Posted by Steve Collins on


On my most recent trip to Luxor, I went to visit my favorite spot in Medinat Habu (Habu Temple). I was surprised to see scaffolding on a large section of the columns, with a team of young students working diligently on it. 

Egyptian student on scaffolding restoring columns in a temple

I must admit, I liked the idea of removing dust, dirt, bird poop, etc. However, when I realized that the colorful sections were changing color, I was a bit concerned.


As a purist, I much prefer the 'weathered by thousands of years' look, but I am hopeful that this deepening of the colors will lighten over the coming months.

I'll find out soon on my next visit!

We have more information about Medinet Habu at this link:


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