The documentation in the Archive of the Griffith Institute consists
of three types of records:
1. Two notebooks.
Carter's Notebook D (Griffith Institute's Archive I.J.386), of 29 numbered
pages, measures 32 by 20 cm. It has the title 'Journal of Lord Carnarvon's
Excavations in the Valleys of the Tombs of the Kings. Giving the order
and position of objects found', signed H. C., on the first unnumbered
page. The entries are written partly in pencil, partly in ink, and conclude
with find 350 at the end of the 4th season 1920-1. This probably was
the original version of the excavation records written down in the Valley
of the Kings. The records are mostly lists of finds.
Carter's Notebook E (Griffith Institute's Archive I.J.387), of 28 numbered
pages, measures 36 by 27 cm. The records of the first four excavation
seasons are written in ink and represent a neat copy of Notebook D,
with hardly any differences. The few things which Carter did not copy
from Notebook D to E probably were not considered as important. The
records of the 5th and the beginning of the 6th are in pencil and may
be the original excavation records (thus taking over from Notebook D).
2. The photographs.
Carter's photographs (although, strictly speaking, we do not know whether
he took them himself) illustrate the progress of the excavation but,
except for one picture, they do not show any finds. They measure, on
average, about 13.2 by 8.9 cm. Some, but not all, were numbered and
dated by Carter himself.
3. The maps.
Three maps show the excavation areas, divided into squares, with
indications of find-spots of objects listed in the Notebooks. There
is also a plan of KV 22, the tomb of Amenophis III, which shows the
location of foundation deposits.
Gregor Neunert and Jaromir Malek
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