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‘16/16 Miscellaneous – Archaeological excavations at Bahrain’ [‎11r] (21/28)

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The record is made up of 1 file (12 folios). It was created in 25 May 1927-29 May 1944. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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Refe rence:-
23rd. NLT, 132 ( 4 .
-- 1 na 7 e e hono r ' to rel ° e ^ to your letter No. 1436-16/16
dated 20th. . Jiy, 194:-, atid to state that instructions r/ere given
r aaed-ic.tely upon receipt thereof to cease work on the sepulchral mound
Originally permission w s obtained from the ^tate
,/' er u i :l ;' stone could be taken from the moun&jin that area and oiii
/? la f- 01 loCi ‘- 1 bis torn cal knowledge on the part of Air Ninistiy forks
Lirecoorate, one hear;) of stones vras as pood as another and I wish to
stai,e txiat it was this lack of novled^e and not lack of appreciation
01 tneir his correal value that caused the mistake.
. - shall be prateful^.f you will convey to the State
udviser^my sincere regrets for the incident and to assure him the
Roj/ax .nr Force had no intention of disturbing, relics of such
archaeological interest.
I have the honour to be.
Sir Liaison Officer.
. 3.1 .’s Politic. .1 ‘.rent,
Bahrein . /
Copy t o:- Officer in charge l.M. f.D.

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Correspondence relating to the Dilmun burial mounds in Bahrain, including archaeological excavations of, and damage inflicted to them. The principal correspondents in the file are: the Adviser to the Government of Bahrain (Charles Dalrymple Belgrave); the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Bahrain (Captain Charles Geoffrey Prior; Major Tom Hickinbotham).

The file covers three distinct periods, as follows:

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1 file (12 folios)

The file’s contents are arranged in approximate chronological order, from the earliest item at the front to the latest at the end. The file notes at the end of the file (f 13) mirror the chronological arrangement.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the inside back cover with 14; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 2-12; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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