Collection Nagel MSS - Georges Nagel Collection

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Nagel MSS


Georges Nagel Collection


  • 1920s-1930s (Creation)

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Extent and medium

2 albums in 2 boxes

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Name of creator


Biographical history

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.

Archival history

Part of the estate of G. Nagel.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by his widow, Madame G. Nagel, in 1958.

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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.

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Kept as received.

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Conditions governing access

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

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright IFAO, Cairo.

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  • French

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Photographs have silvered around the edges.

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Existence and location of originals

These are the original prints; the negatives may be in the IFAO in Cairo.

Existence and location of copies

Not known.

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Publication note

  • Some published in B. Bruyère's reports on Deir el-Medîna.

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