Luxor Times Egyptology Awards ceremony

On 20th February, 2016, Luxor Times Egyptology Awards ceremony was held in Mummification Museum in Luxor. Polish Mission has been awarded for the one of the top 5 restoration projects in 2015. Dr. Zbigniew E. Szafrański, Director of the Mission, received an award for the restoration project of the Complex of the Sun Cult from the Minister of Antiquiites, Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty.

Symposium on Conservation 11-12 February, 2016

On the 11-12 February 2016 there will be Symposium on Conservation held in Luxor, attended by our conservators - Rajmund Gazda, Wojciech Myjak, Maria Lulkiewicz, Sara Arbter and Director of the Mission Dr. Zbigniew Szafrański. The conference is divided into two parts - on the 11th February selected restoration projects conducted in Thebes will be presented in Mumification Museum (including our Mission - Rajmund Gazda will deliver a paper "Conservation of Stone Material of the Temple of Hatshepsut"), while on the 12th February there will be workshop for conservators in Marsam Hotel.

More info can be found HERE.

Luxor Times award nomination!

We are pleased to inform you that the restoration project of the Complex of Solar Cult at the Upper Terrace in the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari conducted by the  Polish-Egyptian Archaeological and Conservation Mission has been nominated to the Luxor Times award as one of the top 5 restoration projects of 2015. The award ceremony will be held in Luxor on 20th February and will be attended e.g. by the Minister of Antiquities Dr. Mamdouh El-Damaty. More info coming soon!

Season 2015/2016 - resumption of works

At the end of January Polish Mission has resumed works in the Hatshepsut temple. This part of the season will be dedicated to the reconstruction of the ozyriac statute by the northern edge of the Lower Portico and to the epigraphic and reconstruction project in the Complex of Royal Cult. The survey excavations by the outer southern wall of the Hatshepsut Chapel and textile project are also continued. The season will last till approx. 17th March.


More information about the works in the Complex of Royal Cult can be found HERE and HERE.


More information about the analysis and documentation of textiles found in Tomb II project can be found HERE.



Christmas Break and Wishes

In the middle of December Hatshepsut Mission has ended the first part of the 2015/2016 season, which was devoted mainly to the epigrpahy. Memebers of the Mission already came back to Poland for Christmas break and works will be resumed in January 2016. With upcoming Christmas, we wish you all a wonderful and peaceful time with your family and all the best in the New Year!

The first photos from the season 2015/2016

In the autumn part of the season the works of the Mission are focused primarily on the continuation of epigraphic documentation. The first pictures from the season 2015/2016 can be viewed in our gallery. Photos can be viewed HERE.

Season of 2015/2016 has already begun!

The new season of works by Polish Mission in the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari has been launched in the end of October. During the autumn part of the season (until the Christmas break) works will be focused on the epigraphic documentation of Punt Portico, Main Sanctuary of Amun and in the Southern Room of Amun. There are also archaeological works conducted by the  southern wall of the Hatshepsut Chapel. Our Egyptian inspector is Sayed Mohammed Sayed.
Moreover, in our house we host two other Polish teams related to the mission of Hatshepsut - Tuthmosis III Mission, which has been working in the warehouse with blocks from the Tuthmosis III temple from Deir el-Bahari (director Dr. Monika Dolińska) and Asasif Project (director Patryk Chudzik).

Honorary “Bene Merito” distinction for Dr. Zbigniew E. Szafrański

Dr. Zbigniew E. Szafrański, director of the mission, has been awarded by the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Grzegorz Schetyna with the honorary "Bene Merito" for his role in promoting Poland and Polish Mediterranean archaeology abroad. Polish Ambasador in Cairo Michał Murkociński decorated Dr. Szafrański during a ceremony held on 19 October 2015 at the seat of the Research Center in Cairo, which was attended by firends and associates from the international archaeological community in Egypt.


More info can be found HERE.

Mission's Facebook page

News about the Hatshepsut Miission are now available on Facebook. You can find there more pictures of the temple, from conferences and other events related to the Mission's activity. Please like us on Facebook - our page can be found HERE. 

11th ICE August 23-30, 2015, Florence

On August 23-30, 2015, the 11th International Congress of Egyptologist will take place at the University of Florence, bringing together scholars from all over the world. Among the more than 300 speakers, members of Hatshepsut Mission will give following presentations:


Monday, August 24th, 4-4.30 pm, room 8:

Kamila BraulińskaCats and Dogs of Hatshepsut


Tuesday, August 25th, 3-3.30 pm, room 8:

Patryk Chudzik, Tombs of High Officials at Asasif Necropolis During the Middle Kingdom and Beyond. Preliminary Report of Work Done by the Polish Mission


Wednesday, August 26, 2.30-3.00 pm, room 8:

dr Anastazja Stupko-LubczyńskaReading the procession of offering bearers in the Chapel of Hatshepsut (Deir el-Bahari)


3.00-3.30 pm, room 5:

dr Aleksandra Hallmann, Funerary linen from Deir el-Bahari


Thursday, August 27th, 9-9.30, room 13: 

Jadwiga Iwaszczuk, Progress of Work on the Reconstruction of the Temple of Thutmose I 

11.15-11.45, room 8:

Edyta Kopp, The motif of the kiosk during the first half of the 18th dynasty

11.45-12.15, room 8:

Katarzyna KapiecPr-wr chests as objects for storing ritual materials – study based on the decoration in the Southern Room of Amun in the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari


Complete programme can be found HERE.