Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in World War One

This exhibition runs from Tue, 13th Jun 2017 to Sat, 30th Sep 2017. See all dates

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This exhibition has finished.

Cost: Free of Charge

World War One had a profound impact in and on the Middle East, the repercussions of which are still felt today.

This exhibition touches on the significant, and often emotive, events and issues that took place. It was based on the idea that at the age of 61 Flinders Petrie tried to enlist for service but could only watch as those around him put on military uniforms and as battles were fought near to or in the places he knew so well In Egypt and Palestine.

Petrie was based in London throughout the war, opening a museum of Egyptian Archaeology at University College in 1915 shortly after major Zeppelin bombing raids.

The exhibition is made up of a series of panels exploring aspects of the war in the Middle East and its legacy, including a timeline of events.

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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology,

University College London, Malet Place, London,

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