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Flinders petrie: a life in archaeology

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Flinders petrie: a life in archaeology
Title
Flinders petrie: a life in archaeology
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Language
eng
Summary
Flinders Petrie has been called the "Father of Modern Egyptology" - and indeed he is one of the pioneers of modern archaeological methods. This fascinating biography of Petrie was first published to high acclaim in England in 1985. Margaret S. Drower, a student of Petrie's in the early 1930's, traces his life from his boyhood, when he was already a budding scholar, through his stunning career in the deserts of Egypt to his death in Jerusalem at the age of eighty-nine. Drower combines her first-hand knowledge with Petrie's own voluminous personal and professional diaries to forge a lively account of this influential and sometimes controversial figure. Drower presents Petrie as he was: an enthusiastic eccentric, diligently plunging into the uncharted past of ancient Egypt. She tells not only of his spectacular finds, including the tombs of the first Pharaohs, the earliest alphabetic script, a Homer manuscript, and a collection of painted portraits on mummy cases, but also of his important contributions to the science of modern archaeology, such as orderly record-keeping of the progress of a dig and the use of pottery shards in historical dating. Petrie's careful academic methods often pitted him against such rival archaeologists as Amelineau, who boasted he had smashed the stone jars he could not carry away to be sold, and Maspero and Naville, who mangled a pyramid at El Kula they had vainly tried to break into
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Drower, Margaret S
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Wisconsin studies in classics
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  • Egyptologists
  • Petrie, W. M. Flinders
Label
Flinders petrie: a life in archaeology
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-469) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxiv, 500 pages
Isbn
9780299146245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Flinders petrie: a life in archaeology
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-469) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxiv, 500 pages
Isbn
9780299146245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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