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Letter from James Stewart in Balikesir re their progress on the excavation of a cemetery at Yortan and on W. Lamb's dig at Kusura, Sandıklı, Afyon, 24 to 26 May 1936

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

Scope and Contents

Dated pp. 1-4 'May 24', pp. 5-8 'May 25', pp. 8-12 'May 26', 1936. Written mostly in Balikesir but by P. 5, Stewart is in Kusura with Lamb's excavation, sometime after the 29th May.
Stewart gives an extremely detailed account of one week excavating graves at Yortan, in the valley of the river Bakırçay (Kaikos/Κάϊκος), north western Turkey.
He then gives a brief summary of progress so far at Kusura (Afyon).


  • 24 to 26 May 1936


6 leaf/leaves : paper

Language of Materials



Lamb, W. (1937). I.—Excavations at Kusura near Afyon Karahisar. Archaeologia, 86, 1-64.
David W. J. Gill. “‘A Rich and Promising Site’: Winifred Lamb (1894-1963), Kusura and Anatolian Archaeology.” Anatolian Studies, vol. 50, 2000, pp. 1–10.

Physical Description

6 leaves of paper with a printed header 'Balikesir Palas', handwritten in ink.

Repository Details

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