139) W.F. Petrie
Pioneer of Systematic Methodology in Archaeology
Born: 3 June 1853, Charlton, Greater London, United Kingdom
Died: 28 July 1942, Jerusalem, Palestine (Present-day Jerusalem, Israel)
Original Name: William Matthew Flinders Petrie
Egyptologist who also Studied ancient systems of weights and measures; Flinders excavated at Abydos, Amarna, The Pyramids at Giza, and other important Egyptian sites as well as in Palestine.
Flinders put forth the notion of sequence dating objects from archaeological sites. This allowed for a reconstruction of history itself in a way that was never before possible.
He was knighted in 1923.
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Located In My Personal Library:
Ancient Egypt: An Introduction by Salima Ikram
Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt by Rosalie David
The Curse of the Pharaohs by Philipp Vandenberg
When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt by Kara Cooney
Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs: 100 Discoveries That Changed the World edited by Ann R Williams
King Tutankhamun: The Treasures of the Tomb by Zahi Hawass