A Collaborative Platform for Antioch Research

Oct. 13, 2021

The Visual Resources Collection has announced the launch of a major new online resource for the study of Antioch on the Orontes, one of the great cities of the Hellenistic and Roman worlds that remained an important center throughout the Byzantine, Seljuk, Crusader, and Ottoman periods. The site was excavated between 1932 and 1939 by an academic consortium headed by Princeton. Some of the excavation’s findings were published, but a substantial archive of material held at Princeton remained unpublished and understudied. With increasing interest in the site of Antioch, along with more sophisticated techniques of analysis and changing interests in the study of ancient cities, these rich archival holdings have the potential to provide wide-ranging insights into the history, life, and material culture of the ancient city and its environs.