IoA HISTORY OF ARCHAEOLOGY NETWORK EVENT
February 22, 2014
Pendlebury at Amarna
Film Screening and Discussion with Chris Naunton and John J. Johnston (Egypt Exploration Society)
Tuesday 25 March, 5-6 pm; Room G6 Institute of Archaeology
Reception to follow supported by the Heritage Section
John Pendlebury was appointed director of the Egypt Exploration Society’s excavations at Tell el-Amarna, Egypt, for the 1930-31 season. The ‘film record’ of excavations at Tell el-Amarna was made over the course of three seasons from 1930 to 1933.
Pendlebury embraced the idea of filming his dig in order to raise awareness of the importance of the work. In recording moving images at Amarna Pendlebury and his team could claim to be closer to the cutting edge.
The Lucy Gura Archive at the Egypt Exploration Society now holds the footage from these excavations, capturing the life and work of this fascinating man and his team at a pivotal moment in the history of the site.