6. Manar al-Athar
Manar al-Athar Database
The University of Oxford’s Manar al-Athar image database provides open-access photographs labelled in Arabic and English of archaeological sites, buildings, and works of art from areas of the Roman Empire which subsequently came under Islamic rule. These high-resolution images are free, searchable, and available for teaching, research, and academic and educational publications by acknowledging the source. Currently, the database includes nearly 600 photographs of Dura-Europos, which were contributed by archaeologists and other specialists: together, they form an invaluable corpus that chronicles the preservation of excavated buildings over multiple decades.