By Dieter Arnold
Senwosret III used to be the most very important rulers of old Egypt, and his pyramid complicated was once one of many significant architectural achievements of the 12th Dynasty. This ebook is the 1st quantity of a projected sequence at the excavations performed due to the fact that 1990 by means of The Metropolitan Museum of paintings Egyptian excursion on the pyramid complicated of Senwosret III at Dahshur. the quantity describes and analyses the architectural positive aspects, the development equipment, and the development background of the complicated - the pyramid and the temples linked to it in addition to the subsidiary pyramids and their chapels. Of specific curiosity are the dramatic and wonderfully built burial flats of the king and the royal girls, together with Queen Wcret II, Senwosret's spouse. Senwosret III's advanced displays a interval of transition among the conventional pyramid complexes of the previous and early center nation and the royal cult installations of the hot country. the writer considers the complex's position inside of this chain of improvement and examines a variety of archaistic positive factors indicating that Senwosret III's developers have been learning the structure of the 3rd Dynasty Djoser complicated at Saqqara, which used to be already a thousand years previous. The booklet is illustrated with images, line drawings, and computing device reconstructions. An appendix offers a initial file at the reduction ornament of the king's temples and the chapels of the royal girls, in addition to the items present in the burial flats.
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