Restoration of Tuthmosis III barque shrine at Karnak Temple completed
The Centre Franco-Egyptien d'Etude des Temples de Karnak (CFEETK) (French- Egyptian Centre for Karnak Temples Studies) has finally completed the restoration work on the barque shrine of Tuthmosis III, which was reconstructed in 2010 at the Open Air Museum of Karnak Temple.
|Tuthmosis III shrine in Karnak temple [Credit: Ministry of Antiquities]|
French Egyptologist Christophe Thiers, director of the CFEETK, said that this operation, performed manually with the aid of hydraulic jacks and temporary walls has enabled the progressive lifting of the ceiling slab, which weighs 76 tons, on the top of the walls
|Reconstruction work of the shrine [Credit: Ministry of Antiquities]|
In antiquity, this limestone barque shrine was built by Thutmosis III in front of the fourth pylon. Subsequently, another barque shrine of Thutmosis IV was built against the one of Thutmosis III. Between 1914 and 1954, several fragments were found in the filling of the third pylon and in front of the ninth pylon.
Author: Nevine El-Aref | Source: Ahram Online [October 10, 2016]