Temple remains found in ancient Egypt quarry

Temple remains found in ancient Egypt quarry

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Remains of a 3,300-year-old lost temple, founded during the 18th Dynasty of Pharaoh Tuthmosis II, has been unearthed in Gebel el-Silisilah, one of the largest quarries in Egypt, located north of Aswan.

The temple was discovered during excavation work by a research team at Lund University (Sweden), led by Maria Nilsson and John Ward.

Nilsson has stated that they have managed to locate the temple using a map published by Borchardt, which was based on a plan drawn by Lacovara.

The remains of the temple have proven to be archaeological evidence of four chronological periods spanning the pharaohs Tuthmosis / Hatshepsut, Amenhotep III, Ramses II and the roman period, as stated by Nilsson.

The meaning of the finding is very important because Gebel el-Silsila It was not only a gorge but it was also a sacred place. Archaeologists are now studying the material and even producing a 3D map. Among the findings of the temple are various beads from the 18th dynasty.

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