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Remains of King Ramses II Temple Uncovered in Egypt’s Abusir

Remains of King Ramses II Temple Uncovered in Egypt’s Abusir

Photo Credit: Ministry of Antiquities

The Egyptian-Czech Archaeological Mission uncovered the remains of King Ramses II Temple during their excavation work carried out at Abusir archeological site.

Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Al-Waziri, who announced the new discovery, explained