BIEA holds a large collection of unpublished documents, records, notes and images collected by a variety of researchers. These records are currently being reorganized and are available for consultation by interested researchers.

BIEA - Aluka Digital Archive

In addition, the BIEA has recently begun digitizing many of these records in association with the JSTOR-based charity Aluka. Consequently, BIEA records from a number of important historic and archaeological sites can now be accessed via the Aluka website Researchers using BIEA computers have free access to Aluka’s entire archive. In addition, the BIEA’s Digital Archive can be accessed directly via our research computers on request.

The BIEA – Aluka digital archive contains records from the following sites/regions:

  • Aksum, Ethiopia
  • Kilwa, Tanzania
  • Engaruka, Tanzania
  • Somalia