The Mortuary Temple of Senwosret III at Abydos (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Mortuary Temple of Senwosret III at Abydos The ruins of the mortuary complex named Enduring-are-the Places of Khakaure-true-of-voice- in-Abydos are located at South Abydos. Erected for pharaoh Khakaure-Senwosret III (ca.
- Published: 31 December 2007
- Format: Hardback 415 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780974002545 ISBN 10: 0974002542
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Includes 171 figures and 112 plates, some in colour. Erected for pharaoh Khakaure-Senwosret III (ca. 1878-1841 BC) of Dynasty 12, the Abydos mortuary complex includes a subterranean royal tomb built beneath a peak anciently called Anubis-Mountain, and a mortuary temple named Nefer-Ka (Beautiful-is-the-Ka) established for the afterlife cult of Senwosret III. Although the Egypt Exploration Fund initially discovered and examined the site between 1899-1902, the Senwosret III complex has for the last century remained enigmatic, partially through virtue of its location at Abydos. It has often been identified as an Abydene royal cenotaph. In 1994 the University of Pennsylvania-Yale University-Institute of Fine Arts, NYU Expedition initiated a renewed program of excavation at South Abydos. A focus of this work has been a comprehensive investigation of the Senwosret III mortuary temple. Excavation of the temple's well-preserved architecture in tandem with work on its surroundings now provides the basis for a detailed reconstruction of this major Middle Kingdom royal mortuary temple.