Sunday, December 04, 2011

Colossi of Memnon to be restored

Ahram Online (Nevine El Aref)

In collaboration with the European archaeological mission, the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) is undertaking a comprehensive project to restore the colossi of Memnon on Luxor’s west bank.

The project aims to return the 19.5 meters tall colossi to their original appearance when the New Kingdom’s King Amenhotep III built them to decorate the fa├žade of his mortuary temple.

SCA secretary-general Mostafa Amin told Ahram Online that the restoration would also return all the missing pieces of the colossi, collapsed during the Roman period, to their original positions.

1 comment:

Stuart Tyler said...

This is a strange one. Part of the allure (to me) is the current state. Time and people havent ben kind, but is it necessary to touch it up?

I may be alone here.