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A day at Gebel Moya, season 1912-13.

  • Wellcome, Henry S. (Henry Solomon), Sir, 1853-1936.
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Scenes of everyday life, archaeological digging and communal sports and recreation at Gebel (or Jebel) Moya, an archaeological site in the Sudan, excavated by Sir Henry Wellcome between 1911 and 1914 as a public works project. Includes scenes of Sir Henry seated watching the organised races and inspecting the excavations and consulting with archaeologists and officials.


[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1912-1913.

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1 encoded moving image (13 min.) : silent, black and white



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Wellcome Trust 2008
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In English.

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Wellcome Foundation Ltd.


This item forms part of the correctly compiled films of the same title, shelfmark 376.


Segment 1 An intertitle announces the beginning of 'Part Three' (Parts 1 & 2 are lost). Scenes of goats being herded by Sudanese people are shown, as well as shots of the surrounding countryside, camels drinking from the lake and a procession of pack animals walking along. Women are also shown collecting water from the lake. The excavation site is also shown, with local people working on it. A sports event is also organised, with local people taking part in races. The spectators wave at the camera. A man (possibly Dr R. S. Oldham, camp surgeon) cycles towards the camera, with local children running alongside him. Sir Henry Wellcome is also seen with other westerners watching the races. Time start: 00:00:00:00 Time end: 00:06:23:02 Length: 00:06:23:02
Segment 2 The village's goats and cattle are seen being herded, and the villagers drawing water from their well. The camera pans across the excavation site, showing Sir Henry Wellcome walking through it. A line of Sudanese people is seen, all of them holding books. The last shot is of the site from a distance, also showing the village huts. Time start: 00:06:23:02 Time end: 00:12:42:15 Length: 00:06:19:13



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