The “Seventh Day” monitored the emergence of the magic of colors and inscriptions in the Khnum temple in the city of Esna, where the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, led by Dr. Khaled Al-Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, and Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, is completing its work in the restoration and beautification of Khnum Temple in Esna, which is the historical temple that is located About 55 km south of Luxor on the west bank of the Nile, where it was discovered and cleaned of rubble in 1843 AD, that is, in the late era of Muhammad Ali Pasha. other.
Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, says that the restoration and cleaning work resulted in the emergence of original and bright inscriptions and colors located under the middle ceiling above the entrance to the temple located at a height of 14 meters. The goddess of Upper Egypt is from the Cape, and the other 22 have a cobra head and represent Wagit, the goddess of Lower Egypt, pointing out that no drawing or picture of this ceiling appeared before, in the previous scientific publication of the French Egyptologist Serge Sonron, who recorded the temple inscriptions between the years 1963 and 1975.
Ahmed Hassan Amin, Director General of the Antiquities of Esna, stated that the charm and beauty of the inscriptions began to appear inside the Pharaonic “Khnum” temple in the city of Esna, during the restoration operations in the national project to fully develop it to enter a new world of renewal and open new tourist horizons within it, as the national project On which the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is based in the development of the Khnum temple in Esna, it contributes greatly to the support of the people and workers in the tourism sector. The development of Khnum Temple and the tourist market after the inauguration of the restorations of the Historic Al-Jeddawi Agency.
The Director General of the Antiquities of Esna added to “The Seventh Day”, that the temple was decided to open at night, like the temples of Karnak and Luxor, and the closing dates instead of 5 pm to 7 pm to serve tourist groups during the new winter tourist season, and the decision is implemented starting from the beginning of next November, He explained that the most important thing in the temple is the colonnade hall, which is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Egypt and dates back to the Greco-Roman era. The hall (the hall) is one of the most beautiful pillared halls in Egypt in general, in terms of similar proportions, the method of carving the capitals of its columns, and their survival in a good state of preservation.
Distinguished restoration work in the temple
Khnum columns in Esna after restoration
Pillars of Khnum temple show magic
Renovations show the magic of colors
Crowns are beautified in the temple
The project shows the magic of column capitals
Restoration of Khnum temple in Esna
Side of the colors in the crowns
Part of the renovations in the temple
The beauty of column capitals
The magic of the inscriptions on the walls of the temple
The magic of restoration colors in the temple
The appearance of the colors of the capitals
Revealed inscriptions, pictures and colors on the walls of the Temple of Esna
Exquisite inscriptions appear in the temple