A pioneering Egyptologist, Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853–1942) excavated over fifty sites and trained a generation of archaeologists. The diversity of his work is revealed in these three excavation reports, reissued here together but originally published separately in 1911, 1913 and 1914. The first, an important resource on mummy portraits, records significant discoveries made during renewed work on the Roman necropolis at Hawara. Continued excavations at Memphis are also described. Petrie's work at Tarkhan, where he excavated numerous tombs, is written up in the second and third reports. Each report features a valuable section of illustrations, including photographs and drawings of the various sites and finds, most notably the lifelike mummy portraits. Petrie wrote prolifically throughout his long career, and a great many of his other publications - including earlier reports from both Hawara and Memphis - are also reissued in this series.
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- Date Published: October 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108066167
- length: 314 pages
- dimensions: 297 x 210 x 17 mm
- weight: 0.76kg
- contains: 184 b/w illus. 4 colour illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. Roman Portraits and Memphis (IV): Introduction
1. The burials
2. The portraits
3. Methods of painting
4. The period and people
5. The wrapping of mummies
6. The groups of tombs
7. Objects found in the cemetery
Part II. Tarkhan I and Memphis V: Introduction
1. The dating of the graves
2. Changes in the earliest dynasties
3. Contents of the graves
4. Mastaba 1060
5. Objects found in the cemetery
6. The burials
7. Slates, marks, corpus, and registers
8. The excavations
9. The inscription of Amenhotep
Part III. Tarkhan II: Introduction
1. The valley cemetery
2. The great mastabas
3. Description of the plates
4. Early Egyptian skeletons
5. Methods of burial
6. The skulls and jaws
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