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Lower Part of Psammetich I Colossus

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Lower Part of Psammetich I Colossus Reply with quote

" The Lower Part of 26th Dynasty King Psamtik I Colossus Uncovered in Cairo's Matariya " (Ahram Online - Nevine El-Aref, 09.10.2017)

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The lower part of a statue of Psamtik I has been unearthed in Souk Al-Khamis area in Matariya district following earlier discoveries in March

The Egyptian-German Archaeological Mission uncovered most of the remaining parts of the recently discovered colossus of 26th Dynasty King Psamtik I (664-610 BC) while excavating at the temple of Heliopolis in the Souk Al-Khamis area of Matariya district in east Cairo.

Aymen Ashmawy, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Department and leader of the Egyptian excavation team, told Ahram Online that the joint mission has unearthed around 1,920 separate quartzite blocks comprising the lower part of King Psamtik I colossus. ...

See also : " Egyptian Dreams Forum Index -> Miscellaneous -> New Finds in Cairo and Luxor ".

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