Roundup: Egypt renovates monuments in Luxor to invigorate city's charm

Luxor, Egypt, August 25 (Xinhua) - Mostafa Madboust Egyptian Prime Minister on Wednesday to the city of Luxor de Monumento del País and inspected the renewal work in some Huge columns in the Karnak temple complex as part of a campaign launched by the government to rejuvenate the charm of the city before its national day at the beginning of November.

Accompanied by a series of officials, including the Minister of Tourism and Antiques, and the Governor of Luxor, the Prime Minister saw dozens of Specialized Restauradores in scaffolding while working In the cleaning and restoration of the original colors of 12 columns of the 134 columns of the large Hypostyle Hall of the interior. The temple complex.

"I am here to monitor all the progress and effort that is being made by the Government and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiques for the reviving and renewal of different monuments. TS and sites in Luxor, "The Egyptian Prime Minister told reporters.

added that the current renovations of the sites in Luxor, including the Karnak temple complex, the Luxor Temple and the Avenue of Sphinges that extends between them , It will be held in "another international event", as well when Egypt was held in April that 22 mummies of one museum from one museum was reviewed in Cairo at a remarkable event known as the Golden Parade of Pharaohs.

Mostafa al-Saghir, general manager of Karnak temples, said Hypostyle's great room with his 134 columns in Karnak is admired and visited more for local tourists and foreign.

"We are currently doing the work of restoration to show their original colors, which are as beautiful and amazing. All this is within the preparation of the temples of Karnak And the Luxor temple for the planned opening of the Great Avenue of Sphinx, "the official told Xinhua within the Massive room.

Saghir added that the Great Hypostyle Hall is "a miracle of construction" in the new kingdom of ancient Egypt, emphasizing that "while the Giza pyramids are the Miracle of the construction of the ancient kingdom, the Great Hypostyle Hall is the miracle of the construction of the new kingdom. "

Dressed in a white coat as his colleagues, Israa Hussein , A young woman, was standing on one of the scaffolds while using special tools and brushes to clean part of one of the columns and highlight its original colors.

"We try to revive the spirit of the columns." It is an honor to work on this project in our city that contains a lot of antiques in the world, and we are happy with Highlighting something valuable whose details and characteristics used to be dark, "said Xinhua.

Restaurators who work in the temples in Luxor are mainly from the Supreme Council of Antiques ( SCA) and come from different Egyptian high provinces, including Luxor and Sohag, according to SCA General Secretary Mostafa Waziri.

Sphinge Avenue is 2,700 meters long, He told Waziri Temple Temple of Karnak and Luxor, noting that the excavation work on Avenida, which began in 2017, led to finding new sphins in the place.

The head of SCA said that the excavation on Avenue will continue even after its AP Erdens for visitors in a few months, describing the rich city of Monument of Luxor as "an outdoor museum".

The delegation of the officials also looked quickly at the Luxor temple and the adjacent avenue of Sphinge before they conclude the inspection visit. EndItem

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