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Distribution of finds from Abydos 1900-1904

The distribution lists in the archives of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology indicate that finds from the 1900-1904 Petrie excavations at Abydos went to the following cities, beside the Egyptian Museum, Cairo (the collection within the city is given, where the records name it):

Abydos 1900


Abydos 1901 (also the nearby sites of Beit Khallaf and Mahasna)


Abydos 1902


Abydos 1903 (and Osireion = Cult Temple of Sety I in Abydos South)

For the 1904 season, see the distribution lists for Ihnasya 1904, as these include material from the Abydos 1904 season.

Other finds were retained by Petrie from all seasons for teaching and research, and are now in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London. The distribution lists for 1900, 1901 and 1903 also record finds going to the Edwards Collection directly - that was one name for the collection before Petrie sold his own collection to the University in 1913, creating the combined resource of Edwards and Petrie collections that forms the core of the present museum holdings.

Note that the list may be incomplete; some finds may have been assigned but not sent. Substantial time and resources are still needed for the task of checking the archival records against the inventories of so many museums. Some of the collections may no longer exist, with transfers from one place to another.


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