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Boëthius, Carl Axel, 1889-1969 (archaeologist)

 Person

Biography

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:

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Tomb 505, workmen excavating the dromos, 1921-06-14

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/3/1/1/20
Scope and Contents

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'.

Dates: 1921-06-14
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Tomb 505, workmen excavating the dromos, seen from above the trench, 1921-06-18

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/3/1/1/22
Scope and Contents

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'.

Dates: 1921-06-18
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Tomb 507, excavated skeleton in situ, facing north, 1921-06-30

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/3/1/1/26
Scope and Contents

Boëthius wrote on v. in pencil,'507 foto, facing N. MYK 30 june 1921'.

Dates: 1921-06-30
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Tomb 507, the excavated roof, view facing north, 1921-06-29

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/3/1/1/25
Scope and Contents

Boëthius wrote on v. in pencil, '507 (the roof) foto facing N. MK 29 june 1921'.

Dates: 1921-06-29
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Tomb 507, with shadow of A. J. B. Wace's hat on ground, 1921

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/3/1/1/24
Scope and Contents From the File: These photographs were first published in 1932 in Chamber Tombs at Mycenae (Society of Antiquaries: Archaeologia 82), as the thirteenth and concluding installment of the definitive report of the 1920-1923 excavations. A. J. B. Wace took many of the photographs himself on site during excavation. In 1920 Carl Blegen assisted him in this task and in 1921 and in 1922 C. A. Boëthius was Wace’s deputy photographer. In 1923 A. J. B. Wace supervised photography of finds...
Dates: 1921
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Tomb 508: the excavation, facing north, 1921-06

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/3/1/1/28
Scope and Contents From the File: These photographs were first published in 1932 in Chamber Tombs at Mycenae (Society of Antiquaries: Archaeologia 82), as the thirteenth and concluding installment of the definitive report of the 1920-1923 excavations. A. J. B. Wace took many of the photographs himself on site during excavation. In 1920 Carl Blegen assisted him in this task and in 1921 and in 1922 C. A. Boëthius was Wace’s deputy photographer. In 1923 A. J. B. Wace supervised photography of finds...
Dates: 1921-06
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Tomb 524, chamber, south pit and shallow hollow, 1922

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/3/1/1/36
Scope and Contents

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'.

Dates: 1922
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Tomb 524, Greek wall and shaft viewed from dromos, 1922

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/3/1/1/35
Scope and Contents

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).

Dates: 1922
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