About

Unlocking the history of ancient cultures with Artificial Intelligence and other cutting edge technologies. That is the mission of Aincient. Our focus lies on ancient Egypt since the founder of Aincient,  Heleen Wilbrink, is an Egyptologist, and on Dutch archives.

More discoveries will be made when all resources, such as museum collections, archives, publications, maps and ancient texts, will be available online and can be easily searched. This might seem easy, but is a huge task. Fortunately, major collections have been digitized and digital humanities has become popular over the last years. But still many collections need to be digitized and sources that are already digitized are not used to their full potential. The problem is that the datasets are not standardized and that they are not connected. They are isolated silos.

We create smart search platforms that connect different datasets by initiating partnerships with the leading tech companies and cultural institutions in the world and are very proud to be working together with Picturae, Sioux Technologies, and the Dutch National Archives. We are grateful for the help and work of multiple international museum collection such as the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities and the Metropolitan Museam of Art, international universities such as Leiden University, the SIDN Fund, Google, Goldmund, Wyldebeast & Wunderliebe, and SynerScope, during the creation of Cleo, the AI Egyptology platform, and its earlier prototype.

Heleen Wilbrink photoHeleen Wilbrink

aincient B.V., KvK Amsterdam 69939020, Amstelkade 151-1, 1078 AW Amsterdam, The Netherlands, +31(0)612335651