Friday, December 19, 2008

Polish plaque in Luxor

Serwis Nauka w Polsce

A plaque commemorating the Polish-Egyptian cooperation in rebuilding and preserving Queen Hatshepsut’s temple in Deir el-Bahari. The plaque was placed on the southern side of the ramp that links the temple’s second terrace with the third, and highest, terrace.

The symbolic unveiling of the plaque was done by the Ambassador of Poland in Egypt, Jan Natkański, and the Director of the Supreme Council of Antiquities deputy, Sabri Abdel Aziz. The hosts of this event were Dr Zbigniew Szafrański, the head of the Polish Archaeology mission in Deir el-Bahari, and the regional director of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr Mansur Boriak.

The ceremony gathered a dozen archaeologists who have been running excavations around Luxor. Representatives of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and local authorities were also present at the ceremony. The Polish archaeologist after the ceremony invited the guests to their Headquarters – The Metropolitan House – in El-Asasif.

On the plaque you can see the crests of the University of Warsaw, the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities and a short text in English and Arabic.

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