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More than 2700 items from our internationally significant Egyptology collection. The full collection is one of the largest in the UK with over 16,000 items spanning from the Prehistoric (c. 5300 BC) to the end of the Byzantine Period (642 AD).
One of my favourite parts of being a curator is the detective work done in storerooms, archives and libraries.
Start date: 1891
End date: 1891
Description: Petrie excavated parts of the city in a winter season between 1891-2. At this time Petrie's fieldwork was largely being sponsored by two men: Jesse Haworth (1835-1921) and Henry Martin Kennard (1833-1911). Petrie gave some of his finds to his close friend, Flaxman Spurrell (1842-1915), whose collection was given to Norwich Castle Museum which was then purchased by Liverpool Museum in 1956. Spurrell's collection form Amarna contains many samples of pigments from houses in the city and artefacts associated with vitreous materials, such as glass rods and moulds for casting faience amulets and beads.
For more information see Digital Egypt for Universities website: http://www.digitalegypt.ucl.ac.uk/amarna/index.html
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