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Jebel Moya

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Personal papers of Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853-1936)
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In 1909 HSW became a member of the Sudan Excavations Committee of the Institute of Archaeology, Liverpool University. The following year he obtained permission from the Sudan Government to carry out excavations in the south of the country and from 1910 to 1914 he financed, and was personally involved in, excavations at Jebel Moya near Sennar on the Gezira Plain. Archaeological work at the site was suspended with the outbreak of the First World War and was never resumed, although HSW continued to hold the concession throughout his life and the philanthropic welfare work which he had established for the local workforce continued to operate under the direction of Major Uribe. The objects excavated from the site were transferred to a WHMM store in London and then ........ An account of the background and history of the expedition and its results may be found in Frank Addison, 'Jebel Moya', published by Oxford University Press for the Wellcome Trustees in 1949. Moving Image and Sound Collection, Wellcome Institute Library holds film of the Jebel Moya excavations

For further information click here . The Griffith Institute in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, includes material about the excavations at Jebel Moya and also those at the smaller sites of Abu Geili, Dar el Mek and Saqadi. This includes 30 photograph albums of the excavations, camp sites and personnel; journals kept by various members of the expedition, 1911-1914; and a folio of artists' sketches and paintings. 'The Sudan Archive' of Durham University contains the papers of some of the individuals involved in the Jebel Moya excavations. A few objects, including bookplates, a gold pendant and a 'native runner's stick' are catalogued at WA/HSW/OB/B.14-18.



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3 boxes; 2 outsize items

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