Catalan archaeological mission returns to Egypt
|Excavations of the Spanish Mission at the necopolis of Oxyrhynchus [Credit: Amigos de la Egiptologia]|
The most famous find so far was made in the necropolis of Saqqara by French archaeologist Auguste Mariette in 1850 with mummy cases of the bull-deity Apis. But the most important find made by the Catalan mission in Oxirrinco regards the Osireion, an underground temple dedicated to the god Osiris.
''It is the only one in Egypt at the moment,'' said the professor. ''We have find still unidentified blocks during restoration works. We have covered them up, lacking permission to excavate them, and we will start to dig from there,'' Josep Pardo concluded.
Source: ANSAMed [February 06, 2012]