Flinders Petrie on Greeks, Romans and Egyptians

An Online Lecture by Dr. Campbell Price

Curator of Egypt and Sudan, The Manchester Museum

Excavations directed by William Matthew Flinders Petrie at the site of Hawara in Egypt revealed some of the most striking objects known from Graeco-Roman Period. Yet Petrie’s assessment of them – very much a product of his own colonial context and prejudices – have continued to influence the interpretation of the material up until the present day. This lecture, which accompanies a newly published book, reviews some of Petrie’s finds – and how he developed his theories about them.

Booking is required before 4pm on 3 March. The talk will be presented using Zoom. You will receive an email invitation to join a Zoom meeting just after 4pm on 3 March.


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