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Pictures and Poetry of the Himalayas

Two days ago, we discovered a small box of lantern slides in the archive, which had previously escaped our notice.   The unprepossessing brown cardboard cover with pencil markings revealed six stunningly beautiful images of the Himalayas and Baltoro glacier. … Continue reading

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City in the Sand

As we were scanning a box on Roman sites around the Mediterranean this image of Leptis Magna sprang out at us. Located directly on the sea in what is now Libya, Leptis Magna rose to become one of the great … Continue reading

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Thank you!

A big thank you to Dr Brendan O’Connor for his generous gift. We look forward to using the donation for conserving and cataloguing part of our Christopher Hawkes archive relating to his work in Bronze Age archaeology. Professor Christopher Hawkes … Continue reading

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Martyn Jope and the history of archaeological science

Professor Martyn Jope of the Queen’s University, Belfast was active in the promotion of archaeological science. He was one of a group of scholars who developed and promoted research in radiocarbon dating, DNA analysis, collagen and molecular archaeology. Our small … Continue reading

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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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