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Author: Naville, Edouard and Hall, H. R., and Currelly, C. T.
Publisher: Egypt Exploration Fund
Description: Publication of the Egypt Exploration Fund excavations at Deir el Bahri - the 11th Dynasty temple of Mentuhotep II (3 volumes).
Start date: 1897
End date: 1897
Description: Edouard Naville's excavations between 1897 and 1907 for the Egypt Exploration Fund. Naville cleared the temple of Hatshepsut and discovered the temple of Mentuhotep II in 1897. He carried out several seasons of work at the beginning of the 20th century with the final season during the winter of 1906-7.
The museum provided financial sponsorship and the committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund donated a granary model accessioned on 13 December 1899 (18.104.22.168); 30 objects which were accessioned on 13 October 1904, accession series 13.10.04.11-40. In 1956 the museum purchased the bulk of Norwich Castle Museum's Egyptian collection which included material from Deir el Bahri donated by the Egypt Exploration Society in November 1925 to the East Anglia Egyptian Society( "from old stock").
Naville, The Temple of Deir el-Bahri, 7 vols. (London, 1894-1908).
Naville, The XIth Dynasty Temple of Deir el-Bahri, 3 vols. (London,1907-1913).
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