File Petrie MSS 5.5 - Album 5 - Egyptian Miniatures Part A. Old Empire

Front cover Title Page - Egyptian Miniatures Part A. Old Empire Foreword Index Map Chronology Contents of Part A [480] Step Pyramid, South face. [481] Old finished casing of the addition in 482 (No 4 of 480) [482] Older finished casing (No 3 of 480) covered by later addition. [485] Step pyramid of Sakkara, from S.W. [483] Two finished casings on South side, near middle of face. [484] Older finished casing (No 1 of 483 & 485) [412] Profile of West side of Abu Roash pyramid. [413] Passage of pyramid cut in the rock. [414] S. and W. sides of chamber, and N. side; and passage end [415] End of passage and E. side of chamber, 30 ft high. Notes on the pyramid of Abu Roash [411] Remains of pyramid, Abu Roash. East Side. [416] Remains of larger and lesser pyramids. West side. [418] Great causeway leading up to the pyramids from the N. [420] North side of Abu Roash hill, from Deir. [55] Pyramid of Medûm from S.S.E. [56] Pyramid of Medum from S.S.W. [59] Pyramid of Medum from N.N.E. [57] Pyramid of Medum [60] "False door" of stone, seen in No 66. [66] Outer brickwork of tomb of Nefermat Medum. [67] Tomb of Atetwife of Nefermat Medum. [62] N. side of "false door" recess. [63] S. side of "false door" recess, & part of back.
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Petrie MSS 5.5


Album 5 - Egyptian Miniatures Part A. Old Empire


  • 1881-1882 (Creation)

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-Album containing photographs of Old (and also some Middle) Kingdom antiquities and monuments.
-Most of the photographs show the Giza pyramids, especially the Great Pyramid, as well as many private tombs.
-This album includes the photograph showing Petrie standing outside the tomb he lived in the early 1880s when surveying the pyramids (Petrie MSS 5.5.23c [upper right]).
-Other sites in this album include pyramids, tombs and other monuments at Saqqara, Meidum, Dahshur, Abusir, Hawara, Zawyet el-Amwat and Biahmu.

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Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford

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