New discoveries made in Aswan's Tell Edfu



Mon, 24 Dec 2018 - 02:21 GMT


Mon, 24 Dec 2018 - 02:21 GMT

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CAIRO - 24 December 2018: Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mustafa Waziri stated that the American Archaeological Mission of the University of Chicago made a number of important discoveries during the mission's work in Tell Edfu, Aswan.

Moreover, Waziri commented in a statement on Dec. 24 that among these discoveries is a part of a cylindrical column of limestone, dating back to the beginning of the modern state of the 18th Dynasty.

The column is 165 cm long, with a diameter of 28.5 cm; it contains a hieroglyphic inscription of the name of the grand priest of Ancient God Horus.

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Furthermore, Waziri added that the American mission also unearthed a statue of what appeared to be a lady. The statue is made of sandstone with a height of 20 cm and a width of 7.8 cm. The statue goes back to the 19th Dynasty.

General Director of Aswan and Nubian Antiquities, Abdel Moneim Saeed, stated that the mission also discovered a statue and a painting that go back to the 18th Dynasty. The statue depicts a man in a sitting position and is 13.7 cm wide and 23.4 cm long.

Saeed further stated that the painting is made of limestone,showing a man and a woman along with hieroglyphic scriptures.

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Edfu is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately 60,000 people. Edfu is the site of the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus and an ancient settlement, Tell Edfu. Theremains of ancient pyramids are located about 5 km north of Edfu.



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