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Current Expeditions

Current Expeditions

Mut Temple - Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University
Director: Betsy Bryan
January - June 2009
January - December 2010
January - December 2011
March - December 2012
January - December 2013
January - April 2015

January - December 2016

The Johns Hopkins University mission in Egypt, led by Dr. Betsy Bryan, has conducted excavation and conservation work in the Mut Temple precinct of Karnak since 2001. Excavation work has taken place behind the Sacred Lake of the complex as well as within the Temple itself, uncovering industrial and food-processing areas of the Eighteenth Dynasty, New Kingdom enclosure walls and adjacent workshop areas, and remnants of a porch of Hatshepsut found buried beside the Mut Temple. Conservation work has included the rebuilding of interior walls, the cleaning and conservation of decorated and inscribed New Kingdom sandstone and limestone blocks, and the creation of an open-air museum, among other accomplishments.

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