Twenty years ago, when I started working in Egypt as an epigrapher, I wasn’t given too many guidelines regarding how to do the best job when documenting a painted tomb. Our Hungarian project leader wanted to have the most detailed, most faithful, most informative, and most complete documentation that was accessible to everyone,
This is just the latest of several forewords I have written for Krisztián Vértes and the Epigraphic Survey’s collaborative digital drawing manual Digital Epigraphy, but this one marks a gigantic technological leap forward.
It is time for us to reach out to our growing community to exchange views on digital documentation or documentation in general by utilizing the channels provided through the digitalEPIGRAPHY website.
I can’t believe that digitalEPIGRAPHY has already been around for a little over a year! Thinking back on the past 12 months, there are two conflicting feelings that come to mind...
In the past two years, we've been expanding our scope, tirelessly adding new content upon what was available in the original Manual, opening new frontiers of interest, and taking the art of digital documentation in unexpected and exciting new directions.
With our brand-new collections, digitalEPIGRAPHY would like to test the water to find out how we can support your research. What we've been working on for some time now is two visual databases, directly accessible and searchable through the website, implemented within the Complementary Material section.
The chapter by chapter web version of the book, The Mastabas of Qar and Idu, written by William Kelly Simpson in 1976, with contributions or drawings by Dows Dunham, Suzanne Chapman, Hansmartin Handrick, Alexander Floroff, Timothy Kendall, Nicholas Thayer, and Lynn Holden. Based upon the excavations and recording of George Andrew Reisner, Alan Rowe, William Stevenson Smith, and T. R. D. Greenlees. Museum of Fine Arts-Harvard University Expedition.
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