Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dinner in the Tomb


For decades a print of this photograph hung on the wall just inside the door of the Research Archives.

TitleOriental Institute
ViewEgyptian Dinner 1
SeriesII: Buildings and Grounds
DescriptionArchaeologists dining in the tomb of Ramses XI, Valley of the Kings (Wadi al-Biban al-Muluk) near Luxor, Egypt. The empty chair at the head of the table is that of Lord Carnarvon who took the picture. From left to right: Dr. James Breasted, Harry Burton, Alfred Lucas, Arthur Callender, Arthur Mace, Howard Carter, and Sir Alan Gardiner.
Subject TermsBreasted, James Henry, 1865-1935 | Carter, Howard, 1874-1939 | Mace, Arthur Cruttenden, 1874-1928 | Gardiner, Alan Henderson, Sir, 1879-1963 | Lucas, Alfred, 1867-1945 | Burton, Harry, 1879-1940
PhotographerCarnarvon, George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, 5th Earl of, 1866-1923
Photograph DateUndated
Physical FormatPhotographic prints; 11.1 x 16.6 cm
CollectionArchival Photographic Files
RepositoryUniversity of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center
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1 comment:

Foy said...

And continues to hang there until this very day!