Wednesday 17 October 2018

Remains of Roman-era temple found in Egypt

The temple dates back to the reign of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius.

Workers in Egypt examine the remains of a temple dating back to the second century (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)
Workers in Egypt examine the remains of a temple dating back to the second century (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered the remains of a temple dating back to the second century.

The temple, which dates back to the reign of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius, was found near the Siwa Oasis in the western desert, the antiquities ministry said.

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An ancient stone found among the remains of the temple (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)

It includes the foundations of a large limestone building.

Abdel-Aziz al-Dimeiry, head of the archaeological mission, said they found a five-metre long limestone painting bearing Greek inscriptions and decorated with the sun disc surrounded by cobras.

He said the painting, which is believed to be part of the temple’s entrance, was found in good condition and will undergo restoration.

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