Databases that include digital images of the catacombs and other examples of art, architecture, artifacts, and landscapes of the Greco-Roman and Early Medieval periods.

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Archivio "Antonio Cederna" (via Appia Antica)

Art Resource

ArtStor Digital Library

Bridgeman Images

Census of Antique Works of Art and Architecture Known in the Renaissance

Cultura Italia - Indice (databank)

Endangered Syria Heritage - Photographs of Roman Syria

Forma Urbis Romae

Getty Images

Google Art Project

IMAGO - The Roman Society Centenary Image Bank


Index of Medieval Art

Lanciani Digital Archive

Lessing Images

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Photographic Archives
434 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1390
T. 734.764.9304

ICCD - Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione
Via di San Michele, 18 - 00153 Rome, Italy
T. 06585521

Centro di Documentazione per il polo museale della città di Roma
Piazza San Marco, 49 - 00186 - Rome

Archivio Storico Documenti e Fotografico della Pontificia Commissione di Archeologia Sacra
Palazzo del Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana
via Napoleone III, 1 - 00185 Rome
T. (+39) - (+39) - F. (+39);

Manar al-Athar (Guide to Archaeology)
Based at the University of Oxford, Manar al-Athar is an online open-access photo-archive of buildings, monumental art, and archaeological sites of the Middle East, North Africa, and adjoining regions for use in education, research, and heritage work.  The archive’s geographic focus is on the former areas of the Roman Empire which later came under Islamic rule, such as Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and the Holy Land (Israel/Palestine). Its chronological range is from ca. 300 BC to the present.

New York Public Library Digital Collections
Wonders: Images of the Ancient World is an educational tool to provide visual supplements to the teaching of Ancient cultures across a wide range of disciplines.

Roma Sparita Foto Storiche
Via delle Cave, 42, 00181 Roma

UNESCO World Digital Library

Vatican Library Digitization Project

Zeri Foundation (Fototeca della Fondazioni Zeri)

For Numismatics: Ancient Coins

MANTIS - American Numismatic Society