Journal article

The dean of archaeological photographers: Harry Burton

RT Ridley

Journal of Egyptian Archaeology | Published : 2013

Abstract

Harry Burton (1879-1940) was the most famous photographer in Egyptian archaeology, but he has previously received only a short entry in one specialised biographical dictionary, and been the subject of two essays. This study provides a basic biography, to document his photographic contribution to the history of Egyptian archaeology, and to indicate where published collections of his photographs, often uncredited, can be found.

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