Through a partnership with ARTstor, approximately 4,000 images from the Mellink Archive at Bryn Mawr College will be added to the Digital Library. Machteld Johanna Mellink (1917-2006) was a pioneer of Anatolian archaeology and a pre-eminent scholar of ancient Turkish cultures. For nearly three decades, she served as chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College. As a scholar, Mellink participated in ground-breaking excavations throughout Turkey, establishing her reputation as a leader in the field.

The images added to the Digital Library from the Mellink archive will depict archaeological sites in Turkey, including numerous images of sites that Mellink excavated herself. Also well-represented are sites in Greece, Cyprus, Syria, Iran, and Iraq, dating from prehistoric through medieval periods. Produced from the 1950s through the 1990s, these images depict the Classical and Near Eastern archaeological sites that Mellink explored, studied, and taught over the course of her long, celebrated career.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Mellink Archive (Bryn Mawr College) page.