Report of the Committee of Management of the Griffith Institute 1998-9.

The Committee of Management

Dr. Anthony Leahy joined the Committee of Management in October 1998, but resigned in April 1999 due to his commitments as the Secretary of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Society. Mr. Vivian Davies, Keeper of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum, joined the Committee in October 1999.


Dr. Jaromir Malek commenced sabbatical leave in February 1999. This was broken for four months when he returned to complete the preparation of the camera-ready copy of Volume 8, Parts 1 and 2, of the Topographical Bibliography.

The move to temporary premises

The Topographical Bibliography and Archive moved into temporary premises in early October 1998. The Archive material was packed into storage boxes.

Topographical Bibliography

Dr. Nigel Strudwick was asked by the Committee of Management to check the consistency of abbreviations in the text of Volume 8, Parts 1 and 2. The text was returned at the end of February 1999, and the camera-ready copy was prepared for publication.


The Archive is in storage and officially closed until October 2000.
The first part of Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation, which contains Howard Carter's records of the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun is now online on the Institute s web site.

Donations to the Archive

The Norman de Garis Davies tracings and rubbings of funerary cones were presented by Dr. Donald Ryan of the Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.

The Gardiner Travel Scholarships 1998

Awards were made to Mr. Ahmed Mostafa Ahmed, Miss Maha Akeel, and Mr. Mohamed Hassan Youssef Hagrass.

Lenman Prizes

For Distinctions in the Preliminary Examination 1998, prizes were awarded to Mr. Tom Hardwick (Queens) and Mr. Giles Thomson (Wadham).
For a First Class in the Final Examinations, a prize was awarded to Mr. Matthew Vaughan (University).


Our home page on the World Wide Web had 70,912 visits.


Grants have been made to the Annual Egyptological Bibliography, to the Near Eastern Studies Programme of the Oriental Institute, and to Ms. A. McDonald and Ms. C. Riggs to support the costs of organizing a one or two day postgraduate symposium in Egyptology for students within the British Isles.

(January 31, 2000)

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