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The project CASIS (“Cataloguing and fruition of South Arabian inscriptions through an informatic support”) was created with the aim of spreading the knowledge and the study of the ancient Yemen civilization and culture through the information technology. The objective was the digital cataloguing of the south Arabian inscriptions preserved in the Yemeni museums. In three years (2006-2009) more than 700 inscriptions from the Yemeni museums have been put on the CSAI website (, most of which were not published and thus hitherto unknown to scholars. Thanks to the collaboration between the Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche del Mondo Antico (University of Pisa), Signum (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa), the University of Sana, the University of Dhamar, the University of Aden and the General Organization of Antiquities and Museums of Yemen (GOAM), thee epigraphic collections hosted in the following museums were inventoried: Baynun Museum, Dhamar Regional Museum, Dhamar University Museum, Aden National Museum, Aden University Museum, Zinjibar Museum, Sana University Museum, Sana Military Museum, Ibb Museum.
Information and pictures of the museums are published in Arabia Felix (, a brand new site published by our research group in April 2009 as a result of the CASIS dissemination activity.

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