Flinders Petrie’s birthday

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Did you know? Today is the birthday of one of Egyptology’s most famous archaeologists: William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942). Petrie was quite a character and my favourite picture of him is the one where he stands in his pyjamas outside the tomb in which he had set up camp during his survey of the Great Pyramid in 1880.

So, in honour of Petrie’s birthday, I’m giving you a new page in the Photo Diary: a glimpse at the collection of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London.

The small entrance to the Petrie Museum.

The small entrance to the Petrie Museum.