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Podcast - Archaeology Among the Ruins: photography and antiquity in mid-nineteenth-century Levant

The photographer Francis Bedford accompanied the Prince of Wales on his tour of the East in 1862. Although Bedford's work fitted into a long western tradition of picturing the 'Orient', during this period photography was becoming increasingly respected as a 'science'. Using Bedford's later studies of antiquities Dr Amara Thornton, UCL presents a lecture by Dr Debbie Challis, Petrie Museum, UCL exploring the effect photography had on another emerging science; archaeology.