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Shrine of Amun Ra in Sohag’s Temple of Seti I Restored

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has restored the Shrine of Amun Ra within the Temple of Seti I in Abydos, one of the most ancient cities in the country.

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As part of an initiative to restore archaeological sites across Egypt, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has restored the Shrine of Amun Ra within the Temple of Seti I in Abydos, one of the most ancient cities in the country.

Located in the governorate of Sohag, the shrine was restored over a period of three months. The process included cleaning the cabin mechanically and chemically, removing layers of soot and dust, re-building the missing parts of the shrine, before finally recoloring and insulating it.

The Temple of Seti I includes seven chapels dedicated to different deities. Amongst these deities is the chief of Egyptian gods, Amun Ra. The walls of his shrine depict Seti I giving offerings to Amun Ra, as well as the journey of his sacred boat to the afterlife.