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Ancient Egypt was vandalised by tomb raiders and treasure hunters until one Victorian adventurer took them on. Most us of have never heard of Flinders Petrie, but this maverick undertook a scientific survey of the pyramids, discovered the oldest portraits in the world, unearthed Egypt's prehistoric roots - and in the process invented modern field archaeology, giving meaning to a whole civilisation.

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Wed 22 Jan 2014 02:00 BBC Four

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Presenter
Chris Naunton
Executive Producer
Christina Macaulay
Director
Deborah Perkin

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