Thursday, 19 May 2011

Sifting the Soil of Greece

Sifting the Soil of Greece explores students at the British School at Athens from 1886 to the end of the First World War.

The antiquities dealer R. de Rustafjaell appears as a member of Robert Carr Bosanquet's team at Cyzicus. His proposal to export some of the finds was rejected.

Material from some of the BSA's excavations in Greece and on Cyprus was donated to various museums in the UK. This will be of interest to those who have been discussing the issue of partage in the contemporary cultural property debate.

David W.J. Gill, Sifting the Soil of Greece: the Early Years of the British School at Athens (1886-1919). Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, suppl. 111. London: Institute of Classical Studies, 2011. ISBN 978-1-905670-32-1. £38. xiv + 474 pp.

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