New archive online
Since October 2014 our volunteers have been hard at work scanning the thousands of object cards in our Lucy Gura Archive and, while many remain to be scanned, to date over 10,000 cards have now been digitized. This last week we have been uploading these scans to our Flickr feed, and are delighted to present the entire Tell el-Amarna (1921-36) object card collection, as well as Amara West (1937-39, 1947-49), Armant (1928-29), the Nubian Sondage Survey (1960-61), and Buhen (1958-64). We also have the entire Sawama (1914) tomb card collection, and the majority of our small watercolours are also available for browsing too. Many of the latter collection were painted by Howard Carter and Marcus Blackden as part of the Society’s Archaeological Survey of Egypt and date to the late 19th Century, as well as others by Rosalind Paget and Alice Carthew for the Society’s Deir el-Bahari excavations.
All of the material has been scanned by our volunteers and staff and you will find them credited on each album. Each scan is named its archival reference code to allow researchers to use the scanned images in their research and request higher resolution images for publication.
We were delighted to see yesterday on social media that a few of you had already spotted these new uploads – before we even had time to launch them here! And it was great to see that The Egypt Centre in Swansea has already made use of them to identify some items in their collections.
The Flickr feed will continue to be added to as more material is digitized so keep an eye open in the future for more archive treasures.