Document Reference NumberD17
TitleEl Merj Expeditions.
DescriptionCorrespondence, subcommittee documents, field notes and notebooks, context forms, reports, financial material, secondary sources, drawings, maps, plans and photographs pertaining to excavations and fieldwork carried out at El Merj, which was thought to be the site of Barqa (also spelled Barce, Barca and Barka).

The records within the collection primarily relate to the expeditions carried out in 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993.

John Dore was a prominent participant and organiser of the El Merj expeditions and the collection heavily reflects his involvement in the work carried out at the Cyrenaican site. Graeme Barker, G.D.B. "Barri" Jones, John A. Lloyd, James C. Thorn and Susan Walker also feature prominently within the collection. Records are present relating to the teams involved in the fieldwork, including

The expeditions resulted in the publication of multiple reports on progress and findings; the collection features reports on each individual season of fieldwork carried out at El Merj during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Date1971 - 2003
Extent9 boxes; 52 files and 48 items.
AccessStatusAccess by appointment. Letter of introduction required.
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