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The Excavation of Medinet Habu, Volume 1: General Plans and Views

"In conjunction with its epigraphic survey of the temples at Medinet Habu, the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago has undertaken and carried to completion the excavation of the buildings surrounding the great temple of Rameses III, and is now publishing a comprehensive architectural survey of the site.In six seasons'' work the architectural and excavatory branch of the expedition, under the capable and experienced leadership of Professor Uvo Holscher, has cleared all the ground enclosed within the temenos wall of the main temple group, as well as certain selected areas lying outside the enclosure, notably a large expanse of terrain to the northwest of the temenos, where there was discovered a temple built by King Aye of the XVIIIth Dynasty and usurped by his successor, the Pharaoh Horemheb. The results of this work are embodied in the present folio plate volume (published in the same format used in the plate volumes of the Institute''s epigraphic survey, 24 *19 inches); and in three text volumes, employing a smaller format, which are to appear in the future.

Author(s):  Hölscher, Uvo
Format:  Book
Publisher:  The University of Chicago Press
Publication City:  Chicago
Date:  1934
Series:  Oriental Institute Publications [OIP] 21