Found deposits in foundations and warehouses in the temple of Ramses II in Egypt

Found deposits in foundations and warehouses in the temple of Ramses II in Egypt



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An archaeological expedition from New York University, led by Dr. Sameh Iskander, discovered warehouses with various objects in the temple of Ramses II at Abydos (Egypt), reported this Wednesday the country's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. African.

Between the objects buried in 1279 BC in the southwest corner of the temple during construction ceremonies, plates inscribed with the name of Ramses II, tools made of copper, ceramic vessels with hieratic inscriptions and quartzite stones, announced the secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri.

Niches with the bones and heads of 12 bulls were found in the walls of the warehouses. dating from the Ptolemaic period (from 305 to 30 BC), as well as a complete skeleton of this animal, which was carefully buried under the temple palace, added Dr. Ayman Ashmawi, head of the Egyptian Antiquities Sector in the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

According to Dr. Iskander, the findings made in the building's foundations have provided researchers with valuable information to better understand the nature of the building, as well as the economy of ancient Egypt during the 13th century BC.

On the other hand, Ptolemy offerings reveal that the temple of Ramses II was still considered sacred among the Egyptians from that time, almost a thousand years after his reign.


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