Definition of W. M. Flinders Petrie
What does the word W. M. Flinders Petrie mean?
part of speech: noun
A celebrated English Egyptologist, grandson of Capt. Flinders the Australian explorer; born June 3, 1853. He made measurements of prehistoric monuments in Britain (1875-80); discovered and excavated the Graeco-Egyptian city of Naukratis, in the Delta; and examined the interior of the pyramids at Hawara and Illahun. The results of his researches are found in "Stonehenge: Plans, etc". (1881); "Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh" (1883); "Tanis" (1885-88); "Ten Years' Diggings in Egypt" (1892), a popular summary of his Egyptian work; "Royal Tombs" (1900-01).