Groundwater lifting works in Aswan - Egypt Today
CAIRO – 15 August 2018: The Egyptian Commission affiliated with the Ministry of Antiquities succeeded in discovering two ancient pieces made of mud-sand that date back to the Ptolemaic era.
The discovery was made while the commission was undergoing their current works of removing groundwater from under the Temple of Kom Ombo in the city of Aswan, south of Egypt.
The Ptolemaic Kingdom was founded in 305 BC by Ptolemy I Soter (Macedonian General), who declared himself pharaoh of Egypt and created a powerful Hellenistic dynasty that ruled an area stretching from southern Syria to Cyrene and south to Nubia.
It is worth noting that each discovered piece is two meters in height, and consists of numerous codes and carvings that the commission is working on decoding.
The national project of reducing groundwater in the Temple of Kom Ombo and Edfo in Aswan cost almost $9 million.
The governor of Aswan is co-operating with numerous local and international entities in order to convert Aswan into a modernized touristic hub. Egyptians are very eager for the completion of the conversion and to restore the city’s previous solid position among international touristic hotspots worldwide.