While conducting an excavation near Brest in northwestern France, before the construction of a road, a number of finds were uncovered including a rare early 14th century hoard that speaks of the turbulent times of the Hundred Years Wars.
The archaeologists from INRAP (the French…
Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III, Luxor, Egypt
Also known as Medinet Habu, the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III (r. 1186–1155 BC), is an important New Kingdom structure on the West Bank of Luxor in Egypt. The temple is probably best known as the source of inscribed reliefs depicting the advent and defeat of the Sea Peoples during the reign of Ramesses III.
The temple, some 150 m long, is of orthodox design, and resembles closely the nearby Mortuary Temple of Ramesses II (the Ramesseum). Its walls are relatively well preserved and it is surrounded by a massive mudbrick enclosure, which may have been fortified.