The excavation, restoration and enhancement project of the Temple of Millions of Years of the Pharaoh Thutmose III began in 2008 and is the result of cooperation between the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and the Academy of Fine Arts Santa Isabel of Hungary of Seville. The team is led by Dr. Myriam Seco Álvarez, who coordinates researches in the Temple of Millions of Years of one of the most important pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, considered as the Egyptian "Napoleon".
Currently, the project is mostly funded by the Botín Foundation and gets also economic collaboration from Santander Universities, the company CEMEX, the University of Granada and, since 2016, from CAJASOL. From the first moments it has the support of the Embassy of Spain in Cairo. The project also has an agreement with Santander Universities and the Institute of Egyptology of the University of Tubingen, aimed to carry out researches and doctoral theses. Thanks to this multiple funding it has been possible to work three months each year to rediscover this temple, which had been forgotten since Ricke’s work in the '30s.
A collaboration agreement has been also established with the Faculty of Fine Arts and Archaeology of the University of Granada, so that graduate students may achieve internships at the site. At the same time, and in cooperation with Santander Universities (Banco Santander), training and technical courses are imparted in situ by professors from the University of Granada and addressed to inspectors of the Antiquities Service, with the aim to promote cultural cooperation between Egypt and Spain.
We are also collaborating with the laboratories of materials and topography of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. The topographic work will include carrying out photogrammetric refunds of the structures of the Temple. On the other hand, the laboratory of materials is studying the different materials used in the execution of the Temple.
We thank the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities for the support and trust that it put in us to make this work.