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Petrie, Sir (William Matthew) Flinderslocked

(b Charlton, Kent (now in London), June 3, 1853; d Jerusalem, July 29, 1942).
  • M. S. Drower

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English archaeologist and writer. He was educated at home by unconventional parents, inheriting from his father (a chemical engineer and inventor) his mathematical ability and manual dexterity and from his mother (the daughter of Matthew Flinders, the explorer and circumnavigator of Australia) his interest in antiquity. As a young man he surveyed and recorded many earthworks and prehistoric monuments in southern England; he made the first accurate survey of ...

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