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Tausert Temple
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University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition
Director: Pearce Paul Creasman (2012-Present)Richard H. Wilkinson (2008-2012)
December 2008 - January 2009
December 2009 - January 2010
November 2010 - January 2011
August 2011
May 2012 - July 2012
May 2013 - July 2013
May 2014 - July 2014
April 2015 - July 2015

The Memorial Temple of Tausert lies between the Ramesseum and the Temple of Merenptah on Luxor's west bank. Tausert, a woman, was the last ruler of the 19th dynasty and a figure of particular historical interest. The site was briefly examined by William Flinders Petrie in 1896, but after preliminary study, the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition decided that it would be worthwhile to fully clear, record, plan, conserve and publish the remains of this temple. The expedition began in 2004, and five subsequent field session have been completed, producing important results.

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