Sparta: Hellenistic tombs, showing vases and bones

Department Archive
Collection BSA SPHS Image Collection
Reference No. BSA SPHS 01/2667.6950
Level Item
Description Film negative, approximately half plate size, an original negative.
Dimensions 16 x 12 cm
Place Sparta Hellenistic Tombs
Ancient Sparta
Dates 1907
Donor/Creator The British School at Athens
Project Sparta Excavation 1906-1910
Scope and Content Part of the collection of images, 1906-1910, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta: Hellenistic tombs. B.S.A. 1907, showing vases and bones".
Notes The number 169 is written on the border of the negative, then struck off. Date is based on BSA Corporate Records - Excavation Reports for Sparta 1906, 1924-27, 1950, 1954 - Sparta Negatives for 1906 (1-18; 199-207) Negatives for 1907 (101-198). Caption in the Excavation Reoports reads: "Hellenistic Tombs. Same tomb [as BSA SPHS 01/2666.6949] with vases and bones in situ". The published image in the BSA report on the 1907 season only shows the bottom half of the image with contents of the tomb; the man's leg has been brushed out of the image. The person in the image may be Guy Dickins who excavated the Hellenistic burials with Wace.
Reference 1907. BSA 13: 159, fig. 3. Link to article