• Short Summary

    Continuing the work of famous British Professor Allan J.B. Wace of Cambridge, Lord William Taylor?

  • Description

    1.
    (50 feet P3) General views of Mycenae's archaeological site where the excavations are taking place; some shot of the Palace of Agamemnon and some general views of the works of the area.


    1.
    (100 f.FP3) Lord William seen explaining to our cameraman his intentions and problems on the excavating area.


    2.
    Mrs. French, daughter of late prof. Wace, gives also information to our cameraman.


    3.
    Various shots of general views of the area under excavation west of Agamemnon's Palace.


    4.
    Lord William seen supervising personally the works.


    5.
    Shots of specialized workmen (closer) digging and cleaning objects found during excavation.


    6.
    Lord William discussing a problem with Miss Craig and Mrs. Gibson, both members of his archaeological expedition.


    7.
    Shots of other members of the expedition at work.


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    Lord William and the widow of late prof. Wace at the expedition's H.Q.


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    Closer shots of two young English girls, members of the expedition, seen in an effort discover something within the collected fragments and pieces of vases and amphoras and tablets.


    10.
    General view of the area and in the foreground working people.




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    Background: Continuing the work of famous British Professor Allan J.B. Wace of Cambridge, Lord William Taylor of Cambridge University too, excavated the undug ruins of the area west of the Palace of Agamemnon inside the Citadel of Mycenae. The British Expedition under Lord William who is assisted by Mrs. French, daughter of the late professor Wace, expects to unveil many obscure points of the ancient mycenaic period. The works are being carried out jointly by the British and the Greek Archaeological Department of the Ministry of Education. The found inscriptions on walls and the many tablets discovered previously give important information as far as the almost unknown historic period of Mycenae is concerned. The british contribution in these excavations is much appreciated by Greek archaeologists. It is noteworthy that the widow of late Prof. Wace is also following the excavation and supervises the works on the spot together with her daughter and Lord William and a group of 12 other British members.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3W4YT6AJKNIYT0VQ45B169H8U
    Media URN:
    VLVA3W4YT6AJKNIYT0VQ45B169H8U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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