A pioneering Egyptologist, dedicated to careful, methodical and economical research, Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853–1942) made Near Eastern archaeology a much more rigorous and scientific discipline. This 1906 publication covers Petrie's work in the Sinai Peninsula, investigating the historical and biblical significance of the region, especially as it related to the Exodus. Copiously illustrated with photographs, the book depicts the region's climate, geography and antiquities, recording the logistical and archaeological processes that characterised Petrie's approach. Notable is the material on ancient turquoise mines and a Middle Kingdom temple at Serabit el-Khadim, where inscriptions in the previously unknown Proto-Sinaitic script were discovered. Several chapters by Charles T. Currelly (1876–1957) record additional travels and observations. Petrie wrote prolifically throughout his long career, and a great many of his other publications are also reissued in this series.
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- Date Published: September 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108065757
- length: 450 pages
- dimensions: 244 x 170 x 23 mm
- weight: 0.71kg
- contains: 94 b/w illus. 4 maps
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. On the Sinai road
2. The Bedawy and the desert
3. Wady Maghareh and its sculptures
4. The miners of Wady Maghareh
5. Serabit el Khadem and the bethels
6. The temple of Serabit
7. The history and purpose of the temple
8. The mining expeditions
9. The lesser and foreign monuments
10. The altars and the offerings
11. The mines of Serabit el Khadem
12. The revision of chronology
13. The worship at Serabit el Khadem
14. The conditions of the exodus
15. Tor to Maghareh
16. Gebel Musa and the Nawamis
17. Mount Sinai and Gebel Serbal
18. Tor to Aqabah
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