The politics of error: Flinders Petrie at Diospolis Parva

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W.M. Flinders Petrie worked at the sites of Hu and Abadiyeh (Diospolis Parva) near Naqada in Upper Egypt for a single season from 1898-1899. The finds were dispersd to many museums around the world, including The Nicholson Museum at Sydney University. This paper examines some of the reasons why this site remains one of the most poorly-published of Petrie's excavations, the environment of rivalry amongst Europeans working in Egypt at that time, and the history behind the Nicholson acquisitions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number8
Pages (from-to)89-96
Number of pages8
JournalBulletin of the Australian Centre for Egyptology
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Egypt
  • Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt
  • Nicholson Museum
  • Flinders Petrie
  • Archaeology and art--Egypt


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