By Dieter Arnold
Senwosret III was once probably the most very important rulers of old Egypt, and his pyramid complicated used to be one of many significant architectural achievements of the 12th Dynasty. This publication is the 1st quantity of a projected sequence at the excavations carried out given that 1990 by way of The Metropolitan Museum of paintings Egyptian excursion on the pyramid complicated of Senwosret III at Dahshur. the amount describes and analyses the architectural positive aspects, the development equipment, and the development background of the complicated - the pyramid and the temples linked to it in addition to the subsidiary pyramids and their chapels. Of specific curiosity are the dramatic and wonderfully built burial residences of the king and the royal ladies, together with Queen Wcret II, Senwosret's spouse. Senwosret III's complicated displays a interval of transition among the normal pyramid complexes of the previous and early center nation and the royal cult installations of the recent state. the writer considers the complex's position inside this chain of improvement and examines a number of archaistic positive aspects indicating that Senwosret III's developers have been learning the structure of the 3rd Dynasty Djoser complicated at Saqqara, which was once already a thousand years outdated. The e-book is illustrated with pictures, line drawings, and desktop reconstructions. An appendix presents a initial file at the reduction ornament of the king's temples and the chapels of the royal ladies, in addition to the items present in the burial residences.