Saturday, March 2, 2024
News

Egypt: Newly restored tomb of Neferhotep in Luxor opens to tourists

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Asia | February 12, 2024 7:52:43 AM IST
Cairo [Egypt], February 12 (ANI/WAM): After more than two decades of restoration, the tomb of Neferhotep, the great 18th Dynasty (1550-1292 BC) scribe of Amun, was officially opened on Sunday.

According to Ahram Online, the tomb, located in the Al-Khokha area on Luxor's West Bank, was opened during a ceremony by Mostafa Waziry, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and Gonzalo Urriolabeitia, Argentina's ambassador to Cairo.

"Today's opening of the tomb introduces a significant new tourist destination to the attractions of Luxor's West Bank, particularly amidst the surge of tourists to the country during the winter season," Waziry said, adding that the tomb displays beautifully painted scenes and inscriptions.

The restoration of the tomb began in 2000. A mission from Buenos Aires University in Argentina was responsible for recording and studying the tomb's epigraphic and archaeological aspects, while a German archaeological team carried out the conservation and cleaning of the wall paintings.

Mohamed Abdel-Badiae, Director of Antiquities in Upper Egypt, said that the architectural structure of the subterranean structure was arranged east to west, evoking the regeneration of the deceased and the sun's daily journey.(ANI/WAM)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
Back to class: Sderot schools ready to r...
Balochistan: Pakistan's military operati...
Taiwanese ex-legislative candidate indic...
CDC issues guidelines for individuals, o...
US President Biden announces airdrops of...
Over 100 detained across Russia for hono...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Delhi govt to provide three time meals t...
Assam govt expresses gratitude to PM Mod...
PM Modi to launch multiple development p...
'Fight against Naxals is at decisive jun...
J-K: One killed after tanker collides wi...
'Loved it here, can't wait to come back'...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Mark Zuckerberg, wife Priscilla Cha... 
Indian javelin thrower DP Manu to t... 
Madhya Pradesh: Chhatarpur Police i... 
Bill Gates visits Statue of Unity, ... 
Priyanka Chopra to co-star with Kar... 
Delhi Court reserves order on sente... 
Parts of Madhya Pradesh to witness ... 
Bengal: PM Modi lashes out at TMC o...