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Dame Kathleen Mary Kenyon (1906-1978), Archaeologist and Principal of St Hugh's College Oxford

Sitter in 6 portraits
A student of archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Kenyon excavated sites both in Britain, including Verulamium (St Albans), and in the Middle East . She first went to the Middle East in the 1930s, introducing British methods of excavation. The Second World War and its aftermath kept her in Britain, digging and helping to found the Institute of Archaeology at London University, where she was lecturer in Palestinian archaeology and acting Director. From 1952 she began her excavations at Jericho, which were to change the known early history of the area. She also excavated in Jerusalem, finally retiring from the field in 1967. From 1962 she was Principal of St Hugh's College, Oxford.

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Dame Kathleen Mary Kenyon

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1962
NPG x90103


Dame Kathleen Mary Kenyon

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, 1969
NPG x13729


Dame Kathleen Mary Kenyon

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 5 September 1973
NPG x171617


Dame Kathleen Mary Kenyon

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 5 September 1973
NPG x171618


Dame Kathleen Mary Kenyon

by Mayotte Magnus
bromide print, April 1977
NPG x18619


Dame Kathleen Mary Kenyon

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate negative, 1962
NPG x86096

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