09 August 2022 03:03 PM

Original inscriptions, colors of Esna Temple ceilings, walls revealed

Saturday، 14 May 2022 - 10:29 AM

The Egyptian-German archaeological mission working in Esna Temple uncovered on Friday 13/05/2022 inscriptions, images, and colors on the ceilings and walls of the temple for the first time after rehabilitating and cleaning them.

In this regard, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Moustafa Waziri said the rehabilitating and cleaning process unveiled the original inscriptions and colors on the middle ceiling above the temple's gate that shows 46 eagles in two rows, 24 of them bear the head of an eagle, which symbolizes the goddess Nekhbet.

Waziri pointed out that these inscriptions were not mentioned in the previous scientific publication of the French Egyptologist Serge Sauneron who recorded the temple's inscriptions between 1963 and 1975.

The rehabilitation project is being funded by the American Research Center in Egypt.


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