Last week I was introduced to Europeana, a giant repository of cultural heritage advocating Linked Open Data, at The Digital World of Art History conference held at Princeton’s Index of Christian Art. Europeana links data from many European cultural and scientific institutions, meaning that thousands of documents, photographs, and objects are searchable under one website.
Europeana’s entries are in various languages, and a search for “cappadoce” in this treasure trove turned up a video from Ina, a French audiovisual archive. Narrated in French, the 12-minute film, “Turquie: Voyage sans passeport” shows Byzantine rock-cut architecture, Greek mansions, close-up views of frescoes, and daily life in several villages during 1959. Follow the link to watch the film online, no passport necessary.

A screen shot from “Turquie: Voyage sans passeport.” Watch the film online:

2 Responses to “Voyage sans passeport”

  1. Neil Bates

    Great blog post! This is why Europeana was created – you never know what treasure you may rediscover next. Just one small correction, the link to Europeana is broken – can this be fixed? Thanks!

    • A.L. McMichael

      Thanks, Neil, for the comment. The link should be working now.

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