Opening of the Complex of Solar Cult!

Opening of the Complex of Solar Cult to the public has been planned for February 22, 2015.  Located in the north-eastern part of the Upper Courtyard of the temple of Hatshepsut, it is one of very interesting parts of the building. Restoration, epigraphic and architectural works have been completed, making it possible to open this part of the temple to the public. The opening will be organized in close cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.
To all interested, we remind you about the egyptological publication of Complex of Solar Cult:
 Karkowski, J., The Solar Complex in Hatshepsut's temple at Deir el-Bahari, Warsaw, 2003.
During the ceremony, there is another event planned - an opening of the exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the building the Metropolitan House (being now Polish dig house), which is in preparation by Marcel and Monica Maessen from "The t3.wy Foundation for Historical Research in Egyptology".  

More information about the exibition is HERE.


New issue of Études et Travaux with articles concerning Temple of Hatshepsut

At the end of 2014, a new XXVIIth  issue of the Études et Travaux was released by the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Science. There are four articles concerning Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari:


Olga Białostocka, A Nome Procession from the Royal Cult Complex in the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, EtudTrav XXVII (2014), pp. 19-36


Olga Białostocka, Palace or Slaughterhouse? The Function of the Room with a Window in the Hatshepsut Temple at Deir el-Bahari, EtudTrav XXVII (2014), pp. 37-60


Andrzej Ćwiek, Old and Middle Kingdom Tradition in the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, EtudTrav XXVII (2014), pp. 61-93


Anastasiia Stupko-Lubczyńska, Inscribed Vessels Represented in the Chapel of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari?, EtudTrav XXVII (2014), pp. 405-420


Enjoy reading!


Creativity and Innovation in the Reign of Hatshepsut - proceedings of the Theban Symposium in Granada, Spain (May 2010)

While waiting for resumption of works at the Temple of Hatshepsut, we recommend reading one of the newest publication about Hatshepsut reign:


JM Galán, B. M. Bryan, P.F. Dorman (eds), Creativity and Innovation in the Reign of Hatshepsut. Papers from the Theban Workshop 2010, SAOC 69, Chicago 2014.


These are proceedings of the Theban Symposium in Granada, which took place in May 2010 at the Arab Studies Institute of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). You can find there an article of Dr. Zbigniew E. Szafrański "The Exceptional Creativity of Hatshepsut" (pages 125-138).


The publication can be downloaded HERE.


Christmas Break and Wishes

In the middle of December Hatshepsut Mission ended autumn part of 2014/2015 season. It was a very fruitful time for all of our team. Work at Hatshepsut Temple will be resumed in January, after Christmas and New Year break. With upcoming Christmas, we wish you a cheerful and family time and all the best in the New Year.

Season 2014/2015 has already started!

On November 2nd, Polish Mission  began its 2014-2015 work season at the Temple of Hatshepsut in Deir el-Bahari. Autumn part of the season will be devoted mainly to the epigraphic work and study of architecture. Documentation is being continued in the Main Sanctuary of Amun and Southern Room of Amun. Also a new project, concerning the Portico of Punt at the Middle Terrace, has been started (more information coming soon). Currently, our inspector is Mohammed Saleem.