We are happy to inform that Adrianna Madej has been awarded with a grant to study the Courtyard of the Complex of Royal Cutl in the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari. Below you can find short description of the project.
Courtyard of the Complex of Royal Cult in the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari – Ritual and Ideological Aspects
The Complex of Royal Cult is located in the southern part of the Upper Terrace. Entrance to this part of the temple is accessible from the south wall of the Upper Courtyard and leads to the courtyard, which is the subject of this research project. This structure opens to vestibules of two chapels – of Hatshepsut and Thutmose I. The aim of the project is to define the role of the aforementioned courtyard in the cult of the deceased king. As a result of the undertaken work, a complete, digitised drawing and photographic documentation of this part of the temple will be prepared. It will become the basis for the theoretical and graphic reconstruction of the wall decoration, as well as a thorough analysis of its iconographic layer and texts, which will allow for a comprehensive interpretation of the courtyard.