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Lamb, Winifred, 1894-1963 (archaeologist and museum curator)



Lamb participated in excavations at Mycenae, Sparta and Macedonia in Greece and then directed excavations at Thermi on the Greek island of Lesbos 1929-1933. She excavated at Kusara in Turkey in 1936 and1937 and contributed to the foundation of the British School of Archaeology at Ankara, acting as its Honorary Secretary 1948-1957. Lamb began work in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge in 1918. She was Honorary Keeper of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the Fitzwilliam from 1920-1958. In this role she appraised and catalogued the collections, arranged new displays - particularly of prehistoric and Cycladic material - and augmented the museum's holdings through acquisition, including donating antiquities, especially pottery and bronzes, from her own collection. She also published and lectured extensively.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


Excavations at Mycenae Daybook 1922, 1922

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/1/1/14
Scope and Contents

Director's Daybook for 1922, focused on excavation of the Chamber Tombs., compiled by A. J. B. Wace, W. Lamb (based on handwriting) and possibly further contributors. Records arrivals and departures and includes sketch plans.
Lists of finds for Tombs 526, 529, 519, 530, 525, 518, 520, 514, 521, 523, 524, 532, 512, Tomb of Aegisthus, Epano Phournos Tholos, Perfect Tholos and Tomb of Clytemnestra.

Dates: 1922

Mycenae 1921 W. Lamb, 1921

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/1/1/11
Scope and Contents

Excavation Notebook for 1921 compiled by W. Lamb for the Ramp House and Palace. Contains daily excavation notes and sketch plans, including an annotated sketch in colour pencil on f. 8v of the floor of the Palace court.
AJBW has also used the notebook on ff. 14-15 for notes on whole pots in Nauplion Museum, Cyclopean Terrace Building and Tomb 514.

Dates: 1921

Mycenae 1922 W. Lamb, 1922

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/1/1/17
Scope and Contents 1922 Excavation Notebook compiled by W. Lamb for Chamber Tombs 515, 520, 518, 525, 523, 514, 526, 519, 527, 537, 533 and trial trenches on Kalkani Hill. Indexed at the front. Includes plans, diagrams, drawings of pottery sherds (pp. 32-33), a contour map (p. 52) and section drawings of the blocked up doorways to chamber tombs prior to their opening (pp. 18, 38, 39, 41, 48-51). Many diagrams were pasted in, having been first drawn on plain paper or tracing paper (see pp. 32-33). Small Finds...
Dates: 1922