Kom-Ed-Dik Excavations Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection comprises papers concerning the archaeological excavations at Kom-Ed-Dik, Alexandria, Egypt. Includes correspondence, notes, photographs and reports.

Administrative / Biographical History

The excavation of Kom-Ed-Dik, (also known as Kom-El-Dikka), Alexandria, Egypt, began in 1947. It was conducted by the Farouk 1st University, Alexandria, under the direction of Alan John Bayard Wace. Arthur Lane of the Department of Ceramics at the Victoria and Albert Museum joined the team in 1949 to study the pottery found.


The material has been arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access


Acquisition Information

Donated in 1985

Other Finding Aids

Unpublished handlist

Separated Material

Associated Material held elsewhere: Material on Alan John Bayard Wace can also be found at the following repositories: Notebooks, relating mainly to Greece (1907-1912) held at Cambridge University, Pembroke College Library; Letters (c 1910-1912) to R.M. Dawkins held at Cambridge University, Emmanuel College Library; Letters (1939-1956) to O.G.S. Crawford [ref. MSS Crawford] and correspondence (1904-1953) with J.L. Myres [ref. MSS Myers] held at Oxford University, Bodleian Library, Department of Western Manuscripts.

Conditions Governing Use

No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance

Geographical Names