Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Wednesday, October 05, 2011

There are reports coming in that the Mprtuary Temple of Amenhotep III which has been the site of some exciting discoveries over the past year has been flooded.  There is an article in Arabic but Google Translate struggles as usual - but the picture is worth a thousand words.

http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=ar&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rosaonline.net%2FWeekly%2FNews.asp%3Fid%3D126298

That's corrosive, salty water which destroys inscriptions.  I guess the worry is that if it can happen to such a high profile site then the SCA has really taken its eye off the ball and the risk to other sites must be a concern.

4 comments:

Thutmose said...

So all money for excavation at the Temple of Amenhotep III as well as the Valley of the Kings has been withdrawn in favor of the Avenue of Sphinxes? At least that's what I seem to get out of that mangled translation.

Stephanie said...

I haven`t been able to open the article, don`t know what`s wrong.
But if it is true that the money from other projects has been redirected to the restoration of the sphinx avenue it is really outrageous!
In any case it is clear that there is considerable neglect even of important sites.

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