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Greek workman Manuli excavating the dromos of a chamber tomb, 1921-06

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/3/1/1/23
Greek workman Manuli excavating the dromos of a chamber tomb
Greek workman Manuli excavating the dromos of a chamber tomb

Scope and Contents

Boëthius wrote on v. in pencil, 'Manuli MYK June 1921'.
'Manuli' is an unusual diminutive of a forename in modern Greek. It may be that this is a portrait of Manoles Chatzipetrou of Naxos. His name is written with an omega in Greek and it may have been transcribed by Boethius with an 'u'. Manoles is singled out for mention in Wace, A. J. B. (1923). § VI.—The Campaign of 1923. The Annual of the British School at Athens, 25, 5–8, p. 5, 'a veteran digger, who has worked for many years at Corinth for the American School and at many famous excavations, such as the Acropolis of Athens and Delphi. His skill was constantly in demand for all delicate work'.
Manoles is holding a pick in one hand and a lit cigarette in the other. On account of the ripped knees in his trouser legs, his bare knees rest on the rubble of the dromos.


  • 1921-06



2 photographic print(s) (2 photographs)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Part i: H. 13.3 x W. 9.5 cm Part ii: H. 13.4 x W. 9.2 cm


Reference J 55

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