MFA Collection Books

Unearthing Ancient Nubia
Photographs from the Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Lawrence M. Berman
Format Regular Price Member Price
Hardcover $40.00 $36.00

144 pages, 80 duotone illustrations, 11.375 × 8.5 in., ISBN: 978-0-87846-854-6  

A chance to witness how ancient Nubian treasures were uncovered at the beginning of the twentieth century

Specially trained Egyptian photographers were an integral part of the pioneering Harvard–MFA expedition during the first half of the 20th century. Their photographs documented the excavations with thousands of images, as the riches of a great ancient civilization in northern Sudan were uncovered. The best of these photographs bring to life the dramatic landscapes of the Nile Valley, the excitement of archeological discovery, and the artistry of the photographers who recorded it all.

About the Author

Lawrence M. Berman is Norma Jean Calderwood Senior Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.