Document Reference NumberD22
TitleMervyn Popham Photographs.
DescriptionPhotographs of Sabratha taken by Mervyn Popham during his time as a naval photographer during World War Two.
Datec1945 - 9 February 1997
Extent2 files
Arrangement1. Photographs

2. Administration Documents
AdminHistoryMervyn Reddaway Popham (1927 - 2000) was an archaeologist and prehistorian.

"He was probably the most percipient archaeologist of the Late Bronze Age of Crete and the Aegean to have worked in the second half of the 20th century, and became almost as important in the archaeology of the Early Iron Age, which succeeded the Bronze Age. In his archaeology he took an analytical-empirical approach to what he saw as fundamentally historical problems, reaching unprecedented peaks of intelligent, and commonsensical, refinement."

The photographs within this small collection were taken when he apparently served as a naval photographer during the Second World War.

Source: P.J. Marshall, "Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II", (British Academy, 2003).
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