Fonds BC381 - Pope & Morgans Album of Greece and the Aegean

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Pope & Morgans Album of Greece and the Aegean


  • 1954 (Creation)

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Photographs of an expedition by Maurice Pope and John Morgans in July 1954 to Greece for underwater search for Grecian archaeological material.

An account of the expedition by Maurice Pope, Classics Dept, UCT.

Photographs by John Morgans, Zoology Dept, UCT.

List of photographs in album:

Camp . Emporio, Isle of Chios, Greece
A Cave within a cave
Cave by torchlight and aqualung
Scarlet Sponge - as thick as one's flattened hand
Scorpionfish - on the cave floor with sponges
Scanning the Sea Bed for ancient wrecks
Covering large areas by aquaplane towed by a launch
Marble column - One of the first finds, in only a few feet of water in Emporio Bay itself.
Red Sponges encrust the rubbish of antiquity and underwater dust gathers upon it.
Drain Pipe. Tile and Sherds (Komi Site, S. Chips)
Amphora being taken up to the dinghy - Delphium, N.E. Chios.
In the sunshine again after 1000 - 2500 years.
The Yacht.
The Divers' Hut - Virginia Grace, a world expert.
Proud Diver.
Encrustations on Broken Amphora Neck, 5th cent. B.C.
Small fishes grub in the sand too - but for food.
Wary! - One of the famous type of sih called "Grouper" or "Cernia".
This one lives in Deeper water and reaches a great size.
More friendly - but well hidden in a crack.
Seven "Shadow Fish", a stinging caterpillar-worm, and a roof of scarlet sponges.
Two Fanworms spread their 6-in. wide living net of tentacles.
On the cliff 90 ft. down.
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Maurice Pope's memoirs are contained in Maurice W M Pope: Amateur (2018), a copy of which is available in Special Collections.

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  • English



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