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Photos: Restoration of gold compartment at the Temple of Habu in Luxor completed

Within the framework of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ plan to restore and develop archaeological sites throughout Egypt, especially Upper Egypt, the Supreme Council of Antiquities completed the restoration of the gold compartment at Habu Temple on the western bank of Luxor Governorate, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, said, in a statement.

The restoration work was carried out by the Egyptian restorers of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, as it included the removal of dirt, soot and damage caused by erosion factors, which returned the original colors of the compartment, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziry, stated.

The restoration of the gold compartment is part of the Habu temple restoration project, which began in March, Saady Awad, Director General of Maintenance and Restoration in Upper Egypt, said, adding that the work that was carried out in the gold compartment included documentation and recording using a photographic camera before, during and after the restoration work.

The Temple of Habu is one of the most important Egyptian temples. It was built in memory of King Ramses III. It was built to hold funeral rites and to worship the god Amun. It consists of a first courtyard with inscriptions for the wars fought by King Ramses III, then the second courtyard with inscriptions for celebrations, followed by a hall of columns and on both sides of it the chapels of the temple dedicated to some deities, the most important of which is the gold compartment, which has been restored and returned to its original colors.

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