Thursday, May 19, 2011

A digital archive for Cyprus’ antiquities

GETTING information on Cyprus’ antiquities used to be a chore discouraging potential hobbyists and frustrating specialists who were forced to do a lot of running around but this will hopefully change with the imminent completion of a digitisation programme.

The Cyprus Archaeological Digitisation Programme (CADiP) started in mid-October 2009 in order to manage thousands antiquities scattered all over Cyprus “and serve the needs of the Antiquities department as well as those of researchers and the public,” Curator of Antiquities Despo Pilides yesterday said at a news conference.

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