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febr. 20 2018

University of Oxford Archaeological Image Database (HEIR)

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The HEIR (Historic Environment Image Resource) Project digital image archive at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford, is a free innovative academic resource that can bring new perspectives to the work of students of Classics and Antiquity.

The images are located in a searchable database at The archive currently contains more than 18,000 images taken from glass plate negatives, lantern slides, photographs, film negatives or 35mm slides and span the years from the 1870s to the early 21st century. Although the majority of the images are black and white, more than 2,000 are in colour. Contributors to the HEIR archive include the University of Oxford, the Ashmolean Museum, Historic England, the British Museum and Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries.

Low-resolution images can be freely downloaded directly from the website for use online, in presentations or research papers, while high-resolution copies of images can be purchased from the HEIR Project for publications or other applications such as visual media. In all cases where the image is being used, it should be credited as being used with the permission of the institution or individual listed as the “holder” of the image.

The database contains hundreds of images of archaeological sites and monuments in Britain, Europe, the Near East and North Africa, including excavations of sites such as Knossos, Kish, Vinca and Verulamium; sites prior to excavation, restoration or destruction such as Carthage, Ephesus or Palmyra; and topics such as hillforts, standing stones, stone circles, churches, castles and cathedrals are all well represented in the collection. Many of these images have been unseen for 70 years or more.

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