The Making of Egypt

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SIR FLINDERS PETRIE is the creator of Egyptian archaeology and is still at work. The advances made have been so gigantic in the period of a single lifetime that the world is liable to forget how very new the study is. In the book before us the author sums up his views of the various influences, immigrations and infiltrations into Egypt-and they were many. He gives us more than eighty plates, showing hundreds of objects of all sorts. These he considers qualified to support his theses, which are based on his unrivalled knowledge of the archaeology. The line drawings especially are of the beauty we have long grown accustomed to associate with his publications.

The Making of Egypt

By Sir Flinders Petrie. Pp. xv + 188 + 85 plates. (London: The Sheldon Press; New York: The Macmillan Company, 1939.) 12s. 6d. net.

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WAINWRIGHT, G. The Making of Egypt. Nature 143, 957–958 (1939) doi:10.1038/143957a0

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