Yale University Art Gallery
Ancient Art Collection
Web address http://artgallery.yale.edu/pages/collection/permanent/pc_ancient.php
Location215 Park Street, New Haven
HoursMonday–Friday 8:30am–5:00pm
Access policyCall for information
ContactSusan B. Matheson
Email addresssusan.matheson@yale.edu
Number of photographsApprox. 22,500
Date range1929–present
Geographic coverage

Jordan; Syria


Maurice Le Palud (Dura-Europos); excavation staff photographers


Photographic holdings in the Ancient Art Collection are a unique record of two Yale University archaeological excavations in the late 1920s and 1930s of the important ancient Graeco-Roman/Early Byzantine cities of Dura-Europos in Syria and Gerasa in Jordan. Materials include more than 15,000 negatives and approx. 7,500 prints (mostly from the negatives)

These photographs are part of a larger archive with other materials from the excavations. Excavations continue at both sites, and the Yale archive is a valuable resource for the excavators, other scholars, and students. The archive has been digitized and is available on ARTstor (http://www.artstor.org/). Photographs of objects found during excavation are linked to the collection database available online through the Gallery’s eCatalogue.

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