Flinders Petrie and the Discovery of Egypt - London
The Petrie Museum contains one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world, housing more than 80,000 objects, and yet remarkably few people are even aware of its existence. The collection tells the story of the Nile Valley from prehistory to the rise of the pharaohs to the time of Alexander the Great and beyond.
The Museum’s extensive array of everyday objects provide unique insight into daily life in Ancient Egypt. Much of the material comes from excavations conducted by William Flinders Petrie, one of the fathers of Egyptology - making the story of the Museum very much the story of modern archaeology itself. The day is led by renowned Egyptologist Lucia Gahlin, and features a rare chance to handle Egyptian artefacts - a very special and unforgettable experience.
Your Departure date
Study Day -
Morning: 10:00 am start
10:00 - Meet Lucia at the entrance of the Petrie Museum.
10:15 - We start with tea and coffee, and are then introduced to the museum and the people behind it.
10:45 - Enjoy the rare opportunity of handling and closely studying a variety of objects from ancient Egypt.
13:00 - We break for lunch at a local restaurant. Please be aware that the restaurant is a ten minute walk away.
14:45 - Take a guided tour of the museum’s important collection of ancient clothing - including the oldest linen tunic and one of only two surviving beadnet dresses. Further highlights include a range of materials excavated at the settlement sites of Tell el-Amarna, Kahun and Gurob, including funerary equipment and pottery.
16:45 - Disperse