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Osiris statuette discovered between blocks of Saqqara step pyramid


During restoration work being carried out on the eastern side of the King Djoser Step Pyramid in Saqqara, archaeologists discovered a statuette of Osiris.

Osiris statuette discovered between blocks of Saqqara step pyramid
Credit: Ministry of Antiquities
Head of the Saqqara archaeological site Sabri Farag said that the statuette was discovered in a small crevasse between the huge blocks of the pyramid’s eastern fa├žade.

Osiris statuette discovered between blocks of Saqqara step pyramid
Credit: Ministry of Antiquities
The statuette depicts Osiris, the god of resurrection and eternity, with the double crown, holding a feather in one hand and a sceptre in the other.

Osiris statuette discovered between blocks of Saqqara step pyramid
Credit: Ministry of Antiquities
“The statue was probably concealed in this area by a priest of Saqqara in antiquity,” Farag said, adding that the artefact is undergoing restoration.

Author: Nevine El-Aref | Source: Ahram Online [July 02, 2018]

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