ARACHNE – Corpus of the Minoan and Mycenaean Seals
ARACHNE is the central object-database of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI). In 2004 the DAI and the Research Archive for Ancient Sculpture at the University of Cologne (FA) joined the effort to support Arachne as a tool for free internet-based research.
The Corpus of the Minoan and Mycenaean Seals (CMS) has been published exclusively in a printed version since being established in 1958. The project’s aim is the scholarly publication of every preserved seal and clay cast from the Aegean Bronze Age. Most of the Corpus should be digitized, updated and available on the internet for free before the project ends in 2011. The final volume CMS XIV, which contains the typology that is essential to the project, is already in progress and the index of the entire work, including summaries of the most important themes of the seal research, will be developed comprehensively.