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About the SPHS BSA Image Collection

The SPHS photographic collection was amassed by The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies between 1891 and 1967 through the donation of images. It contained negatives, both glass and film in a variety of sizes, photographic prints and glass lantern slides. It contains both original and copy negatives. Index cards with small contact prints served as finding aids for the collection. It was designed as an image reference collection where images could be duplicated as either prints or slides and sold or lent to members.

The BSA SPHS Collection is part of the original SPHS photographic collection, selected by donors who were associated with the BSA or images of topographic interest, particularly in areas the BSA was known to have worked. The remainder of the extant SPHS collection went to the Hellenic Literary and Historical Archives (MIET-ELIA) in Athens. Documentation for this collection consists of 5 Negative registers (held in the SPHS offices in London), the published catalogues or accession lists of lantern slides in The Journal of Hellenic Studies, the Minute Book December 1949-January 1983 for the Photographic and Filmstrip Committee of the SPHS (held in the SPHS Library in London) and information contained on extant index cards.

Kynosarges: Ionic capital from the Gymnasium [BSA SPHS 01/0083.0658], Kynosarges: Ionic capital from the Gymnasium, 1896

Part of a series of images from the British School at Athens excavations at Kynosarges (1896, 1896/97). Original description in the SPHS register reads: "Kynosarges site: Ionic cap from theatre. (BSA III p. 96)"

Kynosarges: Possible Roman stoa, block grooved to form gutter [BSA SPHS 01/0084.0659], Kynosarges: Possible Roman stoa, block grooved to form gutter, 1896

Part of a series of images from the British School at Athens excavations at Kynosarges (1896, 1896/97). Original description in the SPHS register reads: "Kynosarges site: Roman stoa? Block grooved to form gutter. (BSA II 25)".

Athens Acropolis: N. Side [BSA SPHS 01/0085.0664], Athens Acropolis: N. Side, Latest 1908

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athens: Acropolis: N side".

General View of the Byzantine Church at Daou Monastery [BSA SPHS 01/0087.0673], General View of the Byzantine Church at Daou Monastery, 1902

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Attica: Byzantine church at Daou, general view".

Near View of the Byzantine Church at Daou Monastery [BSA SPHS 01/0088.0674], Near View of the Byzantine Church at Daou Monastery, 1902

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Attica: Byzantine church at Daou, nearer view".

Iconostasis of the Byzantine Church at Daou Monastery [BSA SPHS 01/0089.0675], Iconostasis of the Byzantine Church at Daou Monastery, 1902

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Attica: Byzantine church at Daou, eikonostasis".

Ruined Byzantine church at Daou Monastery [BSA SPHS 01/0090.0676], Ruined Byzantine church at Daou Monastery, 1902

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Attica: Byzantine church at Daou, detail of".

Athens: View of the Olympieion from the N.W. [BSA SPHS 01/0091.0682], Athens: View of the Olympieion from the N.W., Latest 1908

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athens: Olympieion: view from N.W.".

Athens: Base of Fallen Column from the Olympieion [BSA SPHS 01/0092.0688], Athens: Base of Fallen Column from the Olympieion, Latest 1908

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athens: Olympieion: basis of fallen column".

Mycenae: Sword blade [Inlaid] with Lions [BSA SPHS 01/0093.0693], Mycenae: Sword blade [Inlaid] with Lions, Latest 1913

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sword blade from Mykenae: lions".

Knossos: Throne Room during Excavation [BSA SPHS 01/0094.0844], Knossos: Throne Room during Excavation, 1900

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Cnossos: Crete. Throne room in course of excavations".

Athens: General View of Kallirhoe Spring [BSA SPHS 01/0095.0863], Athens: General View of Kallirhoe Spring, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athens: general view. Callirhoe".

Tiryns: North Wall and Postern [BSA SPHS 01/0096.0864], Tiryns: North Wall and Postern, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Peloponnese: Tiryns, N. wall and Postern".

Athens: The Choregic Monument of Thrasyllos [BSA SPHS 01/0098.0868], Athens: The Choregic Monument of Thrasyllos, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athens: monument of Thrasyllos (present state)".

Hittite Monument: Fraktin Rock Sculptures [BSA SPHS 01/0101.0886], Hittite Monument: Fraktin Rock Sculptures, Latest 1900

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Asia Minor: Hittite monuments. Rock sculptures at Fraktin".

Parnes: Near View of the Mouth of the Cave [BSA SPHS 01/0107.0926], Parnes: Near View of the Mouth of the Cave, Latest 1906

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Parnes: View of the mouth of the cave (nearer)".

Melos, Tramythia: Inscribed Mosaic (ΜΟΝΟΝΜΗΥΔ...) from the Hall of the Mystae [BSA SPHS 01/0108.0927], Melos, Tramythia: Inscribed Mosaic (ΜΟΝΟΝΜΗΥΔ...) from the Hall of the Mystae, 1896

Part of a group of images from explorations and excavations on the island of Melos conducted by the British School at Athens from 1896 to 1899. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Inscription: Melos mosaic".

