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E017207 Head figure - Front, Ancient Civilisations, 18th Dynasty, Deir-el-Bahari, Egypt, North Africa [Nicholson Museum Number AML066] 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Carl Bento
 
Summary:
E017207 - 28/10/1907, head, Deir el-Bahri, Upper Egypt, Qena, Egypt, Africa, North
Item Name:
head
Label:
This sculpture of a human head carved in limestone is from the site of the King Mentuhotep Temple in Deir el-Bahri, near Luxor in Egypt. It is probably linked to the 18th Dynasty (c. 15501292 BCE). It was acquired by the Australian Museum via subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund in 1907. Explanation: The Egypt Exploration Fund was established in 1882, with the intention to explore and excavate ancient sites in Egypt and Sudan. In 1919 the name was changed to The Egypt Exploration Society. It has explored many iconic archaeological sites, including Deir el-Bahari, Amarna and Saqqara. The Society is highly respected for its research achievements and publications.
Keywords:
archaeology
Place:
Deir el-Bahri
Region:
Upper Egypt
Province/State:
Qena
Country:
Egypt
Collection Area:
Africa, North
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
28/10/1907
Registration Number:
E017207
Associated Stories:
Ancient Egyptian Archaeology Collection
Egyptology at the Australian Museum