William Matthew Flinders Petrie

Egyptologist and collector

English Egyptologist collector and a pioneer of systematic methodology in archeology and preservation of artefacts. He held the first chair of Egyptology in the United Kingdom, and excavated at many of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt,

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Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, FRS (3 June 1853 – 28 July 1942), commonly known as Flinders Petrie, was an English Egyptologist and a pioneer of systematic methodology in archaeology and preservation of artefacts. He held the first chair of Egyptology in the United Kingdom, and excavated many of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt. Some consider his most famous discovery to be that of the Merneptah Stele, an opinion with which Petrie himself concurred. Petrie developed the system of dating layers based on pottery and ceramic findings.

Wiki - January 2014
  • Gender
    Male
  • Relationship
  • Nationality
    British
  • Born
    1853-06-03
  • Place of birth
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Kent: Charlton
  • Died
    1942-07-28
  • Place of death
    Asia: Western Asia: Israel: Jerusalem
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded

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