Archaeological and photographic representations are, even today, mostly perceived on very similar terms. They are considered as being self-revelatory, reckoned as comparatively objective recording techniques, and often summoned as witnesses for verifying knowledge formation processes.
Essay on Archaeological photography and the creation of history in Colonial India
By re-using photographs which had been published in The Illustrated London News before, including cutting out and juxtaposing photographs of similar looking objects, found at Ur,
Archaeologists in the past have often worked hard to attract media attention.
An early example of the manner in which photography was inscribed with evidential power are the two photographs of the Atala Masjid at Jaunpur, taken by D.
The role of archaeological photography for recording archaeological excavations remained common throughout the nineteenth- and twentieth- centuries, although, the scope of
The creation of ‘visual replica’ for ancient ruins and historical monuments has a long history outside photography and India.
The use of archaeology to build up truth-values of notions derived from elsewhere is explicit in the ‘Aryan’ and ‘non-Aryan’ racial classifications that were imposed on the
Cunningham’s surveys and interpretation of the temple at Bodh Gaya, which he presented in The Mahabodhi, provides many examples of the ways in which he used photographs to
By locating Buddhist sites in north and central India, Cunningham could lay to rest speculations on the Buddha’s life-story.