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The Akhenaten Colossi of Karnak$
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Lise Manniche

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789774163494

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774163494.001.0001

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Discovery

Discovery

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The Akhenaten Colossi of Karnak
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Manniche Lise

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774163494.003.0001

Maurice Pillet was a French architect and director of works for the Egyptian Antiquities Service at Karnak. He was the first person in modern times to create astonishing sculptures of Akhenaten. This was where he engaged himself in rescuing the enclosure of the eastern gate of Karnak temple that was affected by rising subsoil water. Despite the many circumstances of his discoveries, Pillet did not record any of his findings, but his successor Henri Chevrier wrote the records a year after. Because of this, Chevrier found a lot of Pillet's discoveries that he can continue in the Karnak temple. After the seasons of Chevrier works, he tidied up the plans for him to succeed wherein he had to avoid dumping soil.

Keywords:   Maurice Pillet, architect, Akhenaten, Egyptian Antiquities Service, Karnak, Henri Chevrier

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