The research project "Mapping Ancient Cultural Encounters: Greeks in Iran ca. 550 BC - ca. AD 650” (scientific coordination: Antigoni Zournatzi, Director of Research, Section of Greek and Roman Antiquity, Institute for Historical Research/NHRF) seeks to fill a gap in our knowledge about Greek-Iranian relations in antiquity through a systematic recording, assessment, and integration of the varied evidence that relates to the Greek presence and to Iranian-Greek interactions within the territory of the modern state of Iran from the Achaemenid to the Sasanian period.
The project is hosted by the Institute of Historical Research/NHRF and is placed under the auspices of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO. Partial funding for research on the subject: 2014-2015, collective project "Kyrtou plegmata" of the Institute of Historical Research/NHRF (National Strategic Reference Framework 2007-2013, Action KREPIS I); 2017-2020, collaborative Johns Hopkins University - NHRF project "Material Entanglements in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond" (The J. Paul Getty Foundation Connecting Art Histories initiative).
A Digital Project by Christina Kokkinia (Associate Researcher, The Hellenic East Programme, KERA) including in a preliminary edition the original texts, english translations, commentaries, indices and bibliography of inscriptions found at Boubon in SW Turkey. The website also includes maps, plans, photographs, and a short presentation of archaeological finds in the region. In the near future will be added any epigraphic finds that came to light after the publication of Ch. Kokkinia (ed.), Boubon : The Inscriptions and Archaeological Remains : A Survey 2004-2006, ΜΕΛΕΤΗΜΑΤΑ 60, Athens 2008 (p. x, 193, XXIII pl., 1 fold. map.) ISBN 960-7905-47-5.
The website Kyprios Character, History, Archaeology & Numismatics of Ancient Cyprus is the outcome of the research project "The Silver Coinage of the Kings of Cyprus: Numismatics and History in the Archaic and Classical Periods (6th to 4th centuries BC) (SilCoinCy)" conducted at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF), Athens, Greece by Evangeline Markou (Associate Researcher, The Hellenic World and the East Programme, KERA). The research project is funded by the Action ARISTEIA II that falls under the Fourth Strategic Objective of the Operational Programme (OP) "Education and Lifelong Learning" (EdLL), entitled "Supporting the Human Capital in order to Promote Research and Innovation" of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) 2007-2013 which is co-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and National Resources.
One of the main features of the website is a searchable numismatic database that will host an important number of Cypriote coins (6th - 4th cent. BC) kept in private and public collections around the world. The numismatic database is accompanied by scientific articles written by external collaborators; they are organised in nine thematic categories and pertain to aspects of the history, archaeology and numismatics of ancient Cyprus. Together comes a bibliographic database comprising more than 600 bibliographical entries, compiled by Dr Anne Destrooper-Georgiades and dedicated to Cypriote numismatics, links to websites of interest, and an events calendar.
InCoMac (Inscriptions and Coins: New Documents from Ancient Macedonia) is a collaborative project of the Section of Greek and Roman Antiquity of the Institute of Historical Research, funded by the Operational Program “Education and Lifelong Learning” of the Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning, and Religious Affairs, in the framework of the NRSF 2007-2013 (action Aristeia I).
This research project focuses on the systematic study and publication of primary sources, namely inscriptions preserved on stone and coins, which provide evidence about the history of ancient Macedonia. Both these categories of material evidence constitute primary sources of unparalleled significance for the study of institutions, diplomacy, social hierarchy, economic structure, the circulation of wealth and many other facets of ancient societies. This kind of contemporary evidence is a valuable supplement to the literary sources for ancient Macedonia, which in many cases were composed by authors writing in later periods.
The visitor of this website may find further, detailed information pertaining to the corpora and the digital collections of inscriptions and coins from Ancient Macedonia, as well as the publications that resulted from their study.