Petrie, Flinders

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Petrie, Flinders Gender: M
born on 3 June 1853 at 17:50 (= 5:50 PM )
Place Woolwich, England, 51n29, 0e05
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 12°59' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 09°26 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 18°52'

Flinders Petrie


British archaeologist known as the "Father of Egyptian Archaeology," an unconventional workaholic.

Died on 29 July 1942 in Jerusalem, Israel.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

father's diary extract
David Fisher quotes Valerie Matthews for the biography by M. Drower, "Flinders Petrie," 1985, for "evening," rectified to 8:05 PM.

On 13 May 2013, Louise Vergette-Lynn wrote by email: "I'm just watching a documentary I recorded from BBC 4 (2012) called "The Man Who Discovered Egypt", about Flinders Petrie, one of my archaeology heroes (I studied it at Uni). It shows his father's diary on screen, giving a date and time of birth. 3rd June 1853, and a time of 5.45 - 5.55pm". Louise recorded the documentary and sent the screen copy shown on the right with the original diary entry.


  • Traits : Personality : Hard worker
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 89)
  • Vocation : Science : Other Science (Archaeology)
  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer (Archeological digs in Egypt)