Friday, December 16, 2005

Restoration of the temple of Amenhotep III
The above URL is in Italian - here is one of my horrible translations. I can only translate Italian from my Spanish, so if you read Italian I recommend that you visit the site. Thanks to the EEF newsletter for pointing it out.
A plan for the restoration of the temple of Amenhotep III (King of Egypt from 1411 to the 1357 BC), and its surrounding area on the left side of the Nile, near Luxor, has been initiated by the Ministry of Egyptian Culture, in collaboration with the SCA. The project also looks at the rescue of the Colossi of Memnon, gigantic stone statues that are under the risk of erosion from groundwaters raised due to agricultural irrigation. Water levels in the past have already hindered the restoration of the temple.


Anonymous said...

It was the temple of Amenhotep II Andie, which is next to the Ramaseum not the Amehotep III temple near the colossus of Menom

Andie said...

You're a star - thanks very much for the correction.