Document Reference NumberD5
TitleKathleen Kenyon and John Ward Perkins Papers.
DescriptionCorrespondence, field notes, drawings, publication drafts, reports, and photographs pertaining to excavations directed by Dame Kathleen Kenyon and John Ward Perkins at Sabratha, Tripolitania. With the exception of a small amount of photographs of Lepcis Magna, the entire collection pertains to Sabratha.

The material within the collection relates to the Forum, East Forum Temple, Capitolium, Basilica/Church and Temple of Sarapis, insulae, the Severan Monument, the Theatre, the Byzantine Defences and the Harbour, and on the pottery.

The collection contains material relating to the publication of "Excavations at Sabratha, 1949 - 1951," written by Philip Kenrick and based on the excavations led by Kenyon and Ward Perkins. The monograph was published by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies for the Society for Libyan Studies , Gloucester, 1986. Also present are notes and drawings relating to the Sabratha Finds Project which was carried out in the Univeristy of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1986 - c1989.

As both of these projects used the original excavation records extensively before they became part of the Society for Libyan Studies Archive, their records have been maintained within the collection.
Date26 March 1932 - 30 November 1992
Extent31 boxes
Related MaterialJohn Ward Perkins Papers, D3.
G.D.B. "Barri" Jones and John Ward Perkins Papers, D10.
Dorothy Marshall Photographs, D19
ArrangementThe collection has been arranged into fourteen series:

1. Correspondence
2. Expedition Notebooks
3. Expedition Notes
4. John Ward Perkins Files
5. Sabratha Finds Registers
6. Indices of Finds
7. "Excavations at Sabratha, 1949 - 1951"
8. The Hellenistic Black Glazed Wares by Molly Aylwin Cotton
9. Sabratha Finds Project
10. Pottery and Finds Drawings
11. Miscellaneous Documents
12. Photographs
13. Negatives
14. Maps and Plans
AccessStatusAvailable for general access
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