Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Archaeologists excavate a cultic pit near temple of Ptah at Karnak

Left: Osiris statuette and figurine, Right: Small head of statue probably representing the God Imhotep.Image: © CNRS-Cfeetk / J. MaucorAn archaeological team working at Karnak in Egypt has just completed the excavation of a pit for cultic objects (favissa), which was discovered in early December 2014 near the temple of the god Ptah. The dig has unearthed 38 statues, statuettes and precious objects, making this an exceptional find, both for the quantity and quality of the religious artefacts brought to light.

The team also used a new recording method during the dig which makes it possible to virtually reconstruct each step of the discovery with millimetre accuracy. .......


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