Saturday, 17 January 2009

BSA: The Cambridge Contribution

As Cambridge University celebrates its 800th anniversary (BBC), it is worth remembering the university's contribution to the BSA. The university made a major financial contribution to the work of the BSA. All but two of the directors in the period up to the end of the First World War were from Cambirdge:
Among the Cambridge scholars who influenced the early students was Sir William Ridgeway; classical archaeology thrived in the period up to the First World War.

The post-World War 1 period included scholars like John Pendlebury and Winifred Lamb. Material from BSA (and related) excavations (e.g. Cyprus; Melos; Crete; Laconia; Thermi) was donated to the Fitzwilliam Museum.

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