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William Matthew Flinders Petrie

Birthdate: (89)
Death: 1942 (89)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Petrie and Anne Flinders
Husband of Hilda Petrie
Father of John Flinders Petrie

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About Flinders Petrie

William Matthew Flinders Petrie, FRS, commonly known as Flinders Petrie, was an English Egyptologist and a pioneer of systematic methodology in archaeology and preservation of artifacts. He held the first chair of Egyptology in the United Kingdom, and excavated many of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt. Some consider his most famous discovery to be that of the Merneptah Stele, an opinion with which Petrie himself concurred. Petrie developed the system of dating layers based on pottery and ceramic findings.

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Flinders Petrie's Timeline

1853
1853
1907
1907
Age 54
1942
1942
Age 89