'Excavating Egypt' in New Mexico
11 September 2007
UCL's major travelling exhibition, 'Excavating Egypt: Great Discoveries from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology' has opened at the New Mexico Museum of Art and will run until 6 January 2008.
The show tells the story of UCL's first Professor of Egyptian Archaeology, William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942) and his exploration of ancient Egyptian civilisation. It features 221 of Petrie's most significant finds - many never before seen by the public.
Petrie, who is known as the Father of Egyptian Archaeology for his innovations and contributions to the field, and who is reputedly the inspiration for the film hero Indiana Jones, excavated in Egypt for more than half a century.
Today, the UCL Petrie Museum cares for more than 80,000 of Petrie's most important, beautiful and significant finds, making it one of the world's most important collections of Egyptian antiquities.
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Image: Professor Petrie