The research concerns a temple built by the woman-pharaoh Hatshepsut, who ruled in the years 1473-1458 BCE. On the two opposite walls of the largest room in this building, known as the Hatshepsut Chapel, there are symmetrical relief scenes. They represent a sacrificial procession that brings gifts to the Pharaoh.


For about a decade, researchers have been working to fully document these enormous representations, each approximately 13 meters long and featuring 100 sacrificial figures along with Hatshepsut and her sacrificial menu. Then Dr Anastasiia Stupko-Lubczyńska from the Center of Mediterranean Archeology of the University of Warsaw made a thorough analysis of them, and she just published her findings, informed the centre.