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Now Available: Pleiades Datasets 3.2

Creators: Tom Elliott Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Nov 03, 2023 06:20 PM
40,418 place resources: free, open, and platform-neutral.
Now Available: Pleiades Datasets 3.2

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This is a package of data derived from the Pleiades gazetteer of ancient places. It is used for archival and redistribution purposes and is likely to be less up-to-date than the live data at

We encourage use and citation of numbered releases for scholarly work that will be published in static form.

Pleiades is a community-built gazetteer and graph of ancient places. It publishes authoritative information about ancient places and spaces, providing unique services for finding, displaying, and reusing that information under open license. It publishes not just for individual human users, but also for search engines and for the widening array of computational research and visualization tools that support humanities teaching and research.

Pleiades is a continuously published scholarly reference work for the 21st century. We embrace the new paradigm of citizen humanities, encouraging contributions from any knowledgeable person and doing so in a context of pervasive peer review. Pleiades welcomes your contribution, no matter how small, and we have a number of useful tasks suitable for volunteers of every interest.

What's new since 3.1 (1 August 2023):

  • 108 new and 1,629 updated place resources reflecting work by Erin Walcek Averett, Jeffrey Becker, Catherine Bouras, Anne Chen, Niels Christoffersen, Peter Cobb, Tom Elliott, Jonathan Fu, Greta Hawes, Carolin Johansson, Noah Kaye, Brady Kiesling, Thomas Landvatter, Stanisław Ludwiński, Ingrid Luo, Stephan Maurer, Colin McCaffrey, Gabriel McKee, David Meadows, Gabriel Moss, John Muccigrosso, Gifford Quinn, Rune Rattenborg, Enrico Regazzoni, Rosemary Selth, R. Scott Smith, Richard Talbert, Georgios Tsolakis, and Scott Vanderbilt (see data/changelogs/release.html for details).
  • Included experimental JSON index of links extracted from Pleiades place resources to "toponym" entries in Veronique Chankowski et al. Chronique Des Fouilles En Ligne = Archaeology in Greece Online. Athens: Ecole française d’Athènes and British School at Athens, 2018, together with links to the associated Chronique archaeological reports. See data/indexes/pids2chronique.json.

This package is available from the following third-party hosts: