Middle Kingdom Tomb Architecture at Lisht

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The exploration of the Middle Kingdom cemeteries at El–Lisht, twenty miles south of Cairo, began in 1882, with the opening of the entrances to the pyramids of Amenenmhat I and Senwosret I. From 1906 to 1934 and again from 1984 to 1991 the Egyptian Expedition of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, worked intensively at the Lisht site. In the present volume Dieter Arnold describes and documents the architecture and wall decoration of tombs built for courtiers and officials around the two royal pyramids at ...

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The exploration of the Middle Kingdom cemeteries at El–Lisht, twenty miles south of Cairo, began in 1882, with the opening of the entrances to the pyramids of Amenenmhat I and Senwosret I. From 1906 to 1934 and again from 1984 to 1991 the Egyptian Expedition of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, worked intensively at the Lisht site. In the present volume Dieter Arnold describes and documents the architecture and wall decoration of tombs built for courtiers and officials around the two royal pyramids at Lisht. Ancient tomb robbers and quarrymen had almost totally denuded the Middle Kingdom buildings, but excavation and careful study of remaining foundations, architectural elements, and fragments of relief decoration have enabled the author and his team to reconstruct to a fair degree the form and appearance of these masterpieces of ancient Egyptian architecture. The textual portion ends with an appendix written by James P. Allen, professor of Egyptology at Brown University, that reviews an important biographical inscription from one of the tombs. This amply illustrated volume, which also publishes for the first time one of the most highly artistic painted sarcophagi of the Middle Kingdom, is the twenty–eighth in the series documenting the Museum's fieldwork in Egypt. It provides the architectural background for innumerable sculptures and small objects excavated in the tombs at El–Lisht that are now part of the collections of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, and of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

(This title was originally published in 2008.)

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The site of two pyramids surrounded by cemeteries in use from the Old Kingdom through Roman times, Lisht lies 30 miles from Cairo on the west bank of the Nile. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian Expedition excavated this site and others from 1906 to 1934 and from 1984 to the present and publishes its findings in an ongoing series. The latest, Volume 28, focuses on the most important tombs at Lisht from the Middle Kingdom. Little remains of the tombs aboveground, but Arnold, curator in the department of Egyptian art at the museum, makes the most of the records from both periods of excavation. His descriptions of the tombs are often captivating and the related visual matter instructive. Architectural fragments for one of the mastabas were discovered in 1932-33, and though they have since been lost, the surviving photographs, notes, and drawings made possible computer drawings that re-create the structure and offer a tantalizing glimpse into the site's past.
—Amy Trendler

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Dieter Arnold is Curator, Department of Egyptian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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