Humfry G.G. Payne

Grave of Humfry Payne, Mycenae © David Gill

British archaeologist, Humfry Gilbert Garth Payne, was director of the British School at Athens from 1929 until his death in May 1936. His widow, Dilys Powell, arranged for him to buried in the cemetery at Mycenae. Payne is known for his work on Corinthian pottery and his excavations at the sanctuary site of Perachora.

Notice the copy of Powell’s The Traveller’s Journey is Done (1943) that has been placed at the grave.

Author: David Gill

David Gill is Honorary Professor in the Centre for Heritage at the University of Kent, and Honorary Research Fellow in the School of History and an Academic Associate in SISJAC at UEA; Professor of Archaeological Heritage.

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