Just been reading the Aug/Sept issue of Current World Archaeology & they
have a fascinating article about the work of the Canadian Centre for
Epigraphic Documents (CCED) in Toronto.
They are collecting, translating and posting online inscriptions from all
over the Middle East. In many cases, they only have one photo or
transcription to document something which has been destroyed in part of the
ongoing wars. Their remit runs from eastern Turkey through Syria, Iraq,
Iran, Afghanistan & into India.
I just thought it would be worth asking BritArch and our many friends and
colleagues whether any of you had been to anywhere in this area and had
taken photos of inscriptions. If you have, then please contact CCED and ask
if your pix could be of use. You could find you have the ONLY remaining
record of something really important.
This is just the sort of thing that our lists are brilliant at ‹ our
outreach is extraordinary! And please pass this on as well ‹ what is
happening in Syria and Iraq is a global archaeological tragedy and anything
we can do to mitigate the vandalism has got to help.
Many thanks in advance (oh, and apologies for any cross-posting)
Diana C. Briscoe, Ms
Archive of Anglo-Saxon Pottery Stamps (AASPS)
Archive of Roman Pottery Stamps (ARPS)
117 Cholmley Gardens
London NW6 1UP
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