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Nuzi, Iraq expedition records
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- Nuzi, Iraq expedition records
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- The Harvard-Baghdad School Expedition (American Schools of Oriental Research, A.S.O.R) was sent to Excavate Nuzi near Kirkuk in Iraq. The expedition members consisted of staff from the Fogg Museum of Art, the Harvard Semitic Museum, and A.S.O.R., Baghad. Excavations commenced in 1927-1928. From 1929 to 1931, the University Museum extended financial aid and the services of a helper, C.Bache, in return for his field training. Very few records pertaining to this excavation are available in the Museum’s Archives, probably reflecting the Museum’s limited participation. Where possible, a chronological order was imposed on the Near East records.
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The Harvard-Baghdad School Expedition (American Schools of Oriental Research, A.S.O.R) was sent to Excavate Nuzi near Kirkuk in Iraq. The expedition members consisted of staff from the Fogg Museum of Art, the Harvard Semitic Museum, and A.S.O.R., Baghad. Excavations commenced in 1927-1928, and were directed that season by E. Chiera (Professor of Assriology at the University of Pennsylvania and Field Director at A.S.O.R., Baghdad) who, in 1925, had excavated portions of the small mounds there (c.f. the Photograph Album Nuzi, 1925: Fieldnotes). Pfeiffer (Harvard University) resumed the work for the next season, 1928-1929. For the following two seasons, 1929 to 1931, R.F.S. Starr (Fogg Museum of Art) continued excavation as director. During this period, the University Museum extented financial aid and the services of a helper, C. Bache, in return for his field training.
Scope and Contents
Where possible, a chronological order was imposed on the Near East records. Photographs were retained with the documents when they directly referred to content. Otherwise, the photographic collections hold material relating to excavations, objects, and travel photographs (see inventory). Large maps and drawings, when available are kept in the Oversize collections, and watercolors, small prints and drawings are in the Print Cabinet (see inventories).
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Finding aid prepared by K. Moreau
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Controlled Access Headings
- American School of Oriental Research in Baghdad.
- University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
- Field notes
- Photographic prints
- Kirkūk (Iraq)
- Bache, Charles, 1902-1942
- Chiera, Edward, 1885-1933
- Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975
- Excavations (Archaeology)