Media library

and image database of the Department of Prehistory and Early History

The discipline of Prehistory and Early History, like all archaeological sciences, is an image-based science: students, teachers and researchers use image media of all kinds in seminar papers, lectures and publications.

Accordingly, the Department of Prehistory and Early History has an extensive digital image database, which is accessible online and free of charge. Currently, the ever-growing image collection comprises about 13,000 high-quality records (incl. mainly photographs, drawings, and maps) which are also linked to the relevant metadata (e.g. period classification, geographic location, and source genre) in order to facilitate your image-search.


Instructions for using the UFG-image database:

Where can I find the image database and how do I get the access data?
• The image database can be accessed here.
• The access data are indicated on posters at the entrance door of the seminar and in the library. Alternatively, the access data can be requested in the media library.

How do I proceed if I do not find the required image in GöPix?
• Scans of images can be ordered online using the order form. Please send the completed form to the responsible contact person (see below).
• Alternatively, order forms can be handed in to the library staff in person. Paper forms are available there.

How long does the process take?
• The media library needs one week for normal orders throughout the lecture period. Smaller orders can also be processed on short notice if agreed upon by the media library staff.
• Please keep in mind that during the scanning procedure, the books containing the requested images will be temporarily unavailable in the department library.

Who is responsible for the image database?
• Contact person is Franziska Waßmann (

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