4 Presenting Biskupin Online

To present this rich and multi-aspectual set of documentation, the Poznań team chose to present the preserved archives as a complex www page with several sub-pages, arranged as a photo gallery. The gallery is preceded by the basic information on the site, its location and topography (using the interactive model of the reconstructed settlement, linked with photos of its main parts), as well as on Archaeological Preserve which functions there today. This map based approach allows for good data visualisation and easy public access.

The gallery itself consists of a choice of 218 photos that have been chosen out of a set of ca 1,500 items. They have been classified thematically into 11 topics. Several text documents create the source background information to the gallery. They are available in their original form to illustrate the different aspects of the excavation campaigns:

The photo gallery and the field photo index are correlated by a number of links so that the user can move from the photo to its item in the index and vice versa. When browsing the index, one can move to any of the photos in the gallery as their entries are marked with a blue dot. Similarly, when browsing the gallery, one can quickly check the index entry of the chosen photo.

In many cases, the text from the index entries has been quoted as a caption in the gallery while it often contains the specific touch of the 1930s language (that, of course, is valid only for the Polish version). Such quotations have been signified by using italics. All these materials give multifarious insight into the meaning of the discovery and research of the Biskupin site. Thanks to the permission of the copyright holder - Poznań Archaeological Museum, all photos and other graphical materials have been made available for the users as high-resolution downloads (300 ppi).


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