Sunday, October 14, 2007

Illahun, Kahun and Gurob

Illahun, Kahun and Gurob

This 1889-90 archaeological report by W. M. Flinders Petrie along with the 1890 report Kahun, Gurob and Hawara document a very important season in the life of a man considered the father of modern archaeology.

When he displayed his finds in London in 1889 the mummies bearing Greco-Roman portraits were said to have inspired Oscar Wild to write " A portrait of Dorian Grey".

Here we have the Petrie Museum

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