Life on a dig in the 1900s

The period around 1900 was one of the most productive for Egyptian Archaeology, with major figures such as John Garstang and Flinders Petrie carrying out large and important fieldwork projects on some of the most important archaeological sites in the Nile Valley. However, the story of how these pioneers lived and worked in sometimes very out-of-the way places is just as fascinating as that of the ancient remains they were digging up. This illustrated talk will use original photos and letters from this period to bring to life the ways in which they were able to create homes from home in the deserts of Egypt.
Talk by Steven Snape, University of Liverpool.

Part of our Evening Talks Programme

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