Collection of the objects from the European museums
Since the beginning of the nineteenth century, the political presence and scientific expeditions of Europeans in the Arabian Peninsula inaugurated the establishment of European private and public collections of ancient South Arabian material, which constantly increased during the following decades.
The Collection of objects from European museums in DASI is intended to digitally gather and display the South Arabian inscriptions and artifacts of the most important physical collections of Near-Eastern objects housed in museums throughout Europe.
The 500 epigraphic and anepigraphic objects catalogued by the MENCAWAR project of the University of Pisa in the British Museum and the collection of around 100 South Arabian antiquities of the Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale in Rome, inventoried in September 2013 within the activities of the MEDINA project, are available in DASI.
This is the collection home page. You can begin the consultation of the whole collection by using the indexes and tools menu on the left or you can consult only one of its sub-collection, when present, by choosing from the list below.