Deir el Bahri, Excavation of Middle Platform, Dec 1894
Originally uploaded by The Egypt Exploration Society
This photograph is from the archives of the Egypt Exploration Society - showing the clearance of the middle platform of Deir el Bahri.
Top- left of the photo is the remains of a monastery of Saint Phoibammon. Built of brick and re-used stone - it was to be knocked down by Francois - Auguste Mariette. This was due to Mariette conducting what would turn out to be the first large- scale excavation of the temple.
Thanks to the EES for the photo and Hatshepsut - From Queen to Pharaoh (Metropolitan Museum of Art and others)- pages 290-291 for the information on the Coptic monastery and Mariette's excavation.