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Lists of Attributes

Search for monuments using the lists of attributes

The right column of the navigational boxes contains eight lists of attributes as drop-down menus which can be used to search for monuments according to specific characteristics.
Class: kind of monument
Type: (construction) type of a monument or respectively part of a monument
Material: material used for the monument
Present condition: actual state of a monument
Original: possibility of differentiating between original and replica
Number: number of monuments or parts of a monument
First state: condition of a monument on discovery
Reason: the reason for a monument being known in the Renaissance

For example, on searching the database for all the registered sarcophagi, leave the name search box empty and select sarcophagus in the drop-down menu of the attribute list Type.
A search for [sarcophagus] using the name search box would only list those entries which contain the term in the Name or Alias. There would be lesser hits in the result than if searching via the attribute list drop down menus.

N.B.: If one searches for a monument according to a specific type, material or kind etc. it is recommended to use the attribute lists drop-down menus.

The search can also be restricted to several simultaneously linked attributes: By selecting Class: architecture, Type: temple, Material: marble, the list of resulting hits comprises all the temples built wholly or partly in marble.

By using the Boolean operators boxes accompanying the list of attributes, the search can be constructed by linking – using and – or negating – using not; or searches for data records in which at least one of the terms is contained.

When searching for AND Class: architecture, AND Type: temple, NOT Present condition: destroyed, the result will be a list of all the temples which are not destroyed.

N.B.: The Boolean operator box is automatically set on and.

When browsing within an attribute field the search can be narrowed down further in the following way: Browsing for Type: temple exacts a result list of all monuments of the type temple. If you wish to additionally limit the search within the result list of hits with a further attribute within the attribute field Type then activate the check box within search and select a new attribute from the list, e.g. sanctuary: The result comprises all monuments that belong to both the type temple and also to the type sanctuary.

N.B.: The search results can only be narrowed down once.

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