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Restoration underway on ram heads discovered at Karnak Temple


Egyptian restorers are currently busy restoring the three ram heads unearthed at the Euergetes’ gate in the southern part of Karnak Temple in Luxor.


Restoration underway on ram heads discovered at Karnak Temple
One of the giant ram heads discovered by Egyptologists
[Credit: Egypt. Ministry of Tourism and Archaeology]



The artefacts were found during excavation works carried out as part of a project exploring the royal procession path known as the Sphinx Avenue in Luxor, which once connected Luxor to Karnak Temple.


Restoration underway on ram heads discovered at Karnak Temple
An entire avenue of ram headed statues connected Karnak Temple to Luxor Temple
[Credit: Egypt. Ministry of Tourism and Archaeology]



The heads were part of three ram-headed sphinxes located on the Sphinx Avenue, and after restoration they will be re-attached to the ram bodies.


Restoration underway on ram heads discovered at Karnak Temple
The ram heads will be re-attached to the ram bodies following their restoration
[Credit: Egypt. Ministry of Tourism and Archaeology]

As part of the project, a series of photos relating the history of the path, since its early exploration in the 19th century until now, will be put on display along the avenue, according to Mostafa Waziri, the secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.


Author: Nevine El-Aref | Source: Al Ahram [October 11, 2021]



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