Joseph A. Meyer notebook on the Excavation of Nippur


This notebook was created by Joseph A. Meyer (1856–1894), a Massachusetts Institute of Technology architecture graduate who accompanied John Henry Haynes on the Nippur expedition in order to make archaeological sketches. This journal and sketchbook covers the dates May 28 to July 19, 1894. The journal relates daily life at the excavation site in Nippur, Iraq, including work done and materials found, and includes numerous sketches of scenery, architecture, and materials found.

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Excavation in Niffer [Nippur] notebook