The British Museum - Online Collections (المتحف البريطاني)

The British Museum Online Collection database allows the search of the British Museum digitised holdings reproduced in high definition. The collection is searchable by keywords as well as being browsable by themes. The search for 'Jordan' in the 'place' field results in 3900 entries, including archaeological finds (e.g. from the British Museum sponsored excavations at Tell es-Saidiyeh, see resource to this dataset) and ethnographic objects (items of clothing, jewellery, historical banknotes, etc.).

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Additional Info

Field Value
Author Department of the Middle East, The British Museum
Maintainer The British Museum, Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom
Last Updated August 30, 2020, 11:10 (BST)
Created July 17, 2020, 15:20 (BST)
Project principal and co-investigators

Gareth Brereton – Curator, Mesopotamia;

Zeina Klink-Hoppe – Phyllis Bishop Curator for the Modern Middle East;

Jonathan N Tubb – Keeper of the Department of the Middle East.

Project team

Irving Finkel – Assistant Keeper, Ancient Mesopotamian script, languages and cultures;

John MacGinnis – Lead Archaeologist, Iraq Emergency Heritage Management Programme;

Natasha Morris – Project Curator, Modern Middle East;

Venetia Porter – Assistant Keeper (Curator), Islamic and contemporary Middle East;

Sebastien Rey – Lead Archaeologist, Iraq Emergency Heritage Management Programme

St John Simpson – Assistant Keeper, Ancient Iran and Arabia;

Jonathan Taylor – Assistant Keeper (Curator), Cuneiform Collections;

James Fraser - Assistant Keeper (Curator), Ancient Levant and Anatolia;

Julia Tugwell – Project Curator: Looking East.

Project start date 1759-01-01
Project status Ongoing
Citation information

The Trustees of the British Museum (2020), The British Museum Collections, (Last accessed 17/07/2020).

Time Periods Iron Age I, Early Bronze Age II, Hellenistic, Nabataean, Epi-Palaeolithic Unspecified, Roman, Palaeolithic Lower, Early Bronze Age I, Bronze Age Unspecified, Neolithic Unspecified, Palaeolithic Upper, Early Bronze Age, Palaeolithic Middle
Data type Text essay, Text - Other, Images Photograph, Databases, Images Artefact Drawing