Deshasheh, Fifteeth Memoir of the Egypt Exploration Fund Petrie, W.M.Flinders [Very Good] [Hardcover]
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Hardcover. Condition: G. 1st Edition. London: Egypt Exploration Fund, 1898. Quarter bound in black cloth and printed tan boards. Illustrated with 37 black & white plates. 10 1/4" X 12 1/2", 47 pages of text with smaller illustrations and photos interspersed, plus an index. Followed by 37 plates. Many if the plates are drawn, b&w, schematics of the tombs, their decorations and contents. One plate is in color; there are several pages of b&w photos, as well as one interesting x-ray of dissevered leg parts in wrappings. X-rays had only been discovered in late 1895. The text includes charts of body part measurements in great detail. The spine (of the book) is good shaped, the boards are tanned and as they are not covered in cloth the edges shows chips and wear. Remarkable work on Petrie's excavations at the Old Kingdom site of Deshasheh, approximately 130 kms south of Cairo. It s the work of noted egyptologist Flinders Petrie who, in addition to a smashing moniker, has his brain preserved at the Royal College of Surgeons. Wikipedia tells us, Petrie died in Jerusalem on 28 July 1942. His body was interred in the Protestant Cemetery on Mount Zion, but he donated his head (and thus his brain) to the Royal College of Surgeons in London. World War II was then at its height, and the head was delayed in transit. After being stored in a jar in the college basement, its label fell off and no one knew to whom the head belonged.[ However, it was eventually identified, and is now stored, but not displayed, at the Royal College of Surgeons. None of this about his head has been verified. (oversized, may require additional shipping for international orders
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