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The Manar al-Athar digital archive, an open access photo archive based at the University of Oxford, provides high resolution, searchable and downloadable images for teaching, research, and publication. The digital archive is in continuous development and contains nearly 82,000 images. Strengths include Late Antiquity (250–750 AD), the period of transition from paganism to Christianity, and then to Islam, especially religious buildings (temples, churches, synagogues, mosques) and monumental art (including floor mosaics), early Islamic art (paintings, mosaics, relief sculpture), as well as Roman and early Islamic (Umayyad) architecture, and evidence of iconoclasm. Material is labelled in both English and Arabic to facilitate regional use, with the main instructions also available in some other languages.