Saturday, January 14, 2006

Albany museum displays Petrie artefacts (
"The Albany Institute of History & Art, with GE as a sponsor, will host a world-class traveling exhibition, beginning Jan. 21, showcasing important Egyptian treasures from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London. Many of the artifacts in the exhibit's North American tour have never been seen by the public. GE Presents Excavating Egypt tells the story of archaeologist William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853—1942) and his exploration of ancient Egyptian civilization. Petrie worked in Egypt for over half a century and is considered the "Father of Egyptian Archaeology" for his innovations and contributions to the field. He also was the inspiration for the film hero Indiana Jones."
See the above web page for more details. The website for the Albany, which contains further information, can be found at

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