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Title: Illahun, Kahun and Gurob. Medum
Author: Petrie, W Flinders
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2013
Paperback; ISBN: 9781108065733
Volumes: 1; Pages: 198
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A pioneering Egyptologist, Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942) excavated over fifty sites and trained a generation of archaeologists. The two excavation reports now reissued here together were first published in 1891 and 1892 respectively, written in collaboration with other experts. They outline significant finds at the pyramids of Lahun and Meidum, and at Gurob and Kahun, notably the latter's cache of Middle Kingdom papyri. Petrie and his collaborators describe in detail how they came to make these discoveries, shedding light on developing archaeological practices used towards the end of the nineteenth century. Petrie's professional method of painstakingly recording every find is well demonstrated here, and each report includes a section of valuable illustrative material. Petrie wrote prolifically throughout his long career, and a great many of his other publications - for both specialists and non-specialists - are also reissued in this series.Table of ContentsPart I. Illahun, Kahun and Gurob: Introductory1. Pyramids of Illahun2. The town of Kahun3. The antiquities of Kahun4. Medinet Gurob5. The tomb of Maket6. Illahun in the XXII dynasty7. Ptolemaic cemetery, Gurob8. Ptolemais and late sites9. The Greek papyri10. The hieratic papyri11. The stone implementsIndexPlatesPart II. Medum: Introduction1. The pyramid and temple2. The mastabas and burials3. The sculptured chambers4. Early hieroglyphs5. The small antiquities6. The inscriptions7. Varieties of ancient kohl8. Egyptian colours9. The Coptic papyriIndexPlates.