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Mycenae 1952 George Huxley, 1952

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/1/1/40
Mycenae 1952 George Huxley
Mycenae 1952 George Huxley

Scope and Contents

1952 Excavation Notebook for Prehistoric Cemetery East, primarily graves 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, compiled by George Huxley, who took over the area from Alan Hunter. Daily account of excavation, written in block capitals in pencil, with sketch plans and section drawings, interspersed with long-form summaries of progress to date in ink. Logs a sequential record of baskets and corresponding small finds numbers, recording which small finds were moved to the Apotheke (store room). At close of excavation, Huxley visited Olympia and recorded Greek inscriptions on ff. 23-25.
3 inserts: 1 paper foreign exchange receipt in Greek dated 15/07/1952 for George Huxley for £30
1 leaf featuring verses of 2 Greek demotic songs from the early 1950s
1 leaf with a poem/song in dialect Greek with elements of katharevousa Greek (from 1830s-1840s), song lyrics for '45 Lemon Trees' (1947) and a doodle drawing of 'Billy's Big Bugle', a stirrup jar inscribed in Linear B which was discovered by Lord William Taylour (MYC01:]e--ra, ka-ta-ro).


  • 1952



1 notebook(s) (1 notebook)

3 item(s) (3 inserts)

Language of Materials


Greek, Modern (1453-)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Black weatherproof cover (Alwych notebook), handwritten in ink and pencil, 11.5 x 18 cm Foliated to f. 25, ff. 132 in total, including 2 detached folios which remain in situ at end. Vast majority of notebook unused. 3 inserts - 2 are ripped-out folios of this notebook, handwritten in ink and pencil; 1 leaf of printed paper with handwritten comments via a carbon copy.

Custodial History

No previous 'Mycenae Archive' reference Birmingham transfer, Brown Curver Crate


The song '45 Lemon Trees' was originally written in 1947 by Kostas Roukounas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Cambridge: Faculty of Classics Archives Repository

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