George Reisner Dug Elsewhere Too!

May 6, 2009


George A. Reisner (1867-1942), photographed on June 26, 1933.

George A. Reisner (1867-1942), photographed on June 26, 1933.

Although our Giza Archives work focuses on one archaeological site alone, it’s worth remembering that George A. Reisner dug no less than 23 sites up and down the Nile, in Egypt and Nubia (ancient Sudan). From 1908 to 1910 he even directed excavations at Samaria on behalf of Harvard University. A new Web site at Harvard showcases this work, along with many other expeditions around the world. Called “Expeditions & Discoveries: Sponsored Exploration and Scientific Discovery in the Modern Age,” it is an excellent example of assembling long inaccessible documentation online for all the world to study. The new collection offers important—often unique—historical resources for students of anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, botany, geography, geology, medicine, oceanography, and zoology. The collection includes digitized copies of more than 250,000 pages from 700 books and serials, as well as 50,000 pages from Harvard’s manuscript collections, more than 1,200 photographs, 200 maps, 21 atlases, and numerous drawings and prints.


One Response to “George Reisner Dug Elsewhere Too!”

  1. mercerd Says:

    interesting material, where such topics do you find? I will often go

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