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Ancient Mycenae and Tiryns Photograph Album

Collection Number
SC 479

OCLC Number


Donated by Carol Marburger. The item was formerly owned by John H. Marburger III, who collected works of James Whaler. It is thought that James Whaler typed and pasted this note in the album: "...This and the other pictures of Mycenae * Tiryns, etc. I bought at a secondhand store in Baltimore in 1936. They were pasted in a dilapidated album, from which I removed them--with more or less success. It was evidently a German group of scientists and historians, for some of the handwritten captions are in German, and the people pictured seem almost all to be German."

Extent, Scope, and Content Note 
The collection is comprised of one volume, a black leather album measuring 19 cm.  x 27 cm. It contains photographs taken in the 1890s that  document people and scenery in the archaeological sites of Mycenae and Tiryns in Greece.

Arrangement and Processing Note
Finding aid by Kristen J. Nyitray and Lynn Toscano in September 2019.

English and German

Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Rights and Permissions 
Stony Brook University Libraries' consent to access as the physical owner of the collection does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission where needed prior to publication.  

Ancient Mycenae and Tiryns Photograph Album, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Historical Note
"The archaeological sites of Mycenae and Tiryns are the imposing ruins of the two greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilization, which dominated the eastern Mediterranean world from the 15th to the 12th century B.C. and played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture. These two cities are indissolubly linked to the Homeric epics, the  Iliad and the  Odyssey, which have influenced European art and literature for more than three millennia." (Source: UNESCO)

Mycenae (Extinct city) -- Photographs.
Tiryns (Extinct city) -- Photographs.
Civilization, Mycenaean.
Greece -- Mycenae (Extinct city)
Greece -- Tiryns (Extinct city)
Architecture, Ancient -- Greece.