Boëthius, Carl Axel, 1889-1969 (archaeologist)
Boëthius was born in Arvika, Sweden. He attended Uppsala University, completing his PhD in 1918 and teaching at the university from 1921-1925, during which period he also excavated at Mycenae. In 1925 he became the first director of the Swedish Institute in Rome, until July 1957. His academic specialism was Etruscan archaeology and he was professor at Gotëborg University from 1934 until 1955, when he retired to Italy.
Found in 61 Collections and/or Records:
This photo was not posed but taken as the men were entirely focused on digging. The figure closest to the viewer is out of focus, mid shovel swing.
Boëthius wrote on v. in pencil, '505 E. side of the road - MYK 14 juni 1921'.
In four days, from the point the images in MCNE/3/1//20 and MCNE/3//1/21 had been photographed on 14 June, an impressively deep trench has been vigorously excavated. Supporting struts span the trench.
Boëthius wrote on v. in pencil, ;505 W. (door) side of the road - MYK 19 juni 1921'.
Boëthius wrote on v. in pencil,'507 foto, facing N. MYK 30 june 1921'.
Boëthius wrote on v. in pencil, '507 (the roof) foto facing N. MK 29 june 1921'.
Boëthius wrote on v. in pencil, '508 Foto facing N. MYK. 29-VI-21'.
Boethius wrote on v. in red ink, 'Myk 22, 524, Finis: shaft grave wholly exc. Fine knee-up position. To the right the shallow pit'.
Boëthius wrote on v. in red ink, 'Myk 22, 524 Scen 4. Greek wall and shaft'.
The contact print reveals on the right-hand border an inscription on the negative, ' MYK/22 524 Fr Dromos' (transliterated from mix of Latin and Greek script).
Boëthius wrote on v. in black ink, '533 Myk 22'.