Moving the Tchalenko Archive

Thanks to the volunteers and Dr Marlena Whiting for their help moving the Georges Tchalenko Archive to the Archive Room (7.50 m of boxes + 4 boxes of slides and card records transported down five staircases – this Georgian building has no lift!). There is increasing interest in this archive, so we have moved it to be more accessible to researchers.

Georges Tchalenko was a Russian-born archaeologist who carried out research and survey work in Syria between 1934-1975 on behalf of the French Institute in Beirut.

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The archive includes research notes, photographs, letters and notebooks – a fascinating record of sites and monuments as they stood over half a century ago.

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About Archaeology Archives Administrator

Researchers in the archives of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. Home of the Historic Environment Image Resource. Passionate about old photographs and fresh biscuits.
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