Overview

In western Greece (Epirus, Aitoloakarnania and northwestern Peloponnesus) and in Cyprus, which are at the frontiers of the historic Muslim – Ottoman world, as well as in southeastern Italy which is its western European border, a large amount of evidence exists that documents the history of a multicultural society. The cultural heritage traces of the Muslim – Ottoman community are of special interest. The heritage traces consist of monuments, urban and religious buildings, handicraft, fine art objects and documents, which can be found in various locations. They have not as yet been given their proper historical due with regard to the international rules and regulations for administering and preserving cultural heritage as the world’s cultural property.

On the other hand, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are a part of almost every human activity and their use allows basic and applied research results to be quickly introduced to products and services, such as cultural heritage and education. This website is one of the deliverables of the ‘Elevating and Safeguarding Culture Using Tools of the Information Society: Dusty traces of the Muslim culture, ESCUTIS’ project, under the measure 3.2: ‘protection, reformation, planning and management of the cultural heritage’, priority axis ‘integrated and sustainable management of cultural and natural resources and of landscapes and risk management’, Archimed programme of the Community initiative INTERREG III, STRAND B.