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Mycenae 1952 F. H. S., 1952-1953

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/1/1/42
Mycenae 1952 F. H. S.
Mycenae 1952 F. H. S.

Scope and Contents

1952 Excavation Notebook for Grave Circle tests, City Wall test, Tsekoura tests compiled by Frank Stubbings. Daily account of test trench excavation, includes a trench plan of Tsekouratest trench 6 at ff. 29-30, a draft and second attempt of triangulation of Rhyton Well on ff. 31-32. Some papse notes included, as well as a sketched whimsical reconstruction of a three story Mycenaean palace building on f. 33.v and 34r. At the back of the notebook there is a grid record of zembilia (basket) numbers, arranged by site location, and notes on cataloguing small finds by material type. Crossed out list of photographs on end paper.


  • Creation: 1952-1953



1 notebook(s) (1 notebook)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Green cloth cover (Heffer's notebook), handwritten in ink and pencil, 17.5 x 19.5 cm. Foliated to f. 48. In total ff. 106. Half the notebook is unused. ff. 29-30 completely separated from the text block, removed and placed in separate folder, as the fore edge of the bifolium is damaged. Fragile. Text block as a whole starting to detach from binding.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Previous reference 'Mycenae Archive' x047 Birmingham transfer, Brown Curver Crate


The whimsical sketch on ff. 33v - 34r would be an evocative item for exhibition.

Repository Details

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

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