Sites and Photos
ARTstor is collaborating with Sites and Photos to share approximately 90,000 images of archaeological and architectural sites throughout Europe and the Middle East in the Digital Library. The images will provide broad and in-depth documentation of the ancient world, including Classical, Megalithic, Islamic, Crusader, and Gothic archaeology and architecture, as well as Greek and Roman painting, sculpture, mosaics, and decorative arts. The collection is especially strong in its coverage of religious and Biblical sites in Israel, Jordan, Tunisia, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain, Malta, and Cyprus. Sites and Photos will provide extensive documentation of each location, recording all extant monuments and structures, such as theaters, amphitheaters, odeons, gymnasiums, stadiums, hippodromes, temples, synagogues, basilicas and churches, monasteries and convents, mosques, council meeting halls, archives, treasuries, bathhouses, libraries, agoras and forums, fortifications, reliefs, aqueducts, dams, pools, houses, villas, palaces, gardens, and more.
Based in Israel, Sites and Photos specializes in the digital documentation of ancient archaeology, architecture, and art. Samuel Magal, Owner and Chief Photographer, is a trained archaeologist specializing in Classical and Marine archaeology. Since 1999, he has photographed hundreds of sites and museums throughout the Mediterranean.
|Total size of collection*||90,000|
|Percentage of completion||33%|
* Image totals should be regarded as an approximation until a given collection is 100% complete. Users should also bear in mind that the number of images available to them may vary from country to country, reflecting ARTstor’s approach to addressing an international copyright landscape that itself varies from country to country.
Last updated: October 22, 2010
Temple of Diana, 1st century BCE. Merida, Spain. Image provided by Samuel Magal, Sites and Photos.