Petrie at Hawara

Between 1888 and 1890, having fallen out with the EEF, British archaeologist William Matthew Flinders Petrie conducted excavations at the Faiyum site of Hawara. Attracted by tales of the legendary 'Labyrinth', Petrie made some remarkable discoveries - not least a significant Graeco-Roman cemetery that yielded unexpected numbers of gilded mummies and 'Faiyum portraits'. This lecture reviews some of Petrie's finds and his ways of interpreting them.

Join Dr Campbell Price (Manchester Museum) as he explores the discoveries of Flinders Petrie at Hawara, including some of those now on display in the touring exhibition, Golden Mummies of Egypt.

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