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Petrie Journal 1893 to 1894 (Koptos)

  • Journal letters.
  • November 27, 1893, through to February 23, 1894.
  • Handwritten.
  • Petrie is at Koptos for the whole season where he was assisted by James Edward Quibell and Bernard Pyne Grenfell. Petrie discovered three temples and found evidence of constant occupation at the site, from the Predynastic period through to the Roman era. Petrie also discovered three Predynastic colossal statues of Min beneath a Ptolemaic pavement, one statue is now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and the other two are in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Petrie's excavations at this site initiated the formation of the highly-regarded Egyptian workforce specialising in archaeological excavation and referred to as "Quftis".
  • Site: Koptos (Coptos; Qift; Quft).

Petrie Journal 1888 to 1889 (Hawara, Gurob and Kahun)

  • Journal letters.
  • October 24, 1888, to June 14, 1888.
  • Handwritten.
  • Petrie resumes work at Hawara where he continues clearing the pyramid interior, assisted later on by G. W. Fraser. Petrie’s other assistant, M. Amos, is assigned to excavate at Petrie’s concession at Gurob. In January 1888, Petrie and Fraser move on to excavate at el-Lahun and the town of Kahun, Fraser remaining at the site throughout the summer after Petrie returns to England.
  • Main sites: Hawara, Gurob (Kom Medinet Gurob) and Kahun (El-Lahun).
  • Other sites: Birket Qarun (Birket Karun), Dimai (Soknopaiou Nesos).
  • Pages 64-6 are copies of letters by Professor Griffith.
  • Pages 82-3 and 149 are copies of letters by Petrie's mother Anne.
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