ARCE

Detail, West of the Niche on South Wall, before conservation

Description:
Detail, West of the Niche on South Wall, before conservation
Physical Description:
1 black and white photograph and Black and white 35mm print
Photographer:
Image capture by Yarko Kobylecky.
Date Created:
Apr-06
Collection:
Luxor Roman Wall Paintings
Series:
Existing conditions before conservation
Location:
Luxor, Egypt
Time Period:
Tetrarchy (284-313 AD) and New Kingdom Egypt (1548-1086)
Topic:
Temple of Luxor (Luxor, Egypt), Antiquities, Roman, Fresco painting, and Mural painting and decoration, Roman -- Conservation and restoration
Genre:
Black and white photographs and frescoes (paintings)
Local ID:
arce_lrwp_bf_0064.tif
Project History:
Amenhotep III was responsible for constructing the greater part of the present Luxor Temple around 1400 BCE. Under Diocletian, Emperor of Rome, 245-313, the first Tetrarchy transformed the temple site, including one of the temple’s offering halls into what is now known as the imperial cult chamber. In the early 2000s, ARCE conducted several site visits to Luxor to extensively document the grounds and undertake conversation efforts for the Roman frescoes present in that chamber.