Flinders Petrie is a prevalent figure in the understanding of the formative period of Egyptian History.
Excavations and Notable Artefacts
- Excavations at Umm el-Qa'ab where sieving through spoil-dumps they found a Year Label of Narmer.
- Label showing Aha's visit and construction of the temple to Neith at Sais.
- 1898-99. Excavations at Hu in which Arthur Mace discovered the Hu Bowl.
Mummified arm from Djer's Tomb
- A mummified arm was discovered in Djer's tomb, which he believed to be a woman which is likely as the skull of a female was also discovered.
- When the arm was discovered inside the tomb Petrie wrote:
- ...the arm of the Queen of Djer was found, hidden in a hole in the wall, with the gold bracelets in place. The lads who found it saw the gold, but left it untouched and brought the arm to me. I cut the wrappings apart so bared he bracelets all intact. Thus the exact order could be copied when my wife re-threaded them next morning.
- When Quibell came over on behalf of the Museum, I sent up the bracelets by him. The arm - the oldest mummified piece known - and its marvelously fine tissue of linen were also delivered to the museum. Emile Brugsch only cared for display; so from one bracelet he cut away the half that was of plaited gold wire, and he also threw away the arm and linen. A museum is a dangerous place….
- ↑ Wilkinson, T, A, H. (2001) Early Dynastic Egypt London: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-26011-6.
- ↑ Watterson, B. (2003) Gods of Ancient Egypt Sparkford:Sutton Publishing
- ↑ Rosalind, M. and Janssen, J.J. (1996) Getting Old in Ancient Egypt London: Rubicon Press.
- ↑ Lehner, M. (2008) "The Complete Pyramids of Egypt" London: Thames & Hudson
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Tyldesley, J. (2005) "Egypt: How a lost civilization was rediscovered" London: BBC Books
- ↑ Tyldesley, J. (2006) The Complete Queens of Egypt Cairo: American University Press.