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Author: Lanny Bell

The Work of the University Museum at Thebes

By: Lanny Bell

On the west bank of the Nile, across from the town of Luxor and the Great Temple of the god Amun at Karnak, lies the Theban Necropolis, stretching up from the cultivated fields into the desert cliffs which define the narrow river valley. Employed extensively by the ancient Egyptians from the New Kingdom through the Saite Period […]


Return to Dra Abu el-Naga

By: Lanny Bell

In the winter of 1968 the staff of the Dra Abu el-Naga Project once more assembled in Egypt, for another season at Thebes. (A pre­liminary report on the project—with an explana­tion of our aims and an account of the activities of the first season—is published in Expedition, vol. 10, no. 2, Winter 1968.) I was […]


In the Tombs of the High Priests of Amun

By: Lanny Bell

Dira Abu el-Naga, located in the Theban Necropolis at Qurna, across the Nile from Luxor, was the burial place of some of the most promi­nent and influential men who held office during the 67-year reign of Ramesses II (1304-1237 B.C.); and among them were three High Priests of Amun. Because of their control over the […]