Amy Urlin

Assistant to Petrie in Egypt

Amy Urlin, daughter of Denny Urlin and Mary Addis and older sister of Hilda Petrie, wife of the archaeologist W. M. Flinders Petrie. She assisted Petrie on his excavation of the cemetery at Abydos in his second season. She never married and devoted her life to charitable works. She was a committee member of the Egyptian Research Students' Account.

Her collection of antiquities was inherited by Mrs Joyce Hearne who then sold the collection to Liverpool Museum in 1944.

See the Egypt Exploration Society website for more images of her working with Petrie in Egypt:
http://www.ees.ac.uk/archive/bmobjectstest.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/egyptexplorationsociety/7003578723/
  • Gender
    Female
  • Relationship
    Artist/maker, Previous owner
  • Nationality
    British
  • Born
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place of birth
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK
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