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Extremely Scarce Set of Petrie's Books on The Royal Egyptian Tombs
Item #: SR14968
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Here is one of the most important works form arguably the most influential Egyptologists of all time. It is an original 1st edition printing of the two volume work by Dr. Flinders Petrie. Entitled "The Royal Tombs of the First Dynasty”, these were printed in 1900 and 1901 by the famous Egyptian Exploration Fund. Petrie, who is often referred to by scholars as the "Father of Pots” because of his interest in the whole of archaeology not just the gold and shiny artifacts. In a time when most explorers plundered Petrie tried to note the small things for historical preservation. These books are profusely illustrated with scenes from the Royal Tombs at Abydos, the place where Flinders did a good portion of his research. The books cover everything from the layout of the tombs down to some of the engraving on the pot shards he excavated. The books appear to be complete and are a matching set. They are extremely scarce to find offered for sale. I looked for years to obtain this set but now you have the opportunity to own them from my personal collection.

Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
$795.00 USD

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