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Koptos: temple of Min in the New Kingdom (1550-1069 BC)

Like the Middle Kingdom temple, the temple of the New Kingdom was already very much destroyed in antiquity. However, foundation blocks apparently found in situ give a general idea about the size of the temple building (see the published plan). A series of foundation deposits contained objects with the name of Thutmose III, making it highly likely that he built the main New Kingdom temple.

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Reliefs from the New Kingdom (about 1550-1069 BC).

granite relief fragment with pre-nomen of Thutmose II
Relief, early New Kingdom (?)
Stewart 1979
: 17, no. 74, pl. 14.6

a foundation deposit of Thutmose III | head of Min statue


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