Manar al-Athar Photo Archive

Judith McKenzie and Neil McLynn

The Manar al-Athar website, based at the University of Oxford, aims to provide high-resolution, searchable images for teaching, research, and publication. These images of archaeological sites, with buildings and art, will cover the areas of the former Roman empire which later came under Islamic rule, such as Syro-Palestine/the Levant, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa, and Spain. The chronological range is from Alexander the Great (i.e., from about 300 BC), through the Islamic period, to the present.

Initial development of this website is a pilot project attached to the larger project at the University of Oxford, Late Antique Egypt and the Holy Land: Archaeology, History, and Religious Change,above, which is funded by a Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant (see also other funding). Thus, it has strong coverage of Late Antique sites in Syro-Palestine which have undergone conversion from paganism to Christianity, and sometimes, in turn, to Islam. Other Late Antique strengths include mosaics (of Jordan, Syria, Antioch, and Tunisia), synagogues and Umayyad buildings.

Images are freely downloadable for use in academic and educational publications simply by acknowledging the source (no form-filling).

For further details, see: Manar al-Athar.