Thursday, 30 October 2014
Giza men arrested after digging up ancient temple under house - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online
Giza men arrested after digging up ancient temple under house - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online: Antiquities Minister Mamdouh El-Damaty said that the unearthed blocks are genuine and belong to a huge temple from the reign of King Tuthmose III.
Seven reliefs and two marble columns were unearthed along with a huge red-granite armless colossus of a seated person, El-Damaty.
The items have been brought to the Saqqara site for restoration and further study, the minister said, adding that the Hod Zeleikha area has now been declared an archeological site and under the control of the ministry in order carry out more surveys nearby and unearth more of the temple.