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date: 02 July 2020

Sandars, Nancy Katharinefree

FBA 1984; FSA

Born 29 June 1914; d of Edward Carew Sandars and Gertrude Annie Sandars (née Phipps); died 20 Nov. 2015



at home; Wychwood School, Oxford; Inst. of Archaeology, Univ. of London (Diploma 1949); St Hugh’s College, Oxford (BLitt 1957)


Archaeological research and travel in Europe, 1949–69; British School at Athens, 1954–55; Elizabeth Wordsworth Studentship, St Hugh’s College, Oxford, 1958–61; travelled in Middle East, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1966; conferences, lectures (Prague, Sofia, McGill Univ.); excavations in British Isles and Greece


Bronze Age Cultures in France, 1957; The Epic of Gilgamesh, an English version, 1960, rev. edn 1972; Prehistoric Art in Europe, 1967, rev. edn 1985; Poems of Heaven and Hell from Ancient Mesopotamia, 1971; The Sea-Peoples: warriors of the ancient Mediterranean, 1978; Grandmother’s Steps: poems, 2001; articles on David Jones, painter and poet


Walking, translating, looking at pictures


University Women’s


The Manor House, Little Tew, Chipping Norton, Oxford, OX7 4JF