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Research Groningen Institute of Archaeology Research MARE - Mortuary Archaeology of the Roman East (Dutch Research Council – VICI) Projects

Digital Tombs

The project works with an integrated digital database. A pilot, called Digital Tombs, has already been completed in collaboration with data scientists and archaeologists at the University of Groningen.

This database integrates large quantities of funerary data, and merges single categories for multi-category analyses. It records epigraphic (Greek, Latin, Semitic), visual, spatial, biological, and archaeological data related to burial and commemoration, and allows cross-comparisons between these categories. Digital Tombs also aims to serve as a repository of inaccessible or threatened archaeological heritage, and to allow heritage institutions as well as a wider public to access this data.

Digital tombs
Image by William Torres
Last modified:24 January 2022 10.27 a.m.