The Gold Compartment At Habu Temple Looks Magnificent After Restoration

The Gold Compartment At Habu Temple Looks Magnificent After Restoration

Conny Waters – Icestech.info – Situated in Luxor, about 6 km from the Valley of the Kings, the Habu Temple is one of the most important Egyptian temples. Pharaoh Ramses III built the magnificent mortuary temple with intricate relief carvings and shrines.

The Gold Compartment At Habu Temple Looks Magnificent After Restoration

The Habu temple after restoration. Credit: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

Inside the beautiful ancient temple, scenes and hieroglyphs illustrate the victories of the king as well as rituals and festivals celebrated at the site.  The Habu Temple consists of a first courtyard with inscriptions for the wars fought by King Ramses III, then the second courtyard with inscriptions for celebrations, followed by a hall of columns, and on both sides of it, the chapels of the temple dedicated to some deities, the most important of which is the gold compartment, which has been restored and returned to its original colors.

The Gold Compartment At Habu Temple Looks Magnificent After Restoration

Credit: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is following the plan to restore and develop archaeological sites throughout Egypt, especially Upper Egypt. In a recent statement, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced that the Supreme Council of Antiquities completed the restoration of the gold compartment at Habu Temple.

As reported by the Egypt Independent, “the restoration work was carried out by the Egyptian restorers of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, as it included the removal of dirt, soot, and damage caused by erosion factors, which returned the original colors of the compartment, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziry, stated.

The Gold Compartment At Habu Temple Looks Magnificent After Restoration

Credit: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

The Gold Compartment At Habu Temple Looks Magnificent After Restoration

Credit: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

The Gold Compartment At Habu Temple Looks Magnificent After Restoration

Credit: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

The restoration of the gold compartment is part of the Habu temple restoration project, which began in March, Saady Awad, Director General of Maintenance and Restoration in Upper Egypt, said, adding that the work that was carried out in the gold compartment included documentation and recording using a photographic camera before, during and after the restoration work.”

Written by Conny Waters – Icestech.info Staff Writer

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