- Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Format: Paperback | 226 pages
- Dimensions: 208mm x 295mm x 13mm | 590g
- Publication date: 19 September 2013
- Publication City/Country: Cambridge
- ISBN 10: 1108066208
- ISBN 13: 9781108066204
- Illustrations note: 96 b/w illus. 1 colour illus.
A pioneering Egyptologist, Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942) excavated over fifty sites and trained a generation of archaeologists. This reissue brings together two of the well-illustrated excavation reports that he prepared with collaborators. The first, originally published in 1905, documents his work at Ehnasya (or Herakleopolis Magna), ranging in its coverage from the twelfth-dynasty temple to the houses of the Roman period. The text includes material by C. T. Currelly (1876-1957) on the various cemeteries. The second report, from 1912, records the findings from a number of sites. Petrie discusses the labyrinth located in the Faiyum; Gerald Wainwright (1879-1964) notes the discovery at Gerzeh of early examples of iron and ceramic artefacts; and the cemeteries and pyramids of Mazghuna are examined by Ernest Mackay (1880-1943). Petrie wrote prolifically throughout his long career, and a great many of his other publications are also reissued in this series.
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Table of contents
Part I. Ehnasya: Introduction; 1. The site before the temple; 2. The temple of the 12th dynasty; 3. The temple of the 18th dynasty; 4. The temple of the 19th dynasty; 5. The later temples; 6. Description of plates and objects; 7. The Roman houses; 8. The pottery; 9. The cemeteries of Sedment and Gurob; 10. The site of Buto; Index; Plates; Part II. The Labyrinth, Gerzeh and Mazghuneh: 1. The site of El Gerzeh; 2. The sequence dating; 3. The burials; 4. Evidences of mutilation of bodies; 5. The ritual of dismemberment; 6. The iron beads; 7. The new types of pottery; 8. Objects from the pre-dynastic cemetery; 9. The work at Meydum; 10. The Labyrinth; 11. Tombs of the 12th dynasty; 12. The cemeteries of Mazghuneh; 13. The south pyramid of Mazghuneh; 14. The north pyramid of Mazghuneh; Index; Plates.