The School of History, Classics and Archaeology has been collaborating with the new Batman Museum in Batman, Turkey which has mounted two exhibitions of photographs taken in 1911 by the archaeologist Gertrude Bell at the important heritage site of Hasankeyf built on and around the banks of the Tigris River. The exhibitions which are located in the Batman Museum and in the Batman city centre include 32 of photographs from the Gertrude Bell archive http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk/. The exhibition has been organized by Tenzile UYSAL (Director of the Batman Museum) and the photographs supplied on behalf of the School by Dr Mark Jackson (Lecturer in Archaeology and curator of the Gertrude Bell photographs). Exhibition image (right) supplied courtesy of T. UYSAL, Batman Museum.
published on: 21st June 2012