London: John Murray, 1906. B&W photographs. First Edition. Cloth. 4to (10" x 7 1/2" x 1 3/4"), original publisher's brown cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover,with chapters by C.T Currelly, M.A.; profusely illustrated with 186 illustrations (many full-page B&W period photographs of sites: as the frontispiece depicting part of Serabit; with many photos of artifacts) and 4 maps (one large folding B&W map of "The Plan of the Temple of Serabit el Khadem"), xxiv, [xxv:blank] + 280 deckled pages +  Ads No jacket.
Weighs 4 lbs 4 oz. Very Good / None. Item #3623
Sir William Matthew "Flinders Petrie," FRS, FBA (1853 – 1942) was a famous English Egyptologist and pioneer of systematic methodology in archaeology. Taught by his explorer father, Flinders spent years of successful archeological field trips in Egypt (e.g., at the Great Pyramids of Giza, Abydos, Amarna); then to Palestine (mainly in its Southwest from 1926).
Flinders Petrie--though without a formal education--because of the quality of his systematic archeological methods and discoveries was made professor of Egyptian Archaeology and Philology at University College, London (1892-1933), where many of his collections remain on exhibit.
A devout Christian, Flinders spent years exploring Ancient Egypt with an eye to its links to Biblical events. In RESEARCHES IN SINAI, any residuum of Jethro, Moses, and what the Israelites might have encountered is profusely illustrated and discussed.
VERY GOOD COPY: solid and internally clean with bright, clean B&W photos and good maps (a few tiny nicks to the foldout map). Some rubbing, light soil, and abraision to covers with the residue of a label (?) that has been removed from the center of the front cover.