Athens: Choragic Monument of Lysicrates [BSA SPHS 01/0109.0928], Athens: Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, Latest 1908

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athens: Choragic monument of Lysicrates".

Athens Kerameikos [BSA SPHS 01/0112.0954], Athens Kerameikos, Latest 1908

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athens: Ceramicus".

Epidauros: General View of the Auditorium of the Theatre [BSA SPHS 01/0113.0961], Epidauros: General View of the Auditorium of the Theatre, Latest 1924

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Epidaurus: theatre, general view of auditorium".

Tell el Amarna: Fresco of Bull and Lion [BSA SPHS 01/0115.1004], Tell el Amarna: Fresco of Bull and Lion, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Tell el Amarna: fresco: bull and lion (unpublished)".

Phyle: Fortress Walls [BSA SPHS 01/0116.1005], Phyle: Fortress Walls, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Phyle: Fortress walls".

Piraeus: View of the Fortress of Eetionea [BSA SPHS 01/0117.1012], Piraeus: View of the Fortress of Eetionea, Latest 1904

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Peiraeus: Eetionea, view".

Athens Acropolis: Pyrrhus Inscription from Propylaea [BSA SPHS 01/0118.1013], Athens Acropolis: Pyrrhus Inscription from Propylaea, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athens: Propylaea. Pyrrhus inscriptions".

British School at Athens: Hasluck Memorial Tablet [BSA SPHS 01/0120.1044], British School at Athens: Hasluck Memorial Tablet, Earliest 1920

One of a group of images relating to the British School at Athens: buildings and setting, scholars and students. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Hasluck memorial tablet".

Alleged 'Straight Street' in Damascus [BSA SPHS 01/0121.1061], Alleged 'Straight Street' in Damascus, Latest 1913

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Damascus: alleged 'straight street'".

Lebanon: Cedars [BSA SPHS 01/0122.1062], Lebanon: Cedars, Latest 1913

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Lebanon: Cedars".

N. View of Mount Taygetus [BSA SPHS 01/0124.1067], N. View of Mount Taygetus, Latest 1897

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Peloponnese: Sparta, Taygetus. N. view".

Arab Shepherds near Gaza [BSA SPHS 01/0126.1072], Arab Shepherds near Gaza

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Gaza: near. Arab shepherds".

Ploughing near Troy [BSA SPHS 01/0127.1073], Ploughing near Troy

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Troy: ploughing near".

Aegosthena: Tower [BSA SPHS 01/0132.1115], Aegosthena: Tower, 1893

Part of a series of images from the British School at Athens excavations at Aegosthena, led by E.A. Gardner and BSA student, E.F. Benson in 1893.The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Aegosthenes: Tower".

Megalopolis: Thersileon and Bridge [BSA SPHS 01/0136.1175], Megalopolis: Thersileon and Bridge, 1893

An image probably of the BSA excavations at Megalopolis 1890-1893. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Megalopolis: Thersileion and bridge".

Aegosthena: S. Wall and Entrance to Cave [BSA SPHS 01/0137.1178], Aegosthena: S. Wall and Entrance to Cave, 1893

Part of a series of images from the British School at Athens excavations at Aegosthena, led by E.A. Gardner and BSA student, E.F. Benson in 1893. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Aegosthena: S. wall, entrance of cave".

Aegosthena: E. Wall and Postern Gate [BSA SPHS 01/0138.1179], Aegosthena: E. Wall and Postern Gate, 1893

Part of a series of images from the British School at Athens excavations at Aegosthena, led by E.A. Gardner and BSA student, E.F. Benson in 1893. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Aegosthena: E. wall and postern gate".

Aegosthena: N.W. Entrance Gate and Tower [BSA SPHS 01/0139.1180], Aegosthena: N.W. Entrance Gate and Tower, 1893

Part of a series of images from the British School at Athens excavations at Aegosthena, led by E.A. Gardner and BSA student, E.F. Benson in 1893. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Aegosthena: N.W. entrance gate and Tower".

Aegosthena: General View from N.W. near the Sea [BSA SPHS 01/0140.1181], Aegosthena: General View from N.W. near the Sea, 1893

Part of a series of images from the British School at Athens excavations at Aegosthena, led by E.A. Gardner and BSA student, E.F. Benson in 1893. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Aegosthena: general view from N.W. near the sea".

Livadia Gorge [Herkyna River] [BSA SPHS 01/0145.1209], Livadia Gorge [Herkyna River], Latest 1922

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Gorge of Livadia".

Mount Athos: Buildings with a Windlass in Simopetra Monastery [BSA SPHS 01/0146.1210], Mount Athos: Buildings with a Windlass in Simopetra Monastery, Latest 1912

The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mt. Athos: monastery of Simonos Petra. Buildings with windlass".