Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
A leading collection

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is part of University College London Museums & Collections. The museum contains over 80,000 objects and ranks among some of the world's leading collections of Egyptian and Sudanese material. The initial collection was donated by the writer Amelia Edwards. The first Edwards Professor, William Flinders Petrie, conducted many important excavations and in 1913 he sold his collections of Egyptian antiquities to University College, transforming the museum into one of the leading collections outside Egypt. Petrie excavated dozens of major sites in the course of his career, including the Roman Period cemeteries at Hawara, famous for the beautiful mummy portraits in classical Roman style; Amarna, the city of king Akhenaten, known as the first king to believe in one God; and the first true pyramid, at Meydum, where he uncovered some of the earliest evidence for mummification. Wikipedia/CTGuides