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Last modified May 18, 2012 01:19 PM
Less than fully formed ideas and suggestions are also welcome. Please attach them here as comments and we'll promote them to project pages when interest and details develop.
Tom Elliott
Tom Elliott says:
Jun 22, 2012 02:43 PM

Sean suggested on IRC that we should consider doing some sort of linked data project around sites known only from Avienus, e.g.,

Tom Elliott
Tom Elliott says:
Jun 22, 2012 05:05 PM

align Pleiades IDs with CERL thesaurus and provide crosslinking in both HTML and RDF. E.g.:

Holger R.E. Jürgenliemk
Holger R.E. Jürgenliemk says:
Nov 29, 2012 05:38 PM

I hope, this is the right place for my ideas. In the German Wikipedia we have a project since 2009 about the Roman limes. We have written in this time more the 300 artikels about Roman forts and towers. I and my colleagues (3 and more archaeologists, a policeman and I) – from Germany and Austria – have visit a lot of places in Britain, Germany, Austria and Hungary. And we have the right coordinates of forts, towers and burgi. We hate wrong datas, because people who visit small ancient sites - often have wrong coordinates. Tourists who do not quickly find the right place, are often angry. That's not in our mind. We need tourism in our time. We need money for research and protection. In the industrialized countries, in the East and in Africa. If I will go – for example – to the Roman fort Tillibari in Africa, I need exact coordinates. That "modern" vandals destroying ancient sites - we know. But there are honest people who are looking for education and - adventure. There are places where we make only inexact information against robbers. But I am a old Boy Scout leader too - and I have visit a lot of ancident sides with my boys. The boys need adventures – and I must give them the antiquity AND the adventure - that is education. I am a graduate designer, therefore I must know how "works" tourism, learning and love of antiquity works. If you need exact coordinates, ask me. I will see what we know. I would like to make suggestions, for some new coordinates add or improve. How does it work here? Sorry, but my English is not the best. I have seen, that coordinates – like Tillibari in Africa – are not exactly. Can this changed, or is this a concept of Pleiades, that datas are not specified exactly?

I have "painted" some ancident sites:

The "Odenwaldlimes" (Germany):
A detail of this limes:
The limes near Aalen:
The Limes in Bavaria:
The Bavarian country near the castle of the Bavarian King Ludwig II:
The limes in the northern Hungary:
The limes Tripolitania: