Photographic archive of expedition to Iraq 1919-1920

By Mary Fisk|March 25, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Archival collections, Art and Archaeology|0 comments

Photographs of James Breasted’s photographs documenting his journeys through the Near East in the period immediately following the First World War to record archaeological sites for the Oriental Institute (University of Chicago) have recently been added to the Oriental Institutes’s open-access photographic archive.

Click here to go to the photographic archive page on the Oriental Institute’s website

Clicking on the map allows you to select a site from those visited by Breasted on the 1919-1920 expedition and then to scan through the photographs of individual excavations and monuments .

Sites visited on the 1919 – 1920 expedition are Giza, Cairo, Suez, Luxor, Aleppo, Beirut, Damascus, Khorsabad, Mosul, Deir ez-Zor, Nineveh, Nimrud, Anah, Baghdad and Basra

The Oriental Institute photographic archive contain in total over 1,800 photographs and also includes collections on “Egypt, Iran, Iraq and Sudan”, “Persepolis and Ancient Iran” and from Breasted’s earlier expedition to Egypt and the Sudan between 1905 and 1907

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