The Hebrew inscriptions of the Byzantine Empire have never been brought together and studied systematically in their historical context. A few have been published, generally in relatively inaccessible publications; some unpublished stones have been referred to in print, and some of these now seem to be lost. The number of stones stored in museums in various countries or reused in churches, mosques and other structures can only be guessed at.

The project will collect all known published and unpublished inscriptions. Those which are dated will be included in the GIS. It is also proposed to publish a volume containing all the inscriptions.

Dedicatory inscription from Evripon (Negroponte), dated 1326.

Tombstone of a dyer, undated, from Corinth.

  • Mapping the Jewish communities of the Byzantine Empire
  • is funded by:
  • ERC
  • and hosted by:
  • University of Cambridge