Petrie MSS 1.6
- 1886-1887 (Creation)
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- Journal letters
- November 29, 1886, through to May 30, 1887.
- Petrie and F. Ll. Griffith charter a boat for two months which will take them from Minya to Aswan enabling them to visit many sites along the way. At the end of the two months, they return to Luxor where Petrie commences with his main task of collecting material for his “Racial Types” project which involves the photographing and making squeezes of scenes in the temples at Karnak before he moves across to the West Bank to continue this work in the temples and tombs there. Later in the season, Petrie moves on to Dahshur to survey the pyramids.
- Main sites: Aswan, Karnak, Dahshur.
- Other sites: Ramesseum, Valley of the Kings.
- Pages 34 and 34A are copies of letters by Petrie's mother Anne.
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Petrie, W. M. Flinders, A season in Egypt 1887 (1887) (OEB 147187) http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/petrie1887 (accessed 21/03/2018).
Petrie, W. M. Flinders, Seventy years in archaeology , 74-80 (OEB 147191).
Drower, Margaret S., Flinders Petrie: a life in archaeology (1985), 106-26 (OEB 29381).
- 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.