139) Flinders Petrie

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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.

Badges Earned:
Find a Grave Marked

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

The Great Book of Ancient Egypt: In the Realm of the Pharaohs by Zahi Hawass

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