Volume 2 : Articles


Archaeological Salvage in Egypt: An Example of International Cooperation

By: Bernard Wailes

This issue of Expedition is devoted entirely to the involvement of the Univer¬≠sity Museum in Egyptology, from the 1890’s to the present, and thus provides information directly connected with the special exhibition The Search for Ancient Egypt: University Museum Excavations 1890-1979, partly funded by a N.E.H. grant of $41,000, and co-directed by Drs. David O’Connor […]

Sketches of Tiwi Children

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By: Jane C. Goodale

Readers of Miss Goodale’s account of Tiwi funeral ceremonies in the Fall 1959 number of EXPEDITION will remember that the Tiwi are one of the aboriginal tribes of Australia, and that a group of approximately 180 of them are living at the Australian Government Settlement at snake Bay on Melville Island, where they are learning […]

A Faience Stela from the New Kingdom

By: Alan R. Schulman

Among the unpublished finds of the University Museum’s excavations at ancient Memphis in 1915-1923 is the faience stela shown here. It bears the Museum registration number E 13578 and measures 22cm. by 25cm. It was originally covered with a light blue-green glaze, which is still preserved in the upper right portion. Elsewhere the glaze has […]

Expedition News – Summer 1960

Leptis Magna The Spring issue of EXPEDITION described a lack of success in the first attempts to locate a Phoenician level in the immediate area of the presumed harbor of the Romans and the Phoenicians before them. As the work progressed from April 26 to May 8 all of the trenches around this harbor and […]

Why I Am a Mummy Duster

By: E.N. Brandt

This term describes a dozen or two who work one night a week in the University Museum’s  workshop and storage rooms, cleaning and repairing the many objects needing attention. Actually I don’t remember dusting a mummy, but we have done almost everything else–repairing Peruvian pottery, scouring and polishing metal weapons from Africa, and washing, sorting, […]

Archaeological Salvage in Egypt

picture of Froelich Rainey

By: Froelich Rainey

At a recent meeting in the University Museum, Mrs. Nicholas Roosevelt told us that she remembered with nostalgia Sir Leonard Woolley’s camp at Abu Simble near the base of the colossal figures of Rameses II. That was fifty years ago and Sir Leonard was then representing the University Museum in an earlier “crash program” for archaeological […]

Electronics and Archaeology

Dr. Rainey operating the resistivity equipment

By: Matthew W. Stirling and Froelich Rainey and Matthew W. Stirling, Jr.

For centuries men have dreamed of a “divining rod” or device that would indicate the presence of buried treasure in the earth as much as the X-ray reveals the presence of bones or foreign objects concealed in a living organism. Archaeologists have not been immune to this thought, but their interests are broader than the […]

The “Old Fort” at Lahore

photo of mosaic
Restoration of a Moghul Fortress in West Pakistan

By: George F. Dales, Jr.

“On Monday, the 9th of the Divine month of Azar…[Nov. 20, A.D. 1620], mounting an elephant of the name of Indra, I went towards the city, scattering coins as I proceeded. After three watches and two gharis of day had passed, at the selected auspicious hour, having entered the royal residence, I alighted happily and auspiciously […]

The Death of a City

People laying brickwork.

By: Robert H. Dyson, Jr.

Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountian, or the wheel broken at the cistern. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; […]

The Pink People

By: David Crownover

Europeans occur in the tribal art of Nigeria as far back as the 17th century when Portuguese sailors navigated the waters of the Niger River and established lively trade with the despotic kingdom of Benin. These bearded gentlemen found their images used decoratively on a variety of artifacts–girdle masks, boxes, and even jewelry. The examples […]