Collection Meyer MSS - Meyer Photographs Collection

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Meyer MSS


Meyer Photographs Collection


  • 1912-1913 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

7 box files

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Name of creator


Biographical history

German historian and chronologer. Born, Hamburg 1855. Died, 1930. Trained historian. One of the leading Near Eastern historians of his time. Devised the first modern chronology for ancient Near Eastern civilisations.

Archival history

Acquired by Sir A. H. Gardiner.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by Sir A. H. Gardiner in 1962.

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Scope and content

Photographs of foreigners as represented on various Egyptian monuments.

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System of arrangement

Kept as received.

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Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions. Consultation only.

Conditions governing reproduction

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Language of material

  • German

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No problems.

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Existence and location of originals

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Existence and location of copies

Except for the sets in the notes and Sackler Library, not known.

Related units of description

Griffith Institute Archive:

  • Berlin Academy photographs of Edfu, Konosso, Saqqara, and various Nubian temples, part of the Gardiner MSS.

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Publication note

  • E. Meyer, <i>Fremdvölkerdarstellungen altägyptischer Denkmäler. Sammlung photographischer Aufnahmen aus den Jahren 1912-1913</i> (1913).

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  • Shelf: 0207