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Statues of Egyptian deities unearthed in Dakahlia

During a excavation mission carried out at the Graeco-Roman cemetery in Tel Al-Tabla archaeological site in Dakahliya governorate, a collection of statuettes of ancient Egyptian gods has been unearthed.

Statues of Egyptian deities unearthed in Dakahlia
The crocodile god Sobek discovered at Tell Tablala 
[Credit: Ministry of Antiquities]
They are carved in mud-brick and among them the crocodile god Sobek. A collection of Graeco-Roman bronze, faience and ivory jewelleries has been also unearthed, along with clay pots and pans and Alabaster amulets.

The newly discovered objects have been stored in Dakahliya's archaeological galleries for restoration.

Statues of Egyptian deities unearthed in Dakahlia
Ancient Egyptian fish god discovered at Tell Tablala 
[Credit: Ministry of Antiquities]
Last year, the Egyptian mission at Tel Al-Tabla discovered a mud-brick mastaba tomb consisting of a number of burial shafts.

In one of the shafts, archaeologists uncovered a limestone anthropoid sarcophagus of a lady called Werty, along with a large collection of 180 ushabti figurines carved in wood and limestone.

Author: Nevine El-Aref | Source: Ahram Online [March 12, 2016]
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