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Egyptian Research Account (ERA), 1893–1905

With his appointment to the UK’s first Chair in Egyptian Archaeology and Anthropology at UCL in 1893 – the Edwards Professorship – Flinders Petrie was able to form his own Egyptian Research Account to support students participation in excavations in Egypt. As with the Egyptian Exploration Fund (EEF), sponsoring museums were able to benefit from the share of finds remaining after the National Museum in Cairo’s selection.

Exhibition invitation card for display of finds from excavations at Abydos and drawings made by the ERA.