Definitions of W. M. Flinders Petrie

  1. A celebrated English Egyptologist, grandson of Capt. Flinders the Australian explorer; born June 3, 1853. He made measurements of prehistoric monuments in Britain( 1875-80); discovered and excavated the Graeco-Egyptian city of Naukratis, in the Delta; and examined the interior of the pyramids at Hawara and Illahun. The results of his researches are found in "Stonehenge: Plans, etc".( 1881); "Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh"( 1883); "Tanis"( 1885-88); "Ten Years' Diggings in Egypt"( 1892), a popular summary of his Egyptian work; "Royal Tombs"( 1900-01).