Digital Humanities

Ras Shamra Tablet Inventory

In 1928 the accidental discovery of a tomb at the coastal Syrian site of Minet el-Beida prompted the investigation of this site and later of the nearby tell of Ras Shamra. In the next year, the Mission Archéologique Française discovered tablets at Ras Shamra written in a previously unknown script and language, later deciphered and termed Ugaritic. The RSTI website is dedicated primarily to the inscribed objects from Ras Shamra. However, a number of other objects of interest have also been added. As research continues, information about other published objects will be added.

For publications and activities of the Mission, visit the online presence for the Mission archéologique syro-françasie de Ras Shamra-Ougarit.

Top: Wireframe image of the tessellated 3D digital model of the South Cave, Northern Xiangtangshan. Xiangtangshan Caves Project, Center for the Art of East Asia, Department of Art History.