Monday, March 7, 2016

The Ancaster Mallowan Collection

[First posted in AWOL 1 April 2013, updated 7 March 2016]

The Ancaster Mallowan Collection
https://sites.google.com/site/themallowanarchive/_/rsrc/1363049599252/home/web%20scan.jpg?height=161&width=200
'Agatha Christie delivers another mystery beyond the grave' proclaimed the Telegraph in February 2010, when it transpired that an auction of some of the contents of Greenway House, in Churston Ferrers, Devon (Agatha's holiday home), had contained more than the auctioneers realised. They had unwittingly sold a locked trunk that was later revealed to contain Agatha's family jewellery. 

 At the same sale, other boxes of 'treasure' from Greenway House were sold, not the sparkly kind, but evidence of Max Mallowan's (Agatha's second husband) career as a prominent archaeologist; this website brings together some of this evidence, so that it can be enjoyed by a wider audience. 
Notebook 1: Tell Arbid, Khabur River Basin, Syria, 1936. 
Notebook 2: Chagar Bazar, Khabur River Basin, Syria, 1937. 
Notebook 3: Crak (a mound to the east of Tell Brak) and Tell Brak, Upper Khabur Plain, Syria, 1937. 
Notebook 4: Tell Brak, Upper Khabur Plain, Syria,1938. 
Notebook 5: Tell Brak, Upper Khabur Plain, Syria, 1938. 
Notebook 6: Tell Sahlan, Tell Aswad and Tell Hammam, Balikh River Valley, Syria, 1938. 
Notebook 7: Tell Jidle, Tell Sahlan and Tell Hammam, Balikh River Valley, Syria, 1938. 
Notebook 8: Tell Jidle, Tell Aswad, Tell Sahlan and Tell Hammam, Balikh River Valley, Syria 1938. 
Notebook 9: Tell Brak and Chagar Bazar, Khabur Region, Syria, Notes and Queries for Proofs. 
The History Behind the Notebooks.

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