Among the leading Egyptologists of his day, Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853–1942) excavated over fifty sites and trained a generation of archaeologists. Pioneering in his rigorous recording of evidence, Petrie wrote prolifically throughout his long career and is credited with bringing his subject to a wider audience. A great many of his other publications are also reissued in this series. First published in 1892 and intended for non-specialists, this highly readable book summarises Petrie's recent work in Egypt, including his surveying of the pyramids of Giza and his discovery of the city of Naukratis in the Nile Delta. Illustrated throughout with detailed line drawings, this work sheds much light on Petrie's influential approach as well as the technological and artistic achievements of ancient Egyptian civilisation. It will appeal to those who wish to learn about the birth of modern Egyptology and the methods of its founding father.
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- Date Published: September 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108065740
- length: 212 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 12 mm
- weight: 0.28kg
- contains: 115 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. The pyramids at Gizeh
4. Daphnae - Tahpanhes
6. Up the Nile
8. Illahun and Kahun
11. Fresh light on the past
12. The art of excavating
13. The fellah
14. The active tripper in Egypt
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