King Ptolemy II Temple Unearthed in Beni Suef

During the recent excavation season, which runs from December until early May, the Egyptian archaeological mission at Gabal el-Nour in Beni Suef uncovered the remains of a Ptolemaic limestone temple.

Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim said on Monday 1952014 that it was a very important discovery as it was the first temple from the reign of Ptolemy II to be discovered in Beni Suef.

Discovery of such a temple will shed more light on the history of the era and King Ptolemy II, Ibrahim asserted.

Excavations have reached the temple’s second level, which consists of several rooms and halls partly filled with sand.

A collection of clay pots and limestone blocks bearing the cartouche of Ptolemy II were also found in the debris.

Source : Egypt State Information Service

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