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The Great Enclosure At Musawwarat Es Sufra

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The ground plan of buildings 101-102 and 201-203, the style of the architectural members, and the decoration equally show that the Egyptian architects and artisans did not work alone at Period 6 Musawwarat es Sufra: actually, their work was strongly influenced by native architects and artisans. This chapter discusses the artificial terraces upon which the complexes centering on buildings 101-102 and 201-203 were erected, the ground plan of building 101-102 and the design of the columns in its front colonnade, and the remains of the sculptural decoration found in the Great Enclosure. Before going down to the discussion of the hellenizing elements in the Period 6 Great Enclosure, the chapter deals briefly with the anomalous features of its architecture.

Keywords: Egyptian architects; Great Enclosure; Musawwarat es Sufra; sculptural decoration

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