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William Matthew Flinders Petrie Collection
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Petrie Journal 1898 to 1899 (Diospolis Parva - Hu and Abadiya)

  • Journal letters.
  • Part 1, W. M. Flinders Petrie journal, November 29, 1898, to March 20, 1899.
  • Part 2, Hilda Petrie journal, November 14, 1898, to March 1, 1899.
  • Part 3, Hilda Petrie diary “1898-9 / SEMAINEH & HOW.”, December 6, 1898, to January 25, 1899. Camping trip (El Ga’ara, El Ghabat and Nawahed), March 2-5, 1899. Pages 143-70 are loose pages and the order is uncertain.
  • All handwritten.
  • Sites: Abadiya, Hu (Diospolis Parva).

Petrie Journal 1881 to 1882 (Giza and Nile voyage)

  • Journal letters.
  • October 3, 1881, to May 8, 1882.
  • Handwritten.
  • Petrie's main activity was the continuation of the measurement-survey of the pyramids at Giza, which was started the preceding season (1880 to 1881). This was the first season that Petrie took photographs using the pinhole camera he built himself.
    -Main site: Giza.
  • Other sites: Saqqara, Abusir, Maidum, el-Hiba, Kom el-Ahmar, Amarna, Dendera, Thebes, Medinet Habu, Ramesseum, Luxor, Medinet el-Faiyum, Dahshur, Hawara.

Petrie Journal 1883 to 1884 (Tanis)

  • Journal letters.
  • November 7, 1883, through to July 7, 1884.
  • Handwritten.
  • In early December 1883, Petrie, accompanied by his friends Prof. and Mrs Sheldon Amos, charters a dahabiyeh from Cairo, travelling through the Wadi Tumilat to Ismailia, Petrie prospects sites along the way including the site for Petrie's next season which is later identified by him as Naucratis. In February 1884, Petrie begins his first large-scale excavations at Tanis which continue into June.
  • Main site: Tanis (San el-Hagar).
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