The Excavation of Antioch-on-the-Orontes Ἀντιόχεια ἡ ἐπὶ Ὀρόντου

Digital Resources 1932-1939

Clarence Fisher, William A. Campbell, Jean Lassus, and George W. Elderkin

Excavation Records

Detailed daily notes of excavation and lists of objects found. More specific than the excavation diaries and field reports.

Daily diary of the excavation. Less descriptive than the fieldbooks but more detailed than the field reports.

Yearly overviews of excavation progress written by the director. More general descriptions than the fieldbooks and excavation diaries.

Mapping and GIS

Drawings: gallery / table

Maps, sketches, and area plans housed in flat files in the Princeton Visual Resources Collection.

Hand-drawn top plans created in 1939. Few have survived.

Overview of the different areas excavated at Antioch-on-the-Onrontes.

Object Records

Individual find cards of excavated items. A drawing or print is often attached.

Lists of the 20,000+ coins discovered at Antioch-on-the-Orontes which are part of Princeton's larger Numismatic Collection.


Object Photographs: list / table

Photographs catalogued by the Princeton Department of Art and Archaeology.

General Photographs: gallery / table

A wide variety of photographs from the excavation and nearby modern village.

Several groupings of photographs taken at different times. Most notable are the color images by renowned architectural photographer G.E. Kidder Smith taken in 1938.

Additional Sources

A variety of additional papers relating to the excavation.

Minutes of the meetings of the Committee for the Investigation of Antioch-on-the-Orontes.

Letters regarding the excavation.

Seventeen minutes worth of silent black and white footage of the excavation taken in 1935.