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Egyptian-German archaeologists unveil inscriptions, reliefs of Esna Temple

After restorations that began two years ago by the joint Egyptian-German mission, the Esna Temple on the Nile banks finally appeared in the original colors it bore 2,000 years ago.
An inscription from the Esna temple.

CAIRO — The joint Egyptian-German archaeological mission working on the restoration of the Temple of Esna, which sits on the west bank of the Nile 55 kilometers (34 miles) to the south of Luxor, has unveiled, for the first time, the inscriptions, reliefs and colors of the temple’s ceilings and walls after completing restoration and cleaning works.

Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mustafa Waziri explained in a press statement May 15 that the restoration and cleaning works at the temple unveiled the original and bright inscriptions and colors found under the ceiling above the temple entrance, which is located at a height of 14 meters (46 feet).

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