Reliefs and Inscriptions at Luxor Temple - Volume 2

Author (Faculty): 
Thomas A. Holland and Thomas G. Urban
Publication Date: 
1998
Subtitle or Series: 
The Facade, Portals, Upper Register Scenes, Columns, Marginalia and Statuary in the Colonnade Hall
Description: 

Publication of the "non-Opet" scenes and inscriptions in the Colonnade Hall of Luxor Temple. These include the traces of the original Eighteenth Dynasty decoration of the façade, altered under Ramesses II, a strangely altered scene on the entrance portal suggesting an Atonist attack on an original painted design of Amenhotep III, later repaired by Tutankhamun and restored by Horemhab. In addition to short but often unusual and interesting texts, and the scenes and inscriptions on the great columns of the Hall, the volume includes graffiti that range from the elaborate tableau of Pinudjem to short Carian and Graco-Roman inscriptions, and an unusual Coptic graffito.

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