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William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853–1942)

Petrie, W. M. Flinders (pē’trē). A celebrated English Egyptologist, grandson of Capt. Flinders, the Australian explorer; born June 3, 1853; died in 1942. He made measurements of prehistoric monuments in Britain (1875–80); discovered and excavated the Græco-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); ‘Memphis and Qurneh’ (1909).