TEMPLE OF HATSHEPSUT AT DEIR EL-BAHARI SEASON 2007/2008 Cover Image

TEMPLE OF HATSHEPSUT AT DEIR EL-BAHARI SEASON 2007/2008
TEMPLE OF HATSHEPSUT AT DEIR EL-BAHARI SEASON 2007/2008

Author(s): Zbigniew E. Szafrański
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Deir el-Bahari; Temple of Hatshepsut; Royal Mortuary Cult complex; Chapel of Hatshepsut; conservation; egyptology; Metropolitan House

Summary/Abstract: Restorers and egyptologists from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology completed another season in the Hatshepsut Temple in Deir el-Bahari, concentrating on the conservation and restoration of the Sun Cult Complex in the Upper Terrace of the Temple, the conservation of the Southern Chamber of Amun-Re, and the continued excavation and documentation of the Complex of Royal Mortuary Cult. In the Chapel of Hatshepsut excavations checking the wall foundations for conservation purposes brought to light a mixed assemblage of artifacts, including both ird Intermediate Period objects and architectural elements from the Coptic church once installed in the chapel. Statues of Hatshepsut and related sculptures, especially sphinxes, were studied and documentation made of stone artifacts from the precinct kept in storerooms.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: XX
  • Page Range: 193-202
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English