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Islamic-era inscriptions

The Thesaurus de’Epigraphie islamique is a key resource. You have to register to gain access. Make sure to enter the relevant “critère de recherche” before searching.


Pre-Islamic inscriptions

Digital Archive for the Study of pre-Islamic Arabian Inscriptions:  http://dasi.humnet.unipi.it/

Online Corpus of the Inscriptions of Ancient North Arabia (OCIANA):  http://krcfm.orient.ox.ac.uk/fmi/webd#ociana


Library collections


Other collections/ images




Other resources

The largely Arabic-language website of the Sahra Team has a range of materials related to Arabia. You can search for keywords or images using terms like “نقش”, or browse according to location.