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PELAGIOS stands for 'Pelagios: Enable Linked Ancient Geodata In Open Systems' - its aim is to help introduce Linked Open Data goodness into online resources that refer to places in the Ancient World. Why do we want to do that? Well, we think it will make all sorts of other things possible, including new modes of discovery and visualization for scholars and the general public. Pelagios also means 'of the sea', the superhighway of the ancient world - a metaphor we consider appropriate for a digital resource that will connect references to ancient places
Who are Pelagios?
Pelagios are a collective of projects connected by a shared vision of a world - most eloquently described in Tom Elliott’s article ‘Digital Geography and Classics’ - in which the geography of the past is every bit as interconnected, interactive and interesting as the present. Each project represents a different perspective on Antiquity, whether map, text or archaeological record, but as a group we believe passionately that the combination of all of our contributions is enormously more valuable than the sum of its parts. We are committed to open access and a pragmatic lightweight approach that encourages and enables others to join us in putting the Ancient World online. Pelagios is just the first step in a longer journey which will require many such initiatives, but we welcome anyone who shares our vision to join us in realising it.
Sitting in your college classics lecture, did you ever wonder where, exactly, the ancient cities of Luna or Velathri were? Now, you can zoom around this huge, detailed map of the ancient world labeled with cities from all sorts of archaeological records, classical text references and European imagery.
The map is the result of the PELAGIOS (Pelagios: Enable Linked Ancient Geodata in Open Systems) Project.
This will provide more clues and evidence of an ancient world wide civilization, as if the pyramids around the world lining up in latitude and longitudinal lines were not enough!
the cult of 'possibilities' is swamping science
Originally posted by isyeye
reply to post by Vanitas
Haa the real word no value left?
Some could argue that your above quote/typo holds truth as well.
While it's interesting and sometimes entertaining to study some of the more outlandish ideas of our history, all too often real facts and information gets pushed to the side in favor of more "fantastic" theories.