The Pyramid Complex of Djedkare: Protection, Restoration & Documentation

The project focuses on two parts of Djedkare’s pyramid complex in south Saqqara, namely the pyramid and mortuary temple. The previous excavations in the complex, in the 1940s and 1950s, were rather brief and never properly published. This project tackles this shortfall through conservation, restoration and documentation interventions. Project Director: Mohamed Megahed

The project focuses on two parts of Djedkare’s pyramid complex in south Saqqara, namely the pyramid and mortuary temple. The previous excavations in the complex, in the 1940s and 1950s, were rather brief and never properly published. Therefore, Djedkare’s pyramid complex is one of the least known royal monuments, although its architecture is exceptionally well preserved. The project work scope included the following: 1) consolidation and restoration of the burial apartment of the pyramid, 2) documentation, restoration, storage and protection of the finds, and 3) conservation and documentation of the mudbrick mastabas east of the mortuary temple.

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Location: Giza, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Charles University Project partner(s): Czech Institute of Egyptology Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt - Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant Funding received: $53,537 Commencement Date: 07/2017 Project Status: Completed
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