The history of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology at University College London involves several notable figures of 19th century Britain, and is worth recounting briefly. The Museum was created through the largesse of one Amelia Edwards, a nineteenth century Englishwoman who have developed a great respect and reverence for Egyptian antiquity, and who herself made several extended visits to Egypt. After Ms. Edwards' sizeable gift in 1892, Professor William Flinders Petrie (who was appointed through the bequest made by Ms. Edwards) continued his ambitious program of excavations, thereby growing the collection to one of international stature. Visitors to the site will want to start by viewing personal favorites from the collection offered by the various curators at the museum and by searching the online catalog of its holdings. If visitors are so inclined, they may browse through the categories (such as tools and weapons and buildings and furniture). Within each category, visitors may continue to find out detailed information about each object, and they may also view each object from a number of angles and rotations. Finally, visitors may participate in a brief online poll and learn more about visiting the museum in London, if they so desire.
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