Magic Lantern Slide: Babylon Resthouse, formerly residence of German excavator Dr Koldewey

Description
This photograph by Alfred Oliver Rowden shows the ‘rest house’ at Babylon, which Rowden describes as the former home of Dr Koldewey. Robert Koldewey was a German archaeologist who discovered several of the important features of Babylon during his excavations of the site. Rowden was in Mesopotamia during the First World War and was not sent home until 1919 or 1920. He visited several archaeological and historical sites and photographed them to record his experiences.
Accession Loan No.
45/1960/95/1023
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Babylon Resthouse, formerly residence of German excavator Dr Koldewey
Simple Name
slide
Full Name
Lantern Slide: Babylon Resthouse, formerly residence of German excavator Dr Koldewey
Dimensions
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Production Person Surname
Rowden
Production Person Initials
A.O.
Period Classification
World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
Production Date
1920
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Area Region
North
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Material
glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'V.605 Babylon rest-house' on top edge; handwritten 'Babylon Resthouse / formerly residence of German excavator - Dr. Koldeweg. / A.O. Rowden / S.C.P. 605' on masking strips

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