Conservation of the ambulatories and western wall at the Templ e of Repit in Athribis (Sohag)

The conservation project allowed the emergency treatment of a very large area of the temple of Repit in Athribis to take place, with its aim to mitigate the risk of irreversible losses for the temple by consolidating weak stone reliefs and detached painting layers, and providing temporary protection. Project Director: Marcus Muller

The University of Tübingen has led since 2003 an excavation and research project at the temple of Repit in Athribis (Upper Egypt), one of the last unexplored large temples of the Ptolemaic era in Egypt. As this excavation project came to an end, the Egyptian Ministry of Culture pushed for a quick opening to visitors. The scientific and conservation teams collaborated to make a proposal for a guided tour which would take the visitor through representative rooms, while avoiding some of the most fragile areas. This conservation project aimed at preserving two significant areas on this route that were in need of urgent treatments before the opening to visitors: the ambulatories and western outer wall. The AEF Grant enabled the project team to implement necessary conservation treatments (consolidation of painting layers, stone walls and floors), as well as enhanced the understanding of the architecture and scenes for the visitors. It also provided a training opportunity for Egyptian conservators from the Sohag Conservation Office.

Project Details

Location: Banha, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt-Antiquities Endowment Fund Funding received: $99,841 Commencement Date: 10/2018 Project Status: Completed
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