The Excavation of Medinet Habu. Vol. I: General Plans and Views. Vol. II: The Temples of the Eighteenth Dynasty. Vol. III: The Mortuary Temple of Ramses III, part 1. Vol. IV: The Mortuary Temple of Ramses III, part 2. Vol. V: Post-ramesside remains (complete set)

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Extremely rare complete set of 5 volumes. Oriental Institute Publications 21, 41, 54, 55 & 66, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1934-54. First edition. Ex-library with a sticker on bottom of spine. In very good condition. Vol. I: The Excavation of Medinet Habu, Volume I, General Plans and Views [Oriental Institute Publications, Volume XXI] (1934): Elephant folio. XIV, 4, [2]pp (Text), 37 single and double leaves of plates. Original quarter brown over orange cloth, with gold lettering to spine. In conjunction with its epigraphic survey of the temples at Medinet Habu, the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago undertook and carried to completion the excavation of the buildings surrounding the great temple of Rameses III and is here publishing a comprehensive architectural survey of the site. In six seasons' work the architectural and excavatory branch of the expedition, under the leadership of Uvo Hölscher, 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 18th Dynasty and usurped by his successor, Haremhab. Vol. II: The Excavation of Medinet Habu, Volume II, The Temples of the Eighteenth Dynasty [Oriental Institute Publications, Volume XLI] (1939): Folio. XVII, [1], 123, [3]pp (Text), 58pp (Plates). Original quarter brown over orange cloth, with gold lettering to spine. Color frontispiece (counted as a plate). Medinet Habu, the "Town of Habu," is the Arabic designation for a late Egyptian settlement which grew up within and in front of the fortified mortuary temple of Ramesses III and flourished until medieval times. The present volume deals with the structures which preceded the Ramessid period. These comprise, aside from modest village settlements, two temples of the Eighteenth Dynasty, namely the so-called 'Small Temple' of Medinet Habu and the mortuary temple of Aye and Hormheb. Vol. III: The Excavation of Medinet Habu, Volume III, The Mortuary Temple of Ramses III, Part 1 [Oriental Institute Publications, Volume LIV] (1941): Folio. XIII, [1], 87, [3]pp (Text), 40pp (Plates). Original quarter brown over orange cloth, with gold lettering to spine. Color frontispiece (counted as a plate). Ramesses III’s great temple complex at Medinet Habu is distinguished from other royal mortuary temples in Egypt above all by the circumstance that much of the temple structure itself still stands and that excavation has made comparatively clear the entire temenos with all subsidiary structures, fortifications, and the like. Thus in Medinet Habu as nowhere else in Egypt are revealed the entire plan of such a large and rich temple complex and to some extent the cult and administration carried on within its walls. This extensive architectural creation of Ramesses III is the subject of Volumes III and IV (see below) of "The Excavation of Medinet Habu." Vol. IV: The Excavation of Medinet Habu, Volume IV, The Mortuary Temple of Ramses III, Part 2 [Oriental Institute Publications, Volume LV] (1951): Folio. XIII, [1], 53, [3]pp (Text), 42pp (Plates). Original quarter brown over orange cloth, with gold lettering to spine. Frontispiece (counted as a plate). This volume concludes the excavation report on the Mortuary Temple of Ramses III, an important New Kingdom period structure in the West Bank of Luxor in Egypt. Aside from its size and architectural and artistic importance, the temple is probably best known as the source of inscribed reliefs depicting the advent and defeat of the Sea Peoples during the reign of Ramesses III. Vol. V: The Excavation of Medinet Habu, Volume V, Post-Ramessid Remains [Oriental Institute Publications, Volume LXVI] (1954): Folio. XIII, [1], 81, [1]pp (Text), 48pp (Plates). Original quarter brown over orange cloth, with gold lettering to spine. Frontispiece (counted as a plate). The present volume discusses the structures of the post-Ramessid age and the vicissitudes of Medinet Habu after the decline of the pharaohs. Language: English. Relevant subjects: Egypt: New Kingdom, Pyramids, Tombs, Temples & Towns.

Language: English.

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