GPR investigation to allocate the archaeological remains in Mut temple, Luxor, Upper Egypt

M.A. Atya, S.O. AL Khateeb, S.B. Ahmed, M.F. Musa, M. Gaballa, A.M. Abbas, F.F. Shaaban, M.A. Hafez
2012 NRIAG Journal of Astronomy and Geophysics  
GPR investigation has been conducted on Mut temple; to the south portion of Al-Karnak temple at the eastern bank of Luxor city. Within the survey, the GPR SIR system-10A has been used connected to 100/500 MHz antenna. The present work is oriented to allocate the buried Archaeological ruins at the site, and also to evaluate the archaeological significance of the artifacts in concern to the hydro-situation. The survey is composed of three data sets; the first set (A) includes three GPR profiles
more » ... cated inside the temple palisade at the western bank of the holy lake, the second set (B) includes four profiles distributed on the yard between Mute and Al Karnak temples, and the third set (C) includes three profiles oriented to study the EW Sphinx Avenue front of Mute temple. The measured GPR data has been processed and visualized in different ways to show the infra-content of the artifacts in the buried subsurface of the temple. Furthermore, intensive mutual work and discussion with the local inspectorate at Luxor about the results would lead to detect the zones of possible findings and, as much as possible, to define their identities. A series of sectional GPR records, time slices, maps, and 3D graphs are introduced to represent the remains of Mut temple and its infrastructure.
doi:10.1016/j.nrjag.2012.11.002 fatcat:e3xoy6zxuvdafkcbexndkvqy2u