Found by chance the temple of pharaoh Ptolemy IV in upper Egypt

An illegal excavation in Egypt leads to a tomb ptolemaic of a noble exceptionally pintadaHallan 50 mummies of the period ptolemaica in the necropolis of Tuna El

Found by chance the temple of pharaoh Ptolemy IV in upper Egypt
An illegal excavation in Egypt leads to a tomb ptolemaic of a noble exceptionally pintadaHallan 50 mummies of the period ptolemaica in the necropolis of Tuna El-Gebel in Egypt

A remedial work on the west bank of the Nile river in upper Egypt (Kom Shaqao, Sohag) have left the discovered the remains the temple of Ptolemy IV , the fourth pharaoh of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, who ruled from 222 to 205 to. C.

the Son of Ptolemy III and Berenice II, the beginning of his reign coincides with the start of the decline of the empire. Ptolemy IV Philopator is considered by the historians greeks as a ruler weak that was manipulated by the officials alexandrians, in spite of the great victory at the Battle of Raphia.

After the fortuitous finding, we have paralyzed the work to enable the archaeologists perform its work. In this way, they have unearthed the southwest corner of the temple and the remains of the wall led's north south , with several floors of limestone.

The secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri has stated in a press release that, after, the work was centred in the south, where the ruins discovered were registration the ancient egyptian god Habi , accompanied by many different animals, and the remains of text that contain the name of Ptolemy IV .

it has Also been found another wall in a westerly direction, covered with slabs of limestone.

Kom Shaqao is the capital of the tenth region of Egypt, is located to the west of the city of Tama and before it was known as Wagit. In fact, the mention oldest appears in the Fourth Dynasty, in the temple of Hathor.

Updated Date: 02 October 2019, 13:00

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