Flinders Petrie: The Life and Legacy of the Father of Modern Egyptology
Flinders Petrie: The Life and Legacy of the Father of Modern Egyptology0.0 0 5 Forfatter: Charles River Editors Oplæser: Bill Hare
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As more individuals headed for Egypt and made more groundbreaking discoveries, the interest in Egypt heightened, as did knowledge about ancient history, despite the fact it happened so long ago and covered an immense span of time. William Mathew Flinders Petrie, more commonly known as Flinders Petrie, was among the second wave of Egyptologists who saw the need to modernize the study of ancient Egypt by introducing scientific techniques from other fields of study. During his life and career, Petrie discovered many tombs, developed several influential theories, and changed the way in which modern archaeology is practiced. Petrie’s methods are, for the most part, still used today, and archaeologists from a wide array of studies owe a debt of gratitude to the Englishman.
Petrie’s life was fascinating in many respects beyond the firsts he recorded in the fields of archaeology and Egyptology. As Petrie excavated in Egypt and Palestine and taught and wrote in England, his career and life crossed paths with the famous and the yet to become famous. Petrie worked - and sometimes quarreled - with most luminaries in his fields, and while he influenced several of them, he was always willing to learn from others. In the process, he met important statesmen, philosophers, fellow explorers, and even a one-armed resistance leader. Thanks to all these efforts, modern Egyptologists have been able to learn an incredible amount about different periods through reading the surviving texts currently preserved in museums throughout the world and in the many temples and tombs in Egypt.
Flinders Petrie: The Life and Legacy of the Father of Modern Egyptology examines Petrie’s greatest triumphs, both personal and professional, as well as some of the things he got wrong. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about Flinders Petrie like never before.
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