The Atlantic Bookshelf: A Guide to Good Books

FROM his maternal grandfather, a British sea captain and explorer, Sir Flinders Petrie inherited the quest that has been in his blood for seventy-nine years. After surveying Stonehenge, and the other British prehistoric remains, he crossed to Egypt, which ever since has been his happy hunting ground. The discoverer of the Greek settlements at Naukratis and Daphnæ the early dynasty Kings at Abydos, the palaces of Memphis and Tarkhan; the author of close on ninety books; the most renowned professor of Egyptology. Sir Flinders has had a career that is a striking example of single-hearted and scientific pursuit.