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Egypt - Archaeologists Unearth Ptolemaic King Statue in Alexandria

Egypt Ptolemaic King in Alexandria
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Created: May 05, 2010, modified: Jan 13, 2012, overall rating: 0.000


The giant statue was found at the temple of Taposiris Magna at Burg al-Arab district, 50 km west of Alexandria, the Minister said.

The expedition also managed to unearth the original entry to the temple along with the stone gates that lead to the entry, Hosni added.

In a SCA statement, Hawwas said the statue is one of the most spectacular Ptolemaic-era statues found, although its head is yet to be found.

The granite statue is believed to belong to Ptolemy IV who built the temple, the statement said, noting that efforts are now focused on finding the head to complete the magnificent peace.

Moreover, the expedition found limestone bases with traces of sphinx statues along a six-meter path to the temple, which indicates that the temple was surrounded by these statues, the statement said.

Among the archaeologists taking part in the expedition is Kathleen Martinez from the Dominican Republic, the statement noted.


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