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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

R. Campbell Thompson’s 1913/14 excavation of Wadi Sarga and other sites

Elisabeth R. O’Connell

In 1913/14, R. Campbell Thompson excavated Wadi Sarga and three nearby sites on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund. Wadi Sarga proved to be the location of a Late Antique monastery of Apa Thomas, installed in and around earlier gallery quarries. As a result of the beginning of World War I, a full record of the excavation was never published. In 1922, a selection of texts on papyri, ostraca and other surfaces were edited and published (P.Sarga), but the extensive non-textual record of the site, its architecture and uninscribed objects, were not. This contribution outlines the history of excavation, publication, collections and their display using archival materials comprised of Campbell Thompson’s unfinished manuscript, field notebooks, plans, tracings, watercolours and photographs.

R. Campbell Thompson’s 1913/14 excavation of Wadi Sarga and other sites

To reference this article we suggest:

O'Connell, E. R. 2014. R. Campbell Thompson’s 1913/14 excavation of Wadi Sarga and other sites. BMSAES 21: 121–92.
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/publications/online_journals/bmsaes/issue_21/oconnell.aspx

Contact the author

egyptian@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk