Photos by Maciej Jawornicki with commentaries by Dr. Patryk Chudzik are presented at the online exhibition “From Memphis to Thebes. Treasures of ancient Egyptian capitals through the lens of Maciej Jawornicki”. It has been organized by the Commune Center for Culture and Sports in Nowogrodziec in cooperation with PCMA UW.
Maciej Jawornicki has been cooperating with PCMA UW expeditions for many years. As photographer, he documented excavations and surveys in Egypt, in the temple of Hatshepsut and the tombs of North Asasif in Western Thebes (Luxor), in Saqqara and Alexandria, and in Sudan in the 4th Nile cataract region. Dr. Patryk Chudzik, an archaeologist from PCMA UW, currently heads the Polish Archaeological and Conservation Mission at the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, and previously directed the study of tombs in Northern Asasif.
The exhibition they created presents the ancient civilization of the Nile Valley through the prism of the power of two capitals of the pharaohs, Memphis and Thebes, visualized in their extensive necropolises with tombs of rulers, officials, priests and ordinary citizens. The photographs were taken during the archaeological excavations, which allowed the author to capture the treasures of Egyptian architecture from a perspective unknown to tourists visiting Egypt.
The exhibition is available on the website of the Commune Center for Culture and Sports in Nowogrodziec.