DEIR EL-BAHARI. TEMPLE OF HATSHEPSUT. SEASON 2005/2006 Cover Image

DEIR EL-BAHARI. TEMPLE OF HATSHEPSUT. SEASON 2005/2006
DEIR EL-BAHARI. TEMPLE OF HATSHEPSUT. SEASON 2005/2006

Author(s): Zbigniew E. Szafrański
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Deir el-Bahari; Temple of Hatshepsut; restoration; documentation; epigraphic studies

Summary/Abstract: The Polish-Egyptian Mission to the Hatshepsut Temple at Deir el-Bahari focused attention on the ongoing restoration of the Solar Cult complex, conservation of the Southern Chamber of Amun-Re, and the continued documentation and excavation of the Royal Mortuary Cult Complex and the area to the south of it. Meanwhile the final result of our restoration of the North Wall of the Upper (Festival) Courtyard was recorded with regard to the epigraphy, and a study of scenes from the “Beautiful Feast of the Valley” was completed. Two scenes with Ahmes-Neferure in the West Wall of the Courtyard, located on either side of the granite portal, were documented to illustrate a point of ideological importance for the interpretation of the temple. The restoration and conservation of the sandstone statue of King Amenhotep I (found in Asasif in 1982) was continued. In the storeroom, housing relief fragments from the temple of Tuthmosis III, activities centered on completing a theoretical reconstruction of the iconographic temple decoration program.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: XVIII
  • Page Range: 269-284
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English