The project "Blooming desert"

This important project is dedicated to the reconstruction of the various gardens of the temple complex and is led by our team member Anna Liu.

One of the greatest challenges of the reconstruction of the temple complex of Dayr al-Bahri were not the two almost completely destroyed temples of Thutmose III or Mentuhotep II, as one might have thought, but it was (and is) the restoration of the gardens of the temples.

Wait a minute, what was that? Gardens in a mortuary temple complex in a desert valley where there has never been water or soil? That's impossible, right?

No, not for the ancient Egyptians.