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Western Thebes: History, Change, and Challenges

The Chicago House conservation team, headed by Lotfi K. Hassan, consolidating shattered blocks of a collapsing well of Ramses III, south of Ramses' great mortuary temple at Medinet Habu. Chicago House in Luxor (part of the Epigraphic Survey of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago) has sponsored expanded conservation and restoration programs that supplement its documentation projects throughout Thebes. Photo: W. Raymond Johnson.