OCHRE Digital Publications

The following projects leverage the OCHRE API to present research data on a traditional website, accessible in any browser or on any web-capable mobile device. The data presented on these sites are published at the discretion of the project. Any item in an OCHRE project can be published with a single click. Entire sets of data can be gathered together and published or re-publishied as necessary. The API provides a short path from the database backend to online publication. This allows project members to add data, curate it, then quickly push it to the web for public consumption.

The Hoard Analysis Research Project
This site presents data on coin hoards from the Archaic Greek Period. A hoard is collection of coins lost in antiquity. A hoard may consist of coins from all throughout the ancient Mediterranean world, attested various minting locations and various coin denominations. This site presents each of these elements as separate browsable items. Also included on this site is the ability to display the hoard find spot on a map.

Coin Hoard GIS App
This site is built on a slightly different publication model. Instead of publishing individual database items, or sets of items, this site is based on three geospatial shapefiles published from OCHRE. Each shapefile represents a separate tranche of data: the hoards, the hoard items, and the find spots. The site is published using an ESRI ArcMap app publication feature.

The Ras Shamra Tablet Inventory (RSTI) website presents an updated version of Bordreuil and Pardee (1989) La Trouvaille Épigraphique de l’Ougarit 1: Concordance. Updates include corrections, new joins, and tablets discovered after the original publication of this volume. The main index of objects allows the user to click through to access more detailed information about the object.

The site of Tell al-Judaidah was first excavated by Robert Braidwood and the Oriental Institute in the 1930s. This website present a browsable index of finds from three years of excavations.

ODS signary
The OCHRE database supports a wide range of philology projects. Because OCHRE was developed first for projects at the Oriental Institute, it is only natural that many of the philology features support the digital representation texts from the Ancient Near East. When a text transcription is added to OCHRE, the database validates the transcription against an internal writing system. This site is a online version of the OCHRE SUmero-Akkadian sign list.