Griffith Institute Archive
Description of material
This description is based on the General International Standard Archival
1. Identity statement
Reference code n/a
Title Nagel photographs.
Dates of creation of the material 1920s and 30s.
Extent Two albums.
Name of creator Nagel, Georges (1899-1956).
Administrative and biographical history
Swiss Egyptologist and Biblical scholar. Born, Verrières, 1899. Died, Geneva, 1956. Studied theology at Neuchâtel. Was taught hieroglyphs by G. Jéquier. Specialized in Old Testament Studies and Egyptology, studying in Berlin and Paris. Doctorate, 1929. Member of the IFAO excavation team working at Deir el-Medîna during 1927-9 and 1938-9, publishing a report and several articles on their work. Appointed to the chair in Hebrew and Old Testament Studies, Geneva, 1937. Administrator, Centre d'Études orientales, 1944. Published several important communications on religion.
See Who Was Who in Egyptology (3rd ed. 1995), 305.
Custodial history Part of the estate of G. Nagel.
Immediate source of acquisition Presented by his widow, Madame G. Nagel, in 1958.
3. Content and structure
Scope and content Two albums containing approximately 460 black and white photographs taken by
various members of the IFAO team during excavations at Deir el-Medîna during the 1920s and 30s.
Photographs interspersed with some notes and drawings.
System of arrangement Kept as received.
4. Access and use
Legal status Property of the Griffith Institute.
Access conditions No restrictions.
Copyright conditions Consult the IFAO for any extensive use of this material.
Language of material French.
Physical characteristics Photographs have silvered around the edges.
Finding aids Catalogue.
5. Allied materials area
Location of originals These are the original prints; the negatives may be in the IFAO in Cairo.
Existence of copies Not known.
Related units of description None.
Associated material Not known.
Publications Some published in B. Bruyère's reports on Deir el-Medîna.
(February 2, 2004)