The Unearthed artifacts [Photo: Ministry of Antiquities Official Facebook page] The Unearthed artifacts [Photo: Ministry of Antiquities Official Facebook page]

New ancient Egyptian artifacts unearthed

Wed, Oct. 11, 2017
CAIRO – 11 October 2017: The German Egyptian archeological mission unearthed most of the remaining parts of the recently uncovered King Psamtik I colossus in the archeological site of the Heliopolis temple in Matariya, Cairo.

The upper part of the colossus was discovered in March and it attracted the eyes of the national and international media.


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The Unearthed artifacts [Photo: Ministry of Antiquities Official Facebook page]


The head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Department Ashraf Ashmawy announced that the mission discovered a fragmented block of the Horus Eye.

He added that those blocks may belong to the god Re Hor Achti’s statue.
Ashmawy explained that Re Hor Achti’s statue may reach a height of six meters, and would be the tallest statue for the god.

Parts from Ramses’s II sitting statue also were unearthed by the mission. The discovered parts carried the Horus name of King Ramses II.

The Horus Name is one of a royal title bestowned on Ancient Egyptian kings; it is one of the oldest royal titles, and it was taken from the battle between the god Horus and the evil Set, where Horus emerged victorious.



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The Unearthed artifacts [Photo: Ministry of Antiquities Official Facebook page]


In addition, a small statue used for funeral rituals was uncovered; the statue was decorated with protective incantations used to protect the dead in their journey to the other side.

The head of the restoration department at the Grand Egyptian Museum explained through the Ministry of Antiquities’ press release that the found parts will be moved to the Grand Egyptian Museum to be studied and restored.


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The Unearthed artifacts [Photo: Ministry of Antiquities Official Facebook page]
 
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