Papers of W.M.F. Petrie relating to Naqada, Ballas and Hu in Upper Egypt, 1890s.
Papers of W.M.F. Petrie relating to Naqada, Ballas and Hu in Upper Egypt
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 479 MSS. Petrie
- Dates of Creation1890s
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description8 notebooks
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Administrative / Biographical History
William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942) first visited Egypt in 1880 to survey the Great Pyramid of Khufu in Giza. He spent the next fifty years excavating in Egypt, before turning his attention to Palestine in 1926. He excavated at Naqada and Ballas between 1894 and 1895, and at Hu between 1898 and 1899. See the Dictionary of National Biography for details.
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