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A pioneering Egyptologist, Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853–1942) excavated over fifty sites and trained a generation of archaeologists. Now reissued in two volumes are the four excavation reports, published between 1931 and 1934, covering his extensive dig at Tell el-Ajjul in Palestine. The reports scrupulously record the finds of artefacts dating from the Copper Age and extending to the Hyksos period. Descriptions of the working party's struggles against malaria and the elements highlight Petrie's devotion to his work. Volume 1 combines the first two reports, first published in 1931 and 1932, and includes descriptions of various cemeteries, tombs, palaces and horse burials. Each report features a section of photographs and sketches of tombs, pottery, weapons and jewellery. Petrie wrote prolifically throughout his long career, and a great many of his Egyptological publications - for both specialists and non-specialists - are also reissued in this series.
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- Date Published: October 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108066082
- length: 178 pages
- dimensions: 297 x 210 x 10 mm
- weight: 0.44kg
- contains: 121 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. The historical position
2. The Hyksos period
3. The Canaanite period
4. Objects of Canaanite period
6. The copper age
1. The historical position
2. The copper age
3. The earliest palace
4. Palaces II, III, IV and V
5. Metal work
7. Stone work
8. Bone, beads, and glass
9. The foreign pottery
10. Notes on plates
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