This is a sandstone temple at the western end of the
oasis, constructed during the second half of the First Century
C.E., through the reigns of the Emperor-Pharaohs Nero, Vespasian,
Titus and Domitian.
Relief on the west wall of the Porch of Titus
The temple, dedicated to the Theban triad Amun, Khonsu and
Mut, became overwhelmed by a massive sand dune and was subsequently
damaged by an earthquake.
||Deir el-Hagar temple before
excavation and conservation
The Dakhleh Oasis Project restored
this monument during the 1990s, emptying the sand from
the interior, removing broken roofing and architrave
blocks, rebuilding the collapsed north wall, and making
safe the doorways.
A protective capping of mud bricks was built onto the
brick temenos wall and on the brick pillars of the Processional
Removal by hand of fallen architrave and ceiling
More recently, excavation of the north court has exposed painted
decoration in classical Roman style on the surrounding wall.
The refurbishment was completed by the erection of a centre
to provide background information for local and foreign visitors.
Deir el-Hagar temple, work completed