The Man Who Discovered Egypt


Episode of November 8, 2014

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This is the story of one of Britain's greatest archaeologists, Flinders Petrie (1853-1942), an extraordinary man whose meticulous excavations revolutionised archaeological techniques worldwide and brought new understanding to Egypt's past. Petrie's career marked the point when archaeology emerged as a true science, rather than being the pursuit of tomb raiders and treasure hunters. He was the genius who solved the mathematical secrets of the Great Pyramid of Giza, and his field reports are stil...