We are proud to support The Colossi of Memnon and Amenhotep III Temple Conservation Project.
Each year HORUS Egyptology Wigan raises money to support the work of Dr Hourig Sourouzian and the Colossi of Memnon and Amenhotep III Temple Conservation Project.
To date we have raised thousands of pounds to support this incredibly important work, which has gone to provide resources and essential equipment.
Dr. Hourig Sourouzian, on her visit to HORUS Egyptology Wigan
The director of The Colossi of Memnon and Amernhotep III Temple Conservation Project in Luxor is Dr Hourig Sourouzian.
Joan and John with Hourig and the legendary pump!
Over the years we have helped provide the Colossi of Memnon and Amenhotep III Temple Conservation Project with numerous resources and equipment to help them move the project ahead apace.
One of the more essential pieces of equipment was a pump. The site sits on the edge of the Nile innundation. Although the Nile no longer floods, thanks to the construction of the Nile Dams in the 1960s and 1970s, the site still teeters on the edge of the water table, and excavation trenches regularly fill with water.
The pump is still in use to this day.
The Colossi of Memnon during the annual flooding of the Nile, 1965