File Petrie MSS 1.8 - Petrie Journal 1888 to 1889 (Hawara, Gurob and Kahun)

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Petrie MSS 1.8

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

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  • 1888-1889 (Creation)

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155 pages

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-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, 82 and 149 are copies of letters by Petrie's mother Anne.

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Many pages are fragile and need to be handled with care.

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-Related correspondence, object and object distribution notes, in Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London.
-http://egyptartefacts.griffith.ox.ac.uk/excavations/1888-89-hawara (accessed 21/03/2018).
-http://egyptartefacts.griffith.ox.ac.uk/excavations/1888-89-byahmu (accessed 16/03/2018).
-http://egyptartefacts.griffith.ox.ac.uk/excavations/1888-89-gurob (accessed 16/03/2018).
-http://egyptartefacts.griffith.ox.ac.uk/excavations/1889-90-lahun (accessed 16/03/2018).

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-Petrie, W. M. Flinders, Hawara, Biahmu and Arsinoe (1889) (OEB 147074) http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/petrie1889 (accessed 21/03/2018).
-Petrie, W. M. Flinders, Illahun, Kahun and Gurob: 1889-90 (1891) (OEB 147084) http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/petrie1891 (accessed 21/03/2018).
-Petrie, W. M. Flinders, Seventy years in archaeology [1931], 90-107 (OEB 147191).

-Drower, Margaret S., Flinders Petrie: a life in archaeology (1985), 142-52 (OEB 29381).
-Drower, Margaret S. (ed.), Letters from the desert: the correspondence of Flinders and Hilda Petrie (2004), 67-71 (OEB 154602).

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