Looking for an examination copy?
This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact email@example.com providing details of the course you are teaching.
A pioneering Egyptologist, dedicated to careful, methodical and economical research, Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853–1942) made Near Eastern archaeology a much more rigorous and scientific discipline. This 1906 publication covers Petrie's work in the Sinai Peninsula, investigating the historical and biblical significance of the region, especially as it related to the Exodus. Copiously illustrated with photographs, the book depicts the region's climate, geography and antiquities, recording the logistical and archaeological processes that characterised Petrie's approach. Notable is the material on ancient turquoise mines and a Middle Kingdom temple at Serabit el-Khadim, where inscriptions in the previously unknown Proto-Sinaitic script were discovered. Several chapters by Charles T. Currelly (1876–1957) record additional travels and observations. Petrie wrote prolifically throughout his long career, and a great many of his other publications are also reissued in this series.
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: September 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108065757
- length: 450 pages
- dimensions: 244 x 170 x 23 mm
- weight: 0.71kg
- contains: 94 b/w illus. 4 maps
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. On the Sinai road
2. The Bedawy and the desert
3. Wady Maghareh and its sculptures
4. The miners of Wady Maghareh
5. Serabit el Khadem and the bethels
6. The temple of Serabit
7. The history and purpose of the temple
8. The mining expeditions
9. The lesser and foreign monuments
10. The altars and the offerings
11. The mines of Serabit el Khadem
12. The revision of chronology
13. The worship at Serabit el Khadem
14. The conditions of the exodus
15. Tor to Maghareh
16. Gebel Musa and the Nawamis
17. Mount Sinai and Gebel Serbal
18. Tor to Aqabah
Find resources associated with this titleYour search for '' returned .
Type Name Unlocked * Format Size
*This title has one or more locked files and access is given only to instructors adopting the textbook for their class. We need to enforce this strictly so that solutions are not made available to students. To gain access to locked resources you either need first to sign in or register for an account.
These resources are provided free of charge by Cambridge University Press with permission of the author of the corresponding work, but are subject to copyright. You are permitted to view, print and download these resources for your own personal use only, provided any copyright lines on the resources are not removed or altered in any way. Any other use, including but not limited to distribution of the resources in modified form, or via electronic or other media, is strictly prohibited unless you have permission from the author of the corresponding work and provided you give appropriate acknowledgement of the source.
If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email email@example.comRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×