Abydos, Egypt

Photographs depicting Whittemore's work with the Egypt Exploration Society at Abydos, Egypt

Thomas Whittemore served as the American representative at excavations initiated by the British-run Egypt Exploration Society at Abydos in the early 1910s, which were directed by Edouard Naville. He also visited the site in the 1920s and early 1930s, when Henri Frankfort and J. D. S. Pendlebury served as field directors for the EES excavations. For more information, see Who Was Thomas Whittemore?.

 

Exhibit Items

Child carrying a basket

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1910s–1920s

Local workmen moving a stone block

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1910s–1920s

Local workmen in an assembly line

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1910s–1920s

Graffiti at Abydos

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1910s–1920s

Wall graffiti and a side view of Thomas Whittemore

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1910s–1920s

View of the Temple of Seti I, rear wall

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1910s–1920s

Local workmen hammering an iron bar

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1910s–1920s

Children posing for the camera

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1910s–1920s

General view of the site

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1910s–1920s

General view of the site

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1910s–1920s

General view of the site

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1910s–1920s

Local workmen

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1910s–1920s

Local workmen moving a stone block

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1910s–1920s

Man posing for the camera next to a giant wheel

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1910s–1920s

General view of the site

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1910s–1920s

Workmen and children next to a mine truck

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1910s–1920s

Local workmen with one of the project directors

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1910s–1920s

Man in white tunic and spectacles

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1910s–1920s

Workmen and children

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1910s–1920s

Christian graffiti at the Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt, 1931

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt

Pillared hall with graffiti in Cenotaph of Seti I (Osireion), Abydos, Egypt, 1931

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt

General view of the site

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, 1920s

Local workmen moving a stone block

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, 1920s

Local workmen pulling a stone block

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, 1920s

Local workmen pulling a stone block

Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos, Egypt, 1920s