Researches in Sinai by W.M. Flinders Petrie with chapters by C.T. Currelly, M.A: PETRIE, W.M. ... Researches in Sinai by W.M. Flinders Petrie with chapters by C.T. Currelly, M.A: PETRIE, W.M. ...

Researches in Sinai by W.M. Flinders Petrie with chapters by C.T. Currelly, M.A

PETRIE, W.M. Flinders, and CURRELLY, C.T.

Published by E.P. Dutton and Company, New York, 1906
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4to. pp. xxiii, [1], 280. With 186 photo illustrations (black & white and half-tone) on 100 plates (including the frontispiece). Four maps are also included; the fourth map is a fold out ground plan of the Temple of Serabit El Khadem. Bound in pale olive green publisher’s cloth. No dust jacket. The binding is solid but contains small spots of rubbing and discoloration to the covers and extremities. Interior pages are generally clean. Scattered foxing is present on the blank versos of some plates. A minor tear on the fore-edge of page 259 is neatly sealed. Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942) was a pioneering English Egyptologist. His "Researches in the Sinai" is an account of four months spent in the wilderness of the Sinai exploring, mapping, surveying, etc. Particular attention is paid to the ancient Egyptian temple at Serabit where Petrie claims to have discovered evidence of early Semitic worship and sacrifice. Petrie also talks about the conditions of travel, relations with the "Bedawy" etc. Chapters XVI-XVIII are written by C.T. Currelly. Bookseller Inventory # 000926

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Title: Researches in Sinai by W.M. Flinders Petrie ...

Publisher: E.P. Dutton and Company, New York

Publication Date: 1906

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First American edition.

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