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Egypt Picture - Norman de Garis Davies at the Rock Tombs of El-Amarna


Norman de Garis Davies at the Rock Tombs of El-Amarna

Norman de Garis Davies at the Rock Tombs of El-Amarna


Photographer:

Herr Schliepback

Title:

Norman de Garis Davies at the Rock Tombs of El-Amarna

Description:

Norman de Garis Davies, then Surveyor for the Archaeological Survey of the Egypt Exploration Fund, was small in stature but possessed a super abundant energy to tackle formidable tasks that would daunt larger men. From 1901 to 1907 Davies worked at El-Amarna for a yearly stint of between six to eight weeks, usually in the winter, but sometimes in the heat of summer, during which time he succeeded in copying all the decorated and inscribed private tombs and the Boundary Stelae. Herr Schliepback is responsible for this photograph of Davies snatching some ease outside his quarters in the tomb of May, which succeeds in bringing out the serious driving force that was so often concealed behind Davies' impish high spirits and drolleries.


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