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Egypt’s Western Desert during the Third Intermediate Period in light of new discoveries at Mut al-Kharab in Dakhleh Oasis

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posted on 27.03.2019 by RICHARD JAMES LONG
Monash University excavates at Mut al-Kharab, a large temple dedicated to the god Seth, located in Dakhleh Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert. This site is producing exciting evidence from the Third Intermediate Period, an obscure phase of Egyptian history covering the first half of the first millennium BCE. This study involves the collation and analysis all the known evidence from this period relating to the Western Desert and its associated oases. As such, we now have a greater understanding of interactions throughout the region, the relationship between the oases and the Egyptian state, and evidence of a possible oasis culture, based on distinct pottery traditions and religious practices.

History

Principal supervisor

Colin Appleby Hope

Year of Award

2019

Department, School or Centre

School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Campus location

Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Exports

Exports