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A pioneering Egyptologist, Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853–1942) excavated over fifty sites and trained a generation of archaeologists. This reissue brings together two of the well-illustrated excavation reports that he prepared with collaborators. The first, originally published in 1905, documents his work at Ehnasya (or Herakleopolis Magna), ranging in its coverage from the twelfth-dynasty temple to the houses of the Roman period. The text includes material by C. T. Currelly (1876–1957) on the various cemeteries. The second report, from 1912, records the findings from a number of sites. Petrie discusses the labyrinth located in the Faiyum; Gerald Wainwright (1879–1964) notes the discovery at Gerzeh of early examples of iron and ceramic artefacts; and the cemeteries and pyramids of Mazghuna are examined by Ernest Mackay (1880–1943). 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: 9781108066204
- length: 226 pages
- dimensions: 297 x 210 x 12 mm
- weight: 0.55kg
- contains: 96 b/w illus. 1 colour illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. Ehnasya: Introduction
1. The site before the temple
2. The temple of the 12th dynasty
3. The temple of the 18th dynasty
4. The temple of the 19th dynasty
5. The later temples
6. Description of plates and objects
7. The Roman houses
8. The pottery
9. The cemeteries of Sedment and Gurob
10. The site of Buto
Part II. The Labyrinth, Gerzeh and Mazghuneh:
1. The site of El Gerzeh
2. The sequence dating
3. The burials
4. Evidences of mutilation of bodies
5. The ritual of dismemberment
6. The iron beads
7. The new types of pottery
8. Objects from the pre-dynastic cemetery
9. The work at Meydum
10. The Labyrinth
11. Tombs of the 12th dynasty
12. The cemeteries of Mazghuneh
13. The south pyramid of Mazghuneh
14. The north pyramid of Mazghuneh
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