Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
© Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL
Time Out says
Wed Jun 20 2012
The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, set up in 1892 by eccentric traveller and diarist Amelia Edwards, is named after Flinders Petrie, tireless excavator of ancient Egypt. Where the British Museum's Egyptology collection is strong on the big stuff, the Petrie is dim case after dim case of minutiae. Its aged wooden cabinets are full of pottery shards, grooming accessories, jewellery and primitive tools. Highlights include artefacts of from the heretic pharoe Akhenaten's short-lived capital Tell el Amarna. Among the oddities is a 4,000-year-old skeleton of a man who was buried in an earthenware pot. Wind-up torches help you peer into the gloomy corners of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.
Department of Egyptology
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London