Monumentum Ancyranum Squeezes

Investigator: Eric Rebillard and Ben Anderson, Classics/Art History

Arts & Sciences, 2013

The goal of the project is to preserve and make broadly accessible a collection of important and fragile squeezes (paper impressions) that were created in Ankara (Turkey) during the Cornell Expedition to the Assyro-Babylonian Orient in 1907. This will be a valuable online resource in the study of Roman history and epigraphy, made available to a large audience through digitization (and preventing deterioration of the original items that comes from unnecessary handling of the objects). It will furthermore represent an extension of past projects funded by the Arts and Sciences Grants, in particular the documentation of the Cornell Cast Collection and the Cornell Coin Collection.