New discovery in Egypt's Matariya points to temple of Ramses II
The Egyptian-German Archaeological Mission at Matariya archaeological site discovered new evidence that may lead to a temple of Pharaoh Ramses II.
|Ramses II anointing a divinity [Credit: Ministry of Antiquities]|
|Detail of Ramses II anointing a divinity [Credit: Ministry of Antiquities]|
|Relief of Ramses II [Credit: Ministry of Antiquities]|
|Sun disc from ritual scene [Credit: Ministry of Antiquities]|
In addition, Dr. Dietrich Raue, the co-director of the mission, reported that in the second area of excavations – located in the southeast of the innermost enclosure of the temple – houses and workshops from a mid-Ptolemaic stratum are under excavation.
Other discoveries in the area include faience amulets and metals, Dr. Raue reported.
Source: Ahram Online [September 27, 2016]