Mon, 10 Aug 2020 - 01:17 GMT
The discovered statue – Egypt’s Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO – 10 August 2020: The archaeologists of the Supreme Council of Antiquities unveiled a statue of one of the priests of the ancient Egyptian deity Hathor, and that is during the rescue excavations that the council started in late July in a plot of land owned by a citizen, about 2 kilometers southeast of Mit Rahina area.
Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri explained that the rescue excavation mission unearthed the statue made of a single block of black granite with hieroglyphic writings engraved on the back.
Waziri further pointed out that the statue is about 95 cm in height and 45 cm in diameter and that the excavation work is underway to uncover the remaining pieces and evidence.
It is worth noting that the work of the rescue mission also unearthed during the past few days a statue of King Ramses II in the company of two deities and a number of statues of different deities such as Sekhmet, Ptah and Hathor.
This is in addition to a number of engraved antique blocks and statues made of pink and black granite and limestone dating back to the era of King Ramses II, and some blocks of limestone dating back to the Coptic era.