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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:25 pm  |  Posted from: Australia
  

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Antiquities Min. Completes Renovation of Esna Temple’s Ceiling
March 13, 2019
By Ali Abu Dashish and Salma Yassin

CAIRO, March 13 (SEE)- Dr. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said restoration work of Temple of Esna’s ceiling has finished.

Temple of Esna is located in city of Esna south Luxor governorate and restoration work was in line with the temple’s development project.

Waziri confirmed that restoration led to highlighting all scenes and inscriptions’ vivid colors which have never been seen before.

On his part, Mr. Ahmed Hasan Amin, director of Esna inspectorate, said all photographic documentations for texts and scenes are also done

For the next step, Entesar Mostafa, restoration director of temple of Esna, clarified that all walls are going to be restored besides fixing their colors and removing the accumulated soot.

“Moreover, some fallen stone blocks will be reinstalled,” she added.

It’s worth mentioning that all restoration work is being done by a specialized Egyptian team under the supervision of Upper Egypt Restoration Administration in Luxor.

Temple of Esna is located 55 Km south Luxor on the west bank of the Nile and considered one of the city’s most important landmarks.

It was first uncovered and cleaned at the end of Muhammad Ali era in 1834.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:40 am  |  Posted from: United Kingdom
  

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Thanks Winged Isis. The last time I visited Esna, in 2016, the work was progressing well - the difference was amazing! I'll put it on the list for a future visit, fingers crossed!


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The ceilings of this so called central temple was restored by this remarkable team, who were initially taught by the Americans.

The trouble is that the temple in truth is pure Greek, and, as I have said on this forum before, as the old High Priest of Amoun Ra on a visit would have looked on the ceiling of the extreme southern frieze, while leaning on his crutch as he looked heavenly, would have said,......'what the ***k is that'............ It has NO relevance, what so ever to the old faith.


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