ASOR Opens its Boston Archives

ASOR Archive

Cynthia Rufo is archiving more than a century of archaeological records and photos. Photo by Vernon Doucette.

BU Today (Boston University) is announcing that ASOR (The American Schools of Oriental Research) is opening its archaeological archive in Boston to the public.

Included in its collections are diaries of archaeologists; rare photos of various excavations, including Qumran in the West Bank, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered; and miscellanea, like a reproduction of an 1873 sultan’s permit for a dig in Palestine.

Be sure to make use of the archive when you are in the Boston area.

The American Schools of Oriental Research archive is open to the public, by appointment, at its headquarters, 656 Beacon St., Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Access is free. Those interested should contact archivist Cynthia Rufo at 617-358-4428 or at A description of the collections can be found here.

One thought on “ASOR Opens its Boston Archives

  1. How incredible to be able to see and read the diaries of famous archeologists. This is really good news!

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