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THE MORTUARY TEMPLE OF AMENHOTEP III

THE MORTUARY TEMPLE OF AMENHOTEP III
Luxor, Egypt
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BACKGROUND

The mortuary temple of Amenhotep III was erected between 1390 and 1353 B.C. for New Kingdom Pharaoh Amenhotep III. The temple was 100 meters wide and 600 meters long, and, although only the lower sections of the structure remain, the grandiosity of the site is still evident. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

In 1998, WMF supported emergency conservation, documentation, clearance of the western portico of the great peristyle hall, and planning of a long-range conservation program. The implementation of conservation measures at the site began in 2004, and included the integration of a drainage system to alleviate groundwater and consolidate deteriorating stone. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The Colossi of Memnon are the most visible remains of what was once the most richly ornamented of all Theban monuments. Continual work on the conservation plan will not only help to conserve the site but also contribute to the comprehensive understanding of its significance and grandeur.

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