Georges Nagel Collection
- 1920s-1930s (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
2 albums in 2 boxes
Name of creator
Swiss Egyptologist and Biblical scholar. Born, Verrières 1899. Died, Geneva 1956. Studied theology at Neuchâtel. Was taught hieroglyphs by G. Jéquier. Specialized in Old Testament Studies and Egyptology, studying in Berlin and Paris. Doctorate, 1929. Member of the IFAO excavation team working at Deir el-Medîna during 1927-9 and 1938-9, publishing a report and several articles on their work. Appointed to the chair in Hebrew and Old Testament Studies, Geneva, 1937. Administrator, Centre d'Études orientales, 1944. Published several important communications on religion.
Part of the estate of G. Nagel.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Presented by his widow, Madame G. Nagel, in 1958.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Two albums containing approximately 460 black and white photographs taken by various members of the IFAO team during excavations at Deir el-Medîna during the 1920s and 30s. Photographs interspersed with some notes and drawings.
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 IFAO, Cairo.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Photographs have silvered around the edges.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
These are the original prints; the negatives may be in the IFAO in Cairo.
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
- Some published in B. Bruyère's reports on Deir el-Medîna.