Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World
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Providence, RI 02912
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Posted at Oct 24/2010 02:01PM:
Ian B: Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie was prominent Egyptologist during the turn of the 20th century. Petrie was set on being an archeologist since a young age and began his professional carrier as a surveyor in southern England. There he studied Stonehenge and wrote a book on his findings in 1880. Soon after Petrie went to Egypt to excavate at they Great Pyramids of Giza. He became known for his habit of stuffing everything he touched and is though of one of the fathers on modern archeology in because of his use of the scientific method. Petrie excavated in the Middle East for forty years on over thirty sites. His most famous find is considered to be the Stele of Mernepath at Thebes, which contains the earliest known reference to Israel. Petrie died in 1942.
Posted at Nov 30/2010 03:10PM:
ian: One of the cool things about Petrie in relation to this course is that he was not narrowly Pharaonic in his interests. With his work at Hawarra in the Fayyum as well as a more than passing interest in Islamic architecture. He produced some pretty decent watercolors in fact.