File Petrie MSS 1.2 - Petrie Journal 1881 to 1882 (Giza and Nile voyage)

Petrie Journal 1881 to 1882 pages 1 to 50 Petrie Journal 1881 to 1882 pages 51 to 100 Petrie Journal 1881 to 1882 pages 101 to 150 Petrie Journal 1881 to 1882 pages 151 to 200 Petrie Journal 1881 to 1882 pages 201 to 232

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Petrie MSS 1.2


Petrie Journal 1881 to 1882 (Giza and Nile voyage)


  • 1881-1882 (Creation)

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232 pages

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  • 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.

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  • Petrie, W. M. Flinders, The pyramids and temples of Gizeh (1883) (OEB 14761) (accessed 21/03/2018).

  • Petrie, W. M. Flinders, Seventy years in archaeology [1931], 27-36 (OEB 147191).

  • Drower, Margaret S., Flinders Petrie: a life in archaeology (1985), 48-64 (OEB 29381).

  • Drower, Margaret S. (ed.), Letters from the desert: the correspondence of Flinders and Hilda Petrie (2004), 31-40 (OEB 154602).

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  • The journal has been transcribed by Cat Warsi; Manon Schutz and the Griffith Institute Team have proofread it and prepared it for publication on this website.

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