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There were two parts to the entrance examination in those days – the ‘Smalls’ to the University as a whole, and the ‘Matriculation’, to the chosen college. New College 23 A PASSION FOR EGYPT had been decided on, and very considerately the College decided to wink at his Greek ‘unseen’, and to give him a special paper on Egyptian hieroglyphs instead. 9 Luckily too, the Greek viva voce turned out to be a passage from St. Luke, which he knew practically by heart in the English anyway. The result was that he passed into New College with honours.
The young man arrived for his first interview with some trepidation. It went like this: I went up to the Edwards Library and Museum [at University College, London] where he worked, but at first could not find him. I therefore wandered about, looking at the show-cases; and presently my attention was attracted to one corner of the room, where some inscribed stelae were exhibited in a glass case. … Desiring to see if there were any inscriptions upon the backs of these stelae, I made a quick movement round the case, and there behind it I found the Professor.
Most of the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth century were open season for Egypt’s monuments. 2 One way and another, ancient Egypt was being exported, enriching en route the local thieves and dealers that were necessary to the process, while the Khedives or viceroys of Egypt – a family of Macedonian origin, appointed by the Sultan of Turkey – gave every assistance. Thus when Petrie first went to Egypt in 1880, he felt that ‘it was like a house on fire, so rapid was the destruction going on’.
A Passion for Egypt: Arthur Weigall, Tutankhamun and the 'Curse of the Pharaohs' by Julie Hankey