File Petrie MSS 1.3 - Petrie Journal 1883 to 1884 (Tanis)

Petrie Journal 1883 to 1884 pages 1 to 50 Petrie Journal 1883 to 1884 pages 51 to 100 Petrie Journal 1883 to 1884 pages 101 to 150 Petrie Journal 1883 to 1884 pages 151 to 200 Petrie Journal 1883 to 1884 pages 201 to 230

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Petrie MSS 1.3


Petrie Journal 1883 to 1884 (Tanis)


  • 1883-1884 (Creation)

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230 pages

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  • 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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  • Petrie, W. M. Flinders, Tanis I (1885), II (1888) (OEB 147217) (accessed 21/03/2018).

  • Petrie, W. M. Flinders, Seventy years in archaeology [1931], 37-51 (OEB 147191).

  • Drower, Margaret S., Flinders Petrie: a life in archaeology (1985), 71-84 (OEB 29381).

  • Drower, Margaret S. (ed.), Letters from the desert: the correspondence of Flinders and Hilda Petrie (2004), 40-59 (OEB 154602).

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  • The journal has been transcribed by François Leclère; Alexandra Villing, Manon Schutz and the Griffith Institute Team have proofread it and prepared it for publication on this website.

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