The Laboratory of Studies on the Ancient City, established in early 2006, aims to deepen and disseminate studies on the Greek society through spatial analyses of the ancient city. Located in the Museum of Archeology and Ethnology of the University of São Paulo (MAE-USP), Labeca is associated to the thematic projects "City and Territory in Ancient Greece: spatial organization and society" and "The organization of the khóra: The Greek city and its hinterland", both funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).
Labeca gathers teachers, students, technicians and researchers who develop works on the ancient Greek cities as well as Punic and Indigenous ones, following several lines of complementary research, guided by the laboratory’s major projects.
One of our aims is to spread the knowledge produced in Labeca to a broad public, from academic experts to schoolteachers. For this purpose, we use a wide range of approaches, from video documentaries to scientific articles, made by the lab’s staff.
We have a diverse collection of materials on the ancient city, created by our researchers, including images, videos, maps, city plans, literary sources and bibliographical material. In 2013 this diversified collection will be available online through. , the lab’s unified database, which will be presented in 2013 by this website, will allow that information about many cities of ancient Greece may be consulted, providing Brazilian academics and the general public with a deeper understanding of the Greek world in antiquity.
This site has no lucrative aims and is totally dedicated to scientific divulgation.
Labeca - MAE/USP
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