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Mycenaean (Late Helladic, Helladic, Styles and Periods)

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

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2 slides: 6 Mycenaean pots and a map of their find site

Reference Code: GBR/3437/WDTR/3/1/3
Scope and Contents

2 slides, one a photograph of 6 Mycenaean pots, the other a map of Italy denoting 'where Mycenaean vases were found'. This material pertains to Lord Taylour's University of Cambridge thesis.

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GG 1966 Mycenae excavations , 1959-60, 1962, 1964, 1966 Mycenae small finds, 1959 - 1966

Reference Code: GBR/3437/WDTR/3/2/13
Scope and Contents

An overview of the entire excavation process of Mycenae under Lord Taylour's direction, encompassing images of archaeologists at work (and sleeping!), objects uncovered, excavated wall portions and panomarmic landscape views. Also included are behind-the-scenes footage of the team entertaining themselves, with parties amidst the ruins, and roasting sheep and dancing in the Lion Tomb.

Dates: 1959 - 1966
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GH (L) various years, Mycenae pottery, 1962 - 1966

Reference Code: GBR/3437/WDTR/3/2/14
Scope and Contents

This file records ceramic pottery excavated by Lord Taylour in Mycenae and Nauplio between 1962-1964.

Dates: 1962 - 1966
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KF 1959 H. Stephanos, 1959 Mycenae, 1959

Reference Code: GBR/3437/WDTR/3/2/33
Scope and Contents

This file presents images from Lord Taylour's excavation of Mycenae in 1959, providing both synoptic and more detailed views of the excavatory process, including site plans, images of objects found in situ, wall sections, recesses, ramps, and the Cyclopean Walls of Midea, as well as views of landscapes, churches and the Mycenaean Citadel. There is also a handwritten index card at the front providing information on Lord Taylour's filing system.

Dates: 1959
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KH 1960 H. Stephanos , 1960 Mycenae, 1960

Reference Code: GBR/3437/WDTR/3/2/34
Scope and Contents

In 1960 Lord Taylour excavates at Mycenae. This file shows a range of views of the excavatory process, including finds in their findspots, partially excavated walls, corridor rooms, plaster layers, ramps, site plans, as well as various images of ceramic pottery and images taken from inside the Treasury of Atreus. There are also slides of the Theatre of Epidaurus and a handwritten index card at the front providing information on Lord Taylour's filing system.

Dates: 1960
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L Miscellaneous Ireland and Greece 1958-1959, 1958 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/3437/WDTR/3/2/35
Scope and Contents

This file holds slides from locations across Ireland, Scotland and Greece, including Headfort, Carton, Marathon, Mycenae, Tiryns, Athens and Hymettus. Featured in this album are images of Lord Taylour's mother's and father's graves, views of gardens, trees and plants, panoramic landscapes and mountain ranges, family, friends and dogs, perspectives of Headfort House, as well as monumental archaeological remains at Mycenae, Marathon, Tiryns and Athens.

Dates: 1958 - 1972
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MB 1962 Mycenae, 1962

Reference Code: GBR/3437/WDTR/3/2/40
Scope and Contents

This file charters Lord Taylour's excavations at Mycenae in 1962, including site plans, images of objects discovered in situ, and the excavatory process in general. Images of trenches, plastered walls, progress made, ceramic pottery and rooms uncovered all ensue, as well images of donkeys by one of the grave circles and workers eating breakfast.

Dates: 1962
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Mycenae Jan 1959 (and Land rover group 1958), Marathon, Athens, Tiryns, 1958 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/3437/WDTR/3/5/7
Scope and Contents

This file encompasses photographs of ancient Greek architectural remains (such as the tholos-tomb of Marathon and the Treasury of Atreus of Mycenae) in Mycenae, Marathon, Athens and Tiryns, also featuring photographs of the Land Rover group.

Dates: 1958 - 1959
 Sub-Series

Mycenae Photography summary lists

Reference Code: GBR/3437/WDTR/1/9
Scope and Contents

These are the summary lists for every photo taken, in every excavation and photography year. The lists give a description of the image, its negative number and its excavation number, including both black-and-white prints and sometimes colour slides.

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Mycenae pottery

Reference Code: GBR/3437/WDTR/3/1/2
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Papers of Lord William Desmond Taylour (1904 - 1989) hold a considerable amount of photographic material - predominantly positive 35mm colour transparencies (slides) - taken during his many travels home and abroad throughout his life. The images feature not just archaeological topics but also a sweeping range of themes and locations, often with a contemporary anthropological perspective. Administrative records date mainly to Taylour's tenure as Director of the British Mycenae...