Deir el-Bahari: Temple of Tuthmosis (Egypt), 2011

Deir el-Bahari: Temple of Tuthmosis III

Dates of work: 1 November–13 December 2011

Director: Dr. Monika Dolińska (National Museum in Warsaw)
SCA representative: Mr. Abou el Hagag Taya Hassanien
Egyptologists: Janina Wiercińska (National Museum in Warsaw), Piotr Czerkwiński (PhD candidate, Antiquity of Southeastern Europe Research Centre, University of Warsaw)
Photographer: Zbigniew Doliński (National Museum in Warsaw)
Architects: Mariusz Caban (PhD candidate, Wrocław University of Technology), Szymon Caban (freelance) Conservators: Joanna Lis, Andrzej Karolczak (both National Museum in Warsaw)
Student trainee: Filip Taterka (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

The mission continued research and documentation work, concentrating on scenes located in the Hypostyle Hall, Bark Room, rooms D, G and H and the Room of Ritual Vessels. Architects studied the general layout of the three temples (Tuthmosis III, Hatshepsut and Mentuhotep) and their interconnections, while conservators succeeded in reconstructing from fragments another four decorated blocks for use in the final reconstruction project.

[Text: PAM]

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