Author Archives: Renasha Khan

Stuart Piggott’s Letters from India and Tibet

In October of last year, an opportunity arose to examine the archive of Stuart Piggott. Having had long-standing interests in archaeology and history (especially in those relating to India and South Asia), I eagerly took the chance to explore documents … Continue reading

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The Burning of Judas

So it seems this lantern slide, taken from the Myres collection, has caused more than a little concern! This is not, I repeat, NOT an actual hanging man, but in fact an effigy for an Easter-time ritual. This picture shows … Continue reading

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Horrors from the archives: the early days

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There was a time when the Archive collection was a mere twinkle in the eyes of Kat and Sally. Housed in a few rooms in the institute were collections of manuscripts, photos, loose letters and even boxes of bones! Without … Continue reading

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Myres Family portraits

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The exact date of these is unknown, but they are definitely an extraordinary variety of family portraits for the late Victorian era. This is J. L. Myres and his family playing dress-up with exotic and unusual costumes gathered from the … Continue reading

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Cyprus, Malta and other travels

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All images © Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford

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