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Letter from James Stewart in Ankara re securing dig permits, assessing Hittite finds and visiting Hittite sites, 13 to 15 January 1936

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/24/12

Scope and Contents

Addressed 'Ankara', dated 13 January 1936. Stewart writes of the difficulties of securing dig permits and the cordial welcome of Hamid Zubain Bey, who showed him finds from Hüyük which are described as 'sensational' and of which he makes some small pen sketches. He describes the pottery and his and Bittel's opinions upon it. Hamid Zubain also took Stewart to the site of AhlatLibel.


  • Creation: 13 to 15 January 1936



5 leaf/leaves : paper

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Physical Description

5 leaves of paper, printed with the header of the 'Hotel Bellevue Palace, Ankara', handwritten in ink. Minor foxing on the paper.


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Repository Details

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