Collection Johnson MSS - John de Monins Johnson Negatives Collection

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Johnson MSS


John de Monins Johnson Negatives Collection


  • 1913-1914 (Creation)

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John de Monins Johnson was educated at Magdalen College School and Exeter College, Oxford. He was trained as a papyrologist and before his work at Antinoë he had excavated at Atfî. Most of Johnson's career was connected with Oxford University Press where he became Printer to the University in 1925. His excavations at Antinoë have never been published.

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313 black-and-white glass negatives made during the excavation of Antinoë (modern el-Sheikh Ibâda, opposite el-Ashmûnein, in Middle Egypt) in 1913-14 by John de Monins Johnson for the Graeco-Roman branch of the Egypt Exploration Society. The negatives are not accompanied by any supporting written records or descriptions of the photographed objects.

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  • Some images included in the archaeological report published in <i>JEA</i> 1 (1914), 168-81 figs. pls. xxii-xxvi.
  • Some negatives published online with the catalogue on the Griffith Institute website:

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  • Shelf: 0921