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Egypt’s Hathor temple restored

The Hathor temple, located on Egypt’s island of Philae, is set to open next month after the recent completion of some much-needed restorative work.

Time has since taken its toll on the temple, which was built by King Ptolemy VI and extended during the reigns of Ptolemy VII and Roman emperors Augustus and Tiberius. Many of the temple’s stone blocks have deteriorated; its walls, meanwhile, are riddled with cracks.

According to antiquities ministry officials, the temple’s deteriorated blocks have been replaced with new ones, while fallen blocks have been returned to their original positions. Poor restoration work undertaken previously, meanwhile, has been corrected.

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Story: RNevine El-Aref, Ahram Online | Photo: Ahram Online

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