Temple of Deir el Bahari, Edouard Naville Parts Il & lll - Egypt Expl.Fund 1896
The Temple of Deir el Bahari, Edouard NavilleParts Il & lll - Egypt Exploration Fund1896 - 1898XXV - LV The Ebony Shrine, Northern half of the middle platform.& LVl - LXXXVl End of the northern half and southern half of the middle platform.Two large folio volumes (18" x 14") complete, from the full set of 6 Volumes.Very presentable and decorative large books in excellent condition - classic Victorian historical and archaeological works - top quality printings...."Folio (18 x 14 1/2")Vol. 2: , 18pp (Text), XXV-LV (31) leaves (Plates);Vol. 3: , 21, pp (Text), LVI-LXXXVI (31) leaves (Plates);Original half buckram over printed paper covered boards, with red lettering to spines. Publisher's device at verso of each title page. Published between 1896 and 1898 these two volumes come from the striking work of six plate volumes documenting the archaeological excavations at the temple of Deir el-Bahari, Egypt, by Henri Edouard Naville, a renowned Swiss Egyptologist and Biblical Scholar.In the last decade of the 19th century Naville (1844-1926) was sent by the Egypt Exploration Fund (now Egypt Exploration Society) to the ruins of Thebes in order to excavate the temple of Deir el-Bahari, which is known as "Mortuary temple of Hatschepsut."Hatshepsut was the first female pharaoh in ancient Egypt and reigned in the New Kingdom (18th dynasty; 15th century BC). Henri Edouard Naville started his excavations in early 1893. In only one season, he moved enough debris to clear the three platforms of the temple. The clearance was finished in the spring of 1907. (The Full Set is splendidly illustrated throughout with total of 164 plates of b/w illustrations by Naville, as well as floor plans and architectural drawings by Somers Clarke, and stunning color plates, including 7 by Howard Carter (the legendary English archaeologist and Egyptologist who became world famous after discovering the tomb of 14th century BC pharaoh Tutankhamun in November 1922), and oe from his brother Vernet.Condition - Moderate sunning and minor soiling to covers. Moderate rubbing along edges of bindings. Bindings in overall good condition, interior in very good condition."Dispatch with Royal Mail Tracked, or Hermes Couriers - well packed and protected.