Among the leading Egyptologists of his day, Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853–1942) excavated over fifty sites and trained a generation of archaeologists. This single-volume reissue brings together two of his well-illustrated excavation reports. The first, originally published in 1896, covers the work undertaken in 1893–4 at Koptos (modern-day Qift), a key settlement in Upper Egypt on the Nile's east bank. This includes a chapter on classical inscriptions by David George Hogarth (1862–1927). The second report, first published in 1909, discusses recent archaeological work around Qurna in the Theban necropolis, including the discovery of an intact royal burial dating from the seventeenth dynasty. The epigraphic material is addressed in a chapter by James Herbert Walker (d.1914). 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.
Table of Contents
Part I. Koptos: Introduction; 1. The rise of Koptos; 2. The Middle Kingdom; 3. The New Kingdom; 4. Ptolemaic and Roman period; 5. The minor antiquities; 6. The classical inscriptions; Index; Plates; Part II. Qurneh: Introduction; 1. The Antef cemetery; 2. The chapel of Sankh-ka-ra; 3. The intact burial of the XVIIth dynasty; 4. The painted tombs; 5. The XVIIIth and XIXth dynasties; 6. The later periods; 7. The inscriptions; Index; Plates.