Among the leading Egyptologists of his day, Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942) excavated over fifty sites and trained a generation of archaeologists. Pioneering in his rigorous recording of evidence, Petrie wrote prolifically throughout his long career and is credited with bringing his subject to a wider audience. A great many of his other publications are also reissued in this series. First published in 1892 and intended for non-specialists, this highly readable book summarises Petrie's recent work in Egypt, including his surveying of the pyramids of Giza and his discovery of the city of Naukratis in the Nile Δ. Illustrated throughout with detailed line drawings, this work sheds much light on Petrie's influential approach as well as the technological and artistic achievements of ancient Egyptian civilisation. It will appeal to those who wish to learn about the birth of modern Egyptology and the methods of its founding father.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. The pyramids at Gizeh; 2. Tanis; 3. Naukratis; 4. Daphnae - Tahpanhes; 5. Nebesheh; 6. Up the Nile; 7. Hawara; 8. Illahun and Kahun; 9. Gurob; 10. Medum; 11. Fresh light on the past; 12. The art of excavating; 13. The fellah; 14. The active tripper in Egypt; Addenda; Index.