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Brooklyn Museum Features: Mut Precinct

" * All Features * MUT Precinct o History o Dig Diary 2009 o Dig Diary 2008 o Dig Diary 2007 o Dig Diary 2006 o Dig Diary 2005 o Flickr Photos o Expedition Reports * Whitman and BrooklynArial View of Mut PrecinctMut PrecinctSince 1976, the Brooklyn Museum has been carrying out archaeological work at the Temple Precinct of the Goddess Mut (pronounced "Moot") at South Karnak, an important religious site for almost two thousand years. The Mut Precinct is perhaps best known for its statues of Sakhmet, many of which are now housed in museums (including the Brooklyn Museum). Hundreds of these statues remain within the Precinct's walls. The Museum's team, which has shared the site with an expedition from Johns Hopkins University since 2001, continues to explore how the Mut Precinct grew and what its inscriptions reveal about ancient Egyptian religion and life. Both expeditions are also devoted to the conservation and restoration of the site's monuments.The work of the Mut Expeditions is conducted under the auspices of the American Research Center in Egypt and is supervised by the Supreme Council of Antiquities, which authorizes and supervises all archaeological work in the country. Under the direction of its Secretary General, Dr. Zahi Hawass, the Supreme Council is responsible for the exploration, preservation, and restoration of Egypt's rich cultural heritage."

Format:  Website
Publisher:  Brooklyn Museum
Publication City:  Brooklyn