File Petrie MSS 1.11 - Petrie Journal 1891 to 1892 (Amarna)

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Petrie MSS 1.11

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Petrie Journal 1891 to 1892 (Amarna)

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  • 1891-1892 (Creation)

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-Journal letters.
-October 22, 1891, through to April 23, 1892.
-Brief entries for dates between April 24 and October 1, 1892.
-Handwritten.
-Petrie is at Amarna for the whole season mainly excavating in the Great Palace where he uncovered a painted pavement decorated with scenes of animals, birds and vegetation. Subsequently, much of the season was devoted to recording the pavement, as well as sealing it with a tapioca-based solution in order to protect the surface. Petrie was assisted by Howard Carter who was in Egypt for the first time. Petrie's opinion of the 17-year-old fledgling archaeologist is recorded in this journal: "Mr. Carter is a good-natured lad, whose interest is entirely in painting & natural history; he only takes this digging as being on the spot & convenient to Mr Amherst [Carter's sponser], & it is of no use for me to work him up as an excavator."
-Sites: Amarna (el-Amarna).
-Includes several small watercolours of objects.

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-Object distribution notes, in Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London.
-http://egyptartefacts.griffith.ox.ac.uk/excavations/1891-92-el-amarna (accessed 21/03/2018).

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-Petrie, W. M. Flinders, Tell el Amarna (1894) (OEB 147222) http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/petrie1894 (accessed 22/03/2018).
-Petrie, W. M. Flinders, Seventy years in archaeology [1931], 134-43 (OEB 147191).

-Drower, Margaret S., Flinders Petrie: a life in archaeology (1985), 187-98 (OEB 29381).
-Drower, Margaret S. (ed.), Letters from the desert: the correspondence of Flinders and Hilda Petrie (2004), 80-7 (OEB 154602).

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