Alley Om El Rakhem a historical site (Photo: Ministry of Antiquities press release)
CAIRO – 26 August 2017: Minister of Antiquities Khaled El Anany has followed up on restorations being implemented in Alley Om El Rakhem a historical site located in the governorate of Marsa Matrouh on Saturday.
The restoration of the archeological site comes as part of reviving historical areas in the governorate including the recent opening of Romel Cave that has been shut down for years, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Antiquities.
The site contains remains of ovens and gates that date back to the era of King Ramses II. The archeological remains feature Heliographic carvings of his names and titles.
Some of the remains were used as armors and shields that were used through history to protect the western borders of Egypt that spans from Tal El Abka’ay area in Beheira governorate until area of Saloom.
The archeological site has been discover in the 1950’s by Egyptian archeologist Labib Habshy who also found a statue made of stone for the leader of these battles that used the shields whose name is Nab-Ra’a that is expected to be displayed in the Egyptian Museum.
The statue was found through a collaboration with an archeological delegation from the University of Liverpool.
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