Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Egeria

Egeria: Mediterranean Medieval Places of Pilgrimage

The project focuses on pilgrimage sites, the immovable and movable pilgrimage monuments that are interspersed in the Mediterranean landscape and its aim was the establishment of a network of cooperation for the documentation, preservation, enhancement and promotion of pilgrimage monuments.

The Project Egeria: Mediterranean Medieval Places of Pilgrimage - Network for the documentation, preservation and enhancement of monuments in the euro-mediterranean area is a Community Initiative Programme Interreg IIIB - Archimed 2000-2006, which involves twelve public and private, religious and secular institutions from eight states: Greece, Italy and Cyprus, as well as a large number of non-European states, such as Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt. The project is financed by ERDF funds and co-financed by national funds.

The project focuses on pilgrimage sites, the immovable and movable pilgrimage monuments that are interspersed in the Mediterranean landscape and its aim was the establishment of a network of cooperation for the documentation, preservation, enhancement and promotion of pilgrimage monuments. One of these products of the program was the creation of a website which presents selected pilgrimage monuments and proposed cultural itineraries based on these monuments. The particular WEB site contains information on the project, a database of the movable and immovable monuments, a photographic gallery of the monuments and a WEB_GIS application for the geographic representation of the above monuments and itineraries.The Lead partner of the project was the European Center for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Monuments.

The Laboratory of Geophysical-Satellite Remote Sensing & Archaeo-environment of IMS-FORTH undertook the responsibility for the design and the creation of the WEB site and its modules, including the GIS application and database, with the collaboration of the Directorate of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Antiquities of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, together with the rest partners of the project.

http://www.egeriaproject.net/

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