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Preservation and Interpretation of the Palace of Amenhotep III at Malqata in Western Thebes Project

Preservation and Interpretation of the Palace of Amenhotep III at Malqata in Western Thebes Project

Grantee: Peter Lacovara: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Category: Conservation, Preservation & Presentation

Objective: Responding to a request by the Ministry of Antiquities this project’s aim is to identify an implement a conservation and presentation plan for what remains of the heavily damaged Palace of Amenhotep III at Malqata. Located on the west bank of modern day Luxor, this site has suffered severe deterioration from water damage and physical destruction of what was left of the exposed brick work by unregulated tourist visitation. This AEF award will help to preserve what is left of the existing architecture by capping and stabilizing the standing walls with new bricks that will be stamped and isolated by a geofabric. The ancient brick work will all be buried, the walls will be capped to a uniform height and the original palace enclosure will be emphasized to delimit the original complex’s area.

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