Egypt completes restoration of Amun-Re chapel at the Temple of Seti I in Abydos

Team of restorers and archaeologists of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt completed the restoration work of the chapel of the god Amun-Ra. This is one of the seven chapels in the Temple of Seti I in Abydos, Sohag Governorate.

Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, explained that the restoration work that the Temple of Seti I is currently witnessing and other temples and archaeological sites throughout the country comes within the framework of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ plan to develop archaeological sites.

He explained that this development is working to attract Egyptian visitors and tourists and encourage the incoming cultural tourism product to Egypt.

Waziri added that it is scheduled to restore all the chapels of the temple successively, as the restoration of the chapel of the god Ra Hor Akhti has recently begun.

For his part, Mohamed Abdel-Badea, head of the Central Administration of Upper Egypt Antiquities, said that the chapel of the god Amun Ra is dedicated to his worshipers the god Amun Ra, and at the end of the chapel there is an fake door from the western side.

The walls of the chapel bear a number of scenes representing the journey of the sacred boat to the other world and some religious rituals and offerings to the god Amun-Ra, Abdel-Badea added.

Saadi Zaki, Director General of the Restoration of the Antiquities of Upper Egypt, indicated that the restoration work of the chapel of the god Amun-Ra took about three months.

He explained that it included removing dirt and soot by mechanical cleaning and using various brushes to remove dust, followed by chemical cleaning to remove soot layers from the ceiling and walls of the chapel, then completing the missing parts of the walls, and the ceiling and strengthening the colors and then the final stage, which is the stage of insulation.

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