Geology of the Valley of the Kings

Bunbury, Judith (2016) Geology of the Valley of the Kings. In: The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings. Oxford Handbooks . Oxford University Press, pp. 15-22. ISBN 9780199931637

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Abstract

The Valley of the Kings is the canvas upon which the royal mortuary complex was developed. The geology is fundamental to the topography of the area: the formation of the rocks and their uplift and erosion to form the deep valleys of the Theban massif in which the necropolis was hidden. The geology is also the source of some of the practical difficulties experienced by tomb builders as well as those encountered by archaeologists and conservators of today.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2016AREP; IA71
Subjects: 04 - Palaeobiology
Divisions: 02 - Geodynamics, Geophysics and Tectonics
04 - Palaeobiology
99 - Other
Page Range: pp. 15-22
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2016 17:34
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2016 17:34
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/3763

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