Flinders Petrie at Amarna and Amarna at the Petrie Museum
Saturday 9 February 2019 2.00 pm Venue Coronation Hall
Public Lecture: By Dr Anna Garnett
Flinders Petrie directed fieldwork at the site of Tell el-Amarna from 1891-1892, focusing on the excavation of the royal city and the archaeological survey of the surrounding area. These were the first systematic excavations to have taken place at the site, following years of unregulated plundering. In this talk I will give an overview of Petrie's excavations at Amarna, then go on to discuss the Petrie Museum's diverse collection of objects from these excavations.
Dr. Anna Garnett is the Curator of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL, and has previously worked as Project Curator at the British Museum, Manchester Museum, and Kendal Museum amongst others. She recently completed her PhD at the University of Liverpool, and has undertaken fieldwork as part of a number of international missions in Egypt and Sudan.