The Petrie name is not as widely-recognized as it should be. Petrie is a man who followed his passion and dug deep into the culture of ancient Egypt. He sought to gain a better understanding of the nature of the Egyptian people and he achieved just that. Petrie's discoveries have become a significant historical contribution to all of society.
Archaeologist Flinders Petrie achieved feats such as discovering the oldest portraits in existence. He was also responsible for calculating the very first mathematical analysis of pyramid architecture. This 50-minute BBC Production outlines the many notable achievements of Flinders Petrie through his photos, journals and writing.