Source code for the Portable Antiquities Scheme website and Database
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A repository for the current generation of the Portable Antiquities Scheme Website. A British Museum project that encourages the voluntary recording of archaeological artefacts found by the public in England and Wales. A working version of this software can be seen at and comprehensive instructions about how to install a copy can be found in the wiki.


Operating system requirements:

  • PHP 5.2+
  • Solr 4.2
  • MySQL 5+
  • APC Cache
  • Curl
  • ImageMagick
  • GD
  • PDO

PHP libraries

  • Zend Framework 1.12+
  • Solarium 2
  • ZendX_JQuery
  • HTMLPurifier
  • EasyBib
  • Tcpdf

Development team

The Scheme is also grateful for the contributions of Richard Wareham.


The codebase is released under GPL.



Funded by

  • The Heritage Lottery Fund
  • The DCMS
  • The Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • The British Museum