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Donald Harden papers, mostly relating to Punic archaeology

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Donald Harden papers, mostly relating to Punic archaeology
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Notes and papers of Donald Benjamin Harden, CBE, Hon. FBA, VPSA (1901-94), mainly relating to excavations at Carthage, 1924-5, and Punic antiquities; 1924-83. Donald Harden was Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1945, and Director of the London Museum, 1956-70. See obituary in SA Annual Report (1993-4), 62-3; a fuller memoir is given in Proc. Brit. Acad., 94 (1997), 513-39. For the Carthage excavations see F. W. Kelsey, A Preliminary Report on the Excavations at Carthage (New York, 1926); D. B. Harden, 'Punic urns from the precinct of Tanit at Carthage', American Journal of Archaeology, 31 (1927), 297-310. For a full list of Harden's publications see M. Newby, 'The Works of Dr Donald B. Harden' in M. Newby, K. Painter, Roman Glass (SA Occasional Papers XIII, 1991), xi-xxiv. A detailed list of the collection is available in SAL.
Harden, Donald Benjamin (1901-1994), archaeologist and museum director
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Presented by Georgina Boosey, daughter of Donald Harden, May 1995, with notes and printed items on the Phoenicians (transferred to the Department of Western Asiatic Antiquities, British Museum).