Egypt: Press Release - Restoration of Edfu Temple

Press Release
Egypts Minister of Tourism


Restoration of Edfu Temple

November 14, 1997

A 5 million L.E. project to restore Edfu Temple is now underway. Edfu Temple is located south of Luxor and dates back to the Ptolemaic era (2,300 years old). The project involves opening to tourists the main entrance of the temple, restoration of engravings and inscriptions as well as installing a new lighting system.