Squeeze Collection

The CNERS department at UBC has over 1,000 squeezes in its collection. A “squeeze” is a copy of an inscription made with wet filter paper that is pounded into the inscription with a horsehair brush. Once the filter paper has dried, it has an exact copy of the inscription.

We also have a number of “epigraphical maps” that detail how the archaeologists worked with the fragmented pieces of inscriptions to determine how they fit together, along with some letters about the collection.

Our project will ensure that the digital copies of these inscriptions are preserved and available for study. At the moment, we are working to organize and update our catalogue.

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