OIP 21.

The Excavation of Medinet Habu, Volume 1: General Plans and Views.

Uvo Hölscher, with Foreword by J. H. Breasted.


In conjunction with its epigraphic survey of the temples at Medinet Habu, the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago has undertaken and carried to completion the excavation of the buildings surrounding the great temple of Rameses III and is now 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 Holscher, 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.

  • Oriental Institiute Publications 21
  • Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1934
  • Hardbound 19 x 24 inches
  • Pp. xiv + 6; 37 plates (3 color)