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Online Corpus of the Inscriptions of Ancient North Arabia

KRC Research Archive

The OCIANA Project was an AHRC-funded research project that was based at The Khalili Research Centre and was active from October 2013 to June 2017. Note that this website is no longer updated, but all of the project outputs are available here and at the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

The following websites include information related to the scripts of Ancient North Arabia, or are linked to the OCIANA Project in other ways. If you are aware of a website that should feature on this page, please contact us so that we may add it to this list.

Altägyptisches Wörterbuch
American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (ASGLE)
Ancient Arabia: Languages and Cultures
Arabia Antica: Pre-islamic Arabia, Culture and Archaeology
Arabian Rock Art Heritage
Association Internationale d'Épigraphie Grècque et Latine (AIEGL)
British Academy
British Epigraphy Society
British Foundation for the Study of Arabia
British Museum
Bulletin of Nabataean Studies
The Camel conference @ SOAS
CBRL (Council for British Research in the Levant)
Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies
Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, University of Oxford
CIL II2 Conventus Astigitanus und Cordubensis (Fotos)
Classics Links - Epigraphy
Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon
Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (CIL)
Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions
Current Epigraphy
Digital Archive for the Study of pre-Islamic Arabian Inscriptions (DASI)
Ductus - Association internationale pour l'étude des inscriptions mineures
Electronic Archives of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (EAGLE)
Epigraphic Database Bari (EDB)
Epigraphic Database Rome (EDR)
Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss / Slaby (EDCS)
Epigraphische Datenbank Heidelberg (EDH)
Epigraphische Datenbank zum antiken Kleinansien
Forschungsgesellschaft Wiener Stadtarchäologie
Hispania Epigraphica
MBI Al-Jaber Foundation
Megajordan. The National Heritage Documentation and management system
Palaeodeserts. Climate Change and Human Evolution in the Arabian Desert
Red Sea Project
Römische Inschriften Datenbanken 24 (Inschriften des Rheinlandes)
Royal Asiatic Society
Sabäisches Wörterbuch
Saudi Arabia Information Resource
Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities
Saudi-French Mission to Madain Salih
Saudi-German expedition to Tayma
Seminar for Arabian Studies
US Epigraphy Project

OCIANA Preliminary Editions

The following pdf files contain preliminary editions of the corpora that are contained within OCIANA, and are available here as free downloads for use by researchers. Each pdf contains details of all of the inscriptions within that script family, along with their textual content and translations, commentaries, and provenance information.

Dadanitic Corpus
(858 pages, 8.3MB)

Hismaic Corpus
(1,316 pages, 9.1MB)

Safaitic Corpus
(10,105 pages, 79.8MB)

Taymanitic Corpus
(224 pages, 2.1MB)

Smaller Collections
(104 pages, 1.4MB)

Right-click on the pdf title and choose 'Save as' to download each file.