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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 2 combines the final two excavation reports, first published in 1933 and 1934, and includes the significant discovery of the large tomb of the governor under Tutankhamun. 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: 9781108066099
- length: 184 pages
- dimensions: 297 x 210 x 10 mm
- weight: 0.46kg
- contains: 124 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part III: Introduction
1. The first palace
2. Later buildings
4. Governor's tomb and cemetery
5. Metal work
6. Stone work
7. Glaze, ivory and bone
1. Work and dating
3. The scarabs and cylinders
5. Groups and bronze
6. Glass, ivory and bone
7. Rock and stone
8. Pottery and weights
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