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The Temple of Mut in Asher
An Account of the Excavation of the Temple and of the Religious Representations and Objects Found Therein, as Illustrating the History of Egypt and the Main Religious Ideas of the Egyptians


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  • Date Published: August 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108076173

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  • Margaret Benson (1865–1916), the fourth of six children of the archbishop of Canterbury E. W. Benson, was a brilliant scholar at Oxford who found an escape from the conventional life of housekeeping for her father when she travelled to Egypt for her health in 1895. She obtained permission to excavate a site, of which she candidly admits that the authorities had no expectations (or they would not have entrusted it to such inexperienced amateurs). She and her close friend Janet Gourlay (1863–1912), who had briefly studied archaeology under Flinders Petrie, published this account of their discoveries at the temple of Mut at Karnak in 1899. It contains an overview of the site and its context in Egyptian history, with an account of the three seasons of excavation and a section on Egyptian religion. The highly illustrated book concludes with translations of the many inscriptions found in the temple remains.

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    • Date Published: August 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108076173
    • length: 472 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 30 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Temple of Mut
    2. Conditions of work
    Part II. History of the Excavation:
    3. Excavation in 1895
    4. Excavation in 1896
    5. Excavation in 1897
    Part III. The Religion of Egypt:
    6. The gods
    7. Immortal life
    8. The temple
    Part IV. History:
    9. Dynasties XII–XVII
    10. Eighteenth dynasty, Aahmes to Hapshetsut
    11. Eighteenth dynasty, Thothmes III to Ay
    12. Nineteenth dynasty
    13. Twentieth dynasty
    14. Twenty-first and twenty-second dynasties
    15. Twenty-thrid to twenty-fifth dynasties
    16. Dynasty XXVI
    17. Conclusion
    Part V. Inscriptions: Statues, etc.
    Inscriptions, plans, etc.
    List of coins
    Index and catalogue.

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