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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Egyptology

  • Date Published: September 2013
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108061322

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  • A pioneering Egyptologist, Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853–1942) excavated over fifty sites and trained a generation of archaeologists. Originally published between 1902 and 1904 for the Egypt Exploration Fund, this three-volume set of copiously illustrated reports documents the excavations that Petrie initiated at one of ancient Egypt's most sacred sites, the necropolis at Abydos. These reports follow on from the findings published in The Royal Tombs of the First Dynasty (1900) and The Royal Tombs of the Earliest Dynasties (1901), both of which are reissued in this series. Volume 1 presents a detailed account of the objects found in the Osiris temenos (enclosure) and a cemetery on the dig of 1902. Volume 2 records discoveries made during the 1902–3 clearing of the site of ten successive temples. Volume 3 was produced by Petrie's younger colleagues and includes chapters on the tombs of Senusret III and Ahmose I.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108061322
    • length: 442 pages
    • dimensions: 299 x 215 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.12kg
    • contains: 203 b/w illus. 2 colour illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: List of plates
    1. Objects from the royal tombs
    2. The Osiris temenos
    3. The Osiris temple
    4. The cemetery G
    5. The inscriptions
    The plates. Volume 2: List of plates
    1. History of the temples
    2. Objects before the IVth dynasty
    3. Objects of the IVth–XXVIth dynasty
    4. Flint knives and pottery
    5. The inscriptions
    6. Summary of results
    The plates. Volume 3: List of plates
    1. The Shuneh, middle fort and deir
    2. The cemetery
    3. Tomb and cemetery of Senusert III
    4. The tomb of Senusert III
    5. The tomb of Aahmes I
    6. The shrine of Teta-shera
    7. The inscriptions
    8. Description of plates
    The plates.

  • Authors

    William Matthew Flinders Petrie

    Edward Russell Ayrton

    C. T. Currelly

    Assisted by

    A. E. Weigall

    Francis Llewellyn Griffith

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