(View exact match)Thebes-West BankCATEGORY: site
DEFINITION: This part of Thebes includes the necropolis of the ancient city and the largest group of standing monuments in Egypt. They are mortuary temples and royal/private tombs. The royal and private tombs were mainly dug into cliffs and valleys of the Theban mountain. The mortuary temples were built on the desert plain between the mountain the cultivated land of the Nile. Mortuary temples include Nebhepetre Mmontuhotep, Hatshepsut, Ramesses III, Ramesses II, Seti I, and the Colossi of Memnon. The royal tombs are at el-Tarif, Dra Abu el-Naga, the Valley of the Kings, and the Valley of the Queens.
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Emery, Walter Bryan (1903-1971)CATEGORY: person
DEFINITION: British Egyptologist noted for his careful surveying and study of prospective sites. He discovered galleries of the Bucheum in Armant, burials of Nubian X-Group kings, queens and nobility of 4th-6th century AD, and at Saqqara, excavating many Archaic Period mastabas. His most important discovery was a row of 1st-Dynasty tombs attributable to kings or nobles. He excavated at Thebes-West Bank, Nubia's Buhen and Ballana and Qustul.