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Subseries 24 - Episcopal Basilica of Kourion, Episkopi, Cyprus

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DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-03-01-24

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Episcopal Basilica of Kourion, Episkopi, Cyprus

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  • 1973-1975 (Creation)

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Approximately 265 negatives, and 40 mounted slides

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Dumbarton Oaks (1940-Present)

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Photographs document the last stage of excavations at the Kourion Episcopal Basilica and precinct led by Arthur H.S. Megaw of Dumbarton Oaks with the full cooperation from the Cyprus Department of Antiquities from 1973-1975. Megaw was formerly the Director of Antiquities for the Government of Cyprus and worked on two earlier campaigns at Kourion in 1956 and 1959; the 1959 campaign ended due to the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus in 1960. Megaw was urged to continue his work by the successive Antiquities directors Dr. P. Dikaios and Dr. V. Karageorghis, and in 1973 Dumbarton Oaks started sponsorship. In addition, there are many images documenting the marble and champlevé (enamel inlay) revetment fragments found in the basilica (some are now housed in the Kourion Museum), as well as reused fragments in the nearby Sarayia Chapel.

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Many photographs in this subseries were published in:
Megaw, Arthur H. S. Kourion: Excavations in the Episcopal Precinct. Dumbarton Oaks Studies 38. Washington, D.C. and Cambridge, MA: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2007.

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

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Draft

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Partial

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The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s

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Research

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Preferred citation: The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s, MS.BZ.004, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.

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The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s

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Copyright for Byzantine Institute materials belong to Dumbarton Oaks. However, permission to publish materials created by other correspondents must be obtained from the copyright holder.

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