and classical philology. Das Wörterbuch der griechischen Papyrusurkunden aus Ägypten (WB), das Sammelbuch (SB) and die…


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