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The Man who Discovered Egypt

Duration: 01:50

Ancient Egypt was vandalised by tomb raiders and treasure hunters until one Victorian adventurer took them on. Most of us have never heard of Flinders Petrie, but this maverick genius underook 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.

Available since: Tue 27 Mar 2012

Credits

Presenter
Chris Naunton
Director
Deborah Perkin
Director
Deborah Perkin
Executive Producer
Christina Macaulay
Presenter
Chris Naunton
Director
Deborah Perkin
Producer
Deborah Perkin
Executive Producer
Christina Macauley

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The Man who Discovered Egypt

Documentary about Flinders Petrie, the pioneer who transformed field archaeology in Egypt.

First broadcast: 28 Mar 2012

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