By: D. Vogt
Sir William Flinders Petrie (1853-1942) was a British archaeologist best known for his contributions to the study of ancient Egypt (known as Egyptology). He was the modern discoverer of the Merneptah Stele monument at Thebes and an important pioneer in the development of methods of...
The contributions of Sir William Flinders Petrie to modern Egyptology
By: Cynthia Astle
Indiana Jones, that daring archaeologist of "Raiders of the Lost Ark," and his real-life counterparts owe a tremendous debt to a man that many people today barely know: Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, considered by many to be the father of Egyptology. Thanks to...
Researchers date world's oldest globe showing New World
By: Leigh Goessl
A remarkable find has been made by researchers who have dated the world's oldest known globe to depict the New World. The newly discovered globe is dated back to the early 1500s and is described to be the size of a grapefruit. Researchers say the...
Rare treasure of 7th century CE coins found at Temple Mount
By: Leigh Goessl
Researchers working at the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount have made public an astonishing find they made this past summer. While working at the ancient historical site, archaeologists from the Hebrew University's Institute of Archaeology uncovered numerous rare 7th century gold and silver coins...

 

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