Remains of King Rameses II Temple [Photo: Ministry of Antiquities Official Facebook page] Remains of King Rameses II Temple [Photo: Ministry of Antiquities Official Facebook page]

Remains of King Rameses II Temple unearthed

Mon, Oct. 16, 2017
CAIRO – 16 October 2017: An Egyptian-Czech archaeological mission succeeded in uncovering the remains of King Rameses II Temple during an excavation that was carried out at Abusir archeological site in Giza.

Dr. Mohammed Meguahed, deputy head of the mission, announced that the area where the remains of the temple were found is 32 meters high and 51 meters wide.

The area had mud brick foundations forming the main open-air hall of the temple. It also had a hall of columns, remains of a number of walls decorated with blue colors, and remains of stairs.

22491470_1562130650499246_6026958610253479981_n
Remains of King Ramesses II Temple [Photo: Ministry of Antiquities Official Facebook page]

Dr. Miroslav Barta, the head of the Czech mission, explained that the mission discovered the name of King Ramses and inscriptions referring to the gods Ra and Amun.

He stressed that the temple is clear evidence that Ra and Amun’s worship continued in the modern age of the Ancient Egyptian history.

Ramesses II is one of the greatest and most celebrated Ancient Egyptian kings.

22491747_1562130067165971_544905941743237890_n
Remains of King Ramesses II Temple [Photo: Ministry of Antiquities Official Facebook page]

He constructed many buildings and temples such as the Abu Simble Temple, and led numerous military campaigns. He reasserted Egypt’s control over Canaan.

22519264_1562130673832577_5259533618993827219_n
Remains of King Ramesses II Temple [Photo: Ministry of Antiquities Official Facebook page]

Libya, Nuba, and Syria were the main destinations of Rameses’ military campaigns.

Agreeing to the first Peace Treaty in history is one of Rameses’ greatest achievements.
There are no comments on this article.

Leave a comment