William Flinders Petrie

William Flinders Petrie

Birth
Charlton, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London, England
Death 28 Jul 1942 (aged 89)
Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel
Burial Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel
Memorial ID 11634248 · View Source
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English Egyptologist. He was born in Charlton (Kent) and died in Jerusalem. He excavated at many of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt such as Abydos and Amarna. From 1880 to 1883, Flinders studied and excavated The Great Pyramid of Giza. This started Flinders on his way to becoming known as one of the great innovators of scientific methods in excavation. In 1883 the book Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh was published to document his time at Giza. In 1923 he was knighted for services to British archaeology and Egyptology. Petrie left Egypt for Palestine in 1926. Here he excavated a series of frontier sites between Egypt and Canaan. In accordance with Petrie's wishes, his head was donated to The Royal College of Surgeons in London. His body is buried without his head, signified by the headstone and other stone being separate.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 28 Aug 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11634248
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Flinders Petrie (3 Jun 1853–28 Jul 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11634248, citing Jerusalem Protestant Cemetery, Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel ; Maintained by Find A Grave .