Lina Dorina Johanna Eckenstein – The Polymath of Egypt

Little is really known about Lina Eckenstein as an archaeologist, despite what could be considered her second most important contribution being her work with Hilda Petrie, her husband Flinders Petrie, and Margaret Murray working in Egypt. Eckenstein was a vibrant woman, a religious skeptic, a rebel of her time, and described as a "New Woman" in... Continue Reading →

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Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope: The First Modern Excavator of the Holy Land.

There is so much that has been written about this incredibly stunning woman. I'm not even going to try to and repeat it all, rather I'll just link you to one of the better posts about her which is  Elizabeth Kerri Mahon's post over at Scandalous Women. She gives a very thorough recounting of Stanhope's life. Briefly... Continue Reading →

Ella Sophia Armitage – Mistress of The Norman Mottes

For our next early female archaeologist I want to introduce you to Ella Sophia Armitage. Armitage was a particular challenge for me, as many of the women I will introduce you to will be, since there is so little known about her as a person, other than she lived. It's aggravating  but this is the product of so many years of ignoring... Continue Reading →

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