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New finds from Henry Townsend’s letters

...Reverend Townsend’s letters to/from the CMS during his time in West Africa. From these documents, I gained insight into what prompted his desire to become a missionary, his personal background...

Over-modelled skull update

...1930s, although there are no documents to indicate that our donor’s voyages ever took him to the South Sea. However, recent research conducted with the assistance of Oxford’s Pitt-Rivers Museum...

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Cylinder seal

This cylinder seal is engraved with a contest scene showing a winged genie grasping the leg of a winged human-headed bull. The genie wears a kilt with a fringed mantle...

Mesopotamian cylinder seal

Cylinder seals were used like signatures to authenticate documents, or to secure containers. On this seal a horned animal is standing between a temple and a reed hut. Conical reed...

Cylinder seal

Cylinder seals were used to authenticate clay tablet documents or containers of produce. The scene on this seal shows two rampant bulls, a rampant lion, a man wearing a loin...

Mesopotamian cylinder seal

The image on this cylinder seal is of three rows of fish. The bottom row seem to be swimming in the opposite direction to the others, whilst the central row...

Mesopotamian cylinder seal

This seal shows an animal with long horns and a short tail. The design was engraved into the seal using files and gravers....