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A pioneering Egyptologist, Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853–1942) excavated over fifty sites and trained a generation of archaeologists. The two excavation reports now reissued here together were first published in 1891 and 1892 respectively, written in collaboration with other experts. They outline significant finds at the pyramids of Lahun and Meidum, and at Gurob and Kahun, notably the latter's cache of Middle Kingdom papyri. Petrie and his collaborators describe in detail how they came to make these discoveries, shedding light on developing archaeological practices used towards the end of the nineteenth century. Petrie's professional method of painstakingly recording every find is well demonstrated here, and each report includes a section of valuable illustrative material. Petrie wrote prolifically throughout his long career, and a great many of his other publications - for both specialists and non-specialists - are also reissued in this series.
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- Date Published: September 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108065733
- length: 198 pages
- dimensions: 297 x 210 x 11 mm
- weight: 0.49kg
- contains: 66 b/w illus. 13 colour illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. Illahun, Kahun and Gurob: Introductory
1. Pyramids of Illahun
2. The town of Kahun
3. The antiquities of Kahun
4. Medinet Gurob
5. The tomb of Maket
6. Illahun in the XXII dynasty
7. Ptolemaic cemetery, Gurob
8. Ptolemais and late sites
9. The Greek papyri
10. The hieratic papyri
11. The stone implements
Part II. Medum: Introduction
1. The pyramid and temple
2. The mastabas and burials
3. The sculptured chambers
4. Early hieroglyphs
5. The small antiquities
6. The inscriptions
7. Varieties of ancient kohl
8. Egyptian colours
9. The Coptic papyri
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