Manar Al-Athar منار الآثار

The Manar Al-Athar منار الآثار Database is an open access, searchable archive of digitised photographs of archaeological sites in the Levant, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa, and Spain dating between the Roman and the Islamic periods.

License: Images are freely available for academic and educational use and can be downloaded directly from the website. The source should be acknowledged. See

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Author Judith McKenzie
Maintainer Manar Al-Athar منار الآثار Team
Last Updated February 19, 2021, 15:01 (GMT)
Created January 27, 2020, 14:54 (GMT)
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Project principal and co-investigators

Judith McKenzie

Project team

Patron of the Friends of Manar al-Athar HRH Princess Dana Firas (Petra National Trust)

Director Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis (The Graduate Center, the City University of New York)

Oxford Director Bryan Ward-Perkins

Deputy Director Miranda Williams

IT development and management Jeremy Worth

Arabic Consultants Ali Al-Manaser, Diana Sayegh (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Haytham Dieck (Bethlehem Bible College).

Oxford Research Assistants (Past and Present) Tiffany Chezum, Meseret Oldjira, Sarah Johnson, Sarah Norodom, Marlena Whiting, Miranda Williams, Elizabeth Buchanan, Sydney Taylor, Olga Grinchenko, Vendi Jukić Buča, James Ford

City University of New York Research Assistant Zahra Moeini Meybodi

Oxford Volunteers Layla McDermott, Katherine McCreery, Nicole Lee Heberling

Digital photography specialist (scanning) Jane Inskipp (Ashmolean Museum)

Scanning EWA Digital (London)

Design Editors of Manar al-Athar Booklets Hanna Kim (Harvard), Vendi Jukić Buča

Egypt co-ordinator Mohamed Kenawi (Centre of Hellenistic Studies, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, University of Alexandria)

European co-ordinator Jorrit Kelder (Oxford and Leiden)

US co-ordinators Joseph Greene (Semitic Museum, Harvard University) Andres Reyes (Groton School and Oxford University) Friends of Manar al-Athar US co-ordinator Adrien Duroc-Danner

Leverhulme Project (2011–2016) Principal Investigator Neil McLynn

European Research Council (2016–2019) Project Principal Investigator Judith McKenzie

Honorary Research Associates Ross Burns (Sydney), Simon Ford, Michael Greenhalgh (Canberra), Mohamed Kenawi, Marlena Whiting (Oxford and Amsterdam), Sean Leatherbury, Jorrit Kelder

Manar al-Athar Booklets Series Editors Judith McKenzie, Andres Reyes

Manar al-Athar Monographs Series Editor Judith McKenzie, Andres Reyes

Project status Ongoing
Project funder

Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant

Oxford University Press (OUP) John Fell Research Fund

Wainwright Fund (Oxford)

British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant

Meyers Fund of the Craven Committee (Oxford)

Friends of Manar al-Athar

Classics Faculty at Oxford

ERC (European Research Council) Advanced Grant

Provost's Research Fund of the City University of New York

The Semitic Museum of Harvard University Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research

Time Periods Islamic Unspecified, Roman, Byzantine
Data type Images Photograph