Monday, 1 March 2010

Amenhotep III temple

Well I tried to go to the site and have a sneaky look, no chance. Apparently the head is in a magazine store. Actually it was quite interesting looking at the site from the road. There is so much excavation going on, I was told there are 300 workers on that site. It is a large site but even so. The reconstruction of the statue Dr Hourig talked about in her last lecture looked almost complete, beard and all. The site looked drier than usual, no idea if this is delibrate

1 comment:

Oriente Antigo said...

I believe it is Jane, as Dr. Sourouzian always points out the problem of water rising every season and the trouble they have removing it every next season. They must have found a way of drying out the Nile water more efficiently so the granite blocks won't be damaged. Nice!