Berlin Academy Photographs Collection
- c. 1912 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
9 boxes and 7 box files
Name of creator
All in the possession of Sir A. H. Gardiner.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
The majority of the photographs were presented by Sir A. H. Gardiner during his lifetime, the rest were part of his bequest.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Photographs of Abû Simbel, Amâda, Bîga, Dâbôd, el-Dakka, Dendûr, Edfu, Gammai, Gebel Addala, Kalâbsha, Konosso, el-Maarraqa, "Meschek", Philae, Qar Ibrîm, Saqqâra, el-Sebua, and Tâfa (Gardiner MSS 9, 12, and 14). Photographs of foreigners (Meyer photographs in Gardiner papers).
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Kept as received
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions. Consultation only.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
See Gardiner catalogue for MSS 9, 12, and 14. Philae photographs, list made by Prof. F. Ll. Griffith, filed with the photographs. Philae and Edfu photographs were collated and annotated by Miss Bertha Porter.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Originals in Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften.
Existence and location of copies
Except those in the notes and Sackler Library, not known.
Related units of description
- No systematic publication, though individual photographs have occasionally been reproduced.
- For photographs of foreigners taken in 1912-1913, see Meyer photographs (E. Meyer, <i>Fremdvölkerdarstellungen altägyptischer Denkmäler. Sammlung photographischer Aufnahmen aus den Jahren 1912-1913</i> (1913)).