The Antiquities Registration Center at the Supreme Council of Antiquities has issued a new archaeological book in French under the title “The Osiris Pillar Hall in the Great Temple of Abu Simbel”, within the framework of the center’s scientific role in documenting Egyptian antiquities.
Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, explained that this book comes within a series of scientific publications carried out by the Egyptian Antiquities Registration Center, where a number of books were issued in various foreign languages. Among them are the tombs of the Valley of the Queens, the tomb of Kha Em Hat No. 57, the Temple of Jarf Hussein, the tomb of Nefertari No. 66, the northern treasure chambers of the Great Temple of Abu Simbel, and others.
Hisham El-Leithi, head of the Central Administration for the Recording of Egyptian Antiquities, indicated that the book reviews the scientific recording of the scenes and inscriptions on the walls of the temple, and an explanation of the architectural planning of the main hall containing the Osiris columns, and the archaeological description of them, highlighting the inscriptions and scenes it contains, in addition to the description. The exact archeology of the eight Osirian columns, then a group of photographs of those inscriptions and scenes.
Dr. Hisham El-Leithi pointed out that the book also contains facsimiles, which include 260 A4 pages, 145 black and white and color photos, and 70 facsimile plates for tomb inscriptions.