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WISDOM OF THE EGYPTIANS by W.M. Flinders Petrie First Digital Edition 2019

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WISDOM OF THE EGYPTIANS
by W.M. Flinders Petrie First Digital Edition 2019
 This is a digitized and manually edited version of Flinders Petrie’s book Wisdom of the Egyptians, published in London in 1940. The digitization project was carried out by scanning an original copy of the hardback version of the book and then processing the images through Optical Character Recognition software. The pages were then manually assembled, edited, and proofread into a finished document. The work was in part carried out by crowd sourced volunteers. In the editorial introduction that follows, I attempt to contextualize the book for modern readers and explain why it remains significant, 80 years after it was published.
This book is a wonderful eclectic synthesis of Petrie's extensive
knowledge of the crafts and sciences as they first developed in
ancient Egypt. I published the new digitized version with an introduction that
contextualizes the work for modern readers. There are also new notes on several issues of significance to be aware of when reading the 1940 publication.

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