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News From Kom El-Hettan In The Season Of Spring 2007

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The Colossi of Memnon and Amenhotep III Temple Conservation Project resumed in spring 2007, its ninth season at the funerary temple of Amenhotep III at Kom el-Hettan, with clearance, mapping, conservation, and restoration work, thanks to the support of Zahi Hawass. Since the beginning of our work in 1998, our main concern was to preserve and conserve the last remains of the once-prestigious temple, now under threat of irrigation water, salt, vegetation, and fire. Conservation and reassembly work continued on the royal quartzite colossal statues in the Peristyle Court by Miguel Lopez and his team. All parts of colossal standing effigies of the king found lying within a heap of debris were saved from destruction by water, salt, and fire right at the beginning of our work in 1999/2000.

Keywords: Amenhotep III; Colossi of Memnon; Kom El-hettan



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