Monday, 18 October 2010

Archaeologists as Spies

Why did so many former students of the British School at Athens work for military intelligence? What were their roles? Was it just the British? What about other areas of archaeology?

David Gill, 'Archaeologists as Spies', Heritage Studies Research Group, Institute of Archaeology, Gordon Square, Room 612, UCL: 5 pm. All welcome.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Excavating Methymna

In late 1928 Winifred Lamb was excavating at Methymna (Molyvo) on Lesbos. Her working day was as follows:

  • 6.30 am: tea, two raw eggs, bread and jam
  • 7.00-8.30 am: excavating
  • 8.30 am: a glass of milk 'and anything else I want'
  • (8.30 am)-noon: excavating
  • 12 noon - 1.30 pm: rest
  • 1.30-5 pm: excavating