Wed, 15 Jul 2020 - 11:51 GMT
The ancient wall discovered in Nagaa Hamadi - Min. of Tourism & Antiquities official page
CAIRO – 15 July 2020: The Archaeological Committee, headed by the director-general of Qena Antiquities, has completed studying the ancient stone wall.
The ancient wall was discovered by the Tourism and Antiquities Police when they arrested four individuals who were carrying out surreptitious digging in the "Ho" area of Nagaa Hamadi.
Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, stated that the committee confirmed the wall is made of sandstone and decorated with inscriptions and cartridges belonging to the Ptolemaic era bearing the name of King Ptolemy IV.
The secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities recommended conducting rescue works for excavation sites in the area, as soon as investigations are completed. It is expected that the site will reveal more of its secrets.
The area where the surreptitious digging was carried out by the four individuals is located about 200 meters from the shrine of the goddess Hathor in the “Ho” district of Nagaa Hamadi. It represents the seventh region of the ancient Egyptian regions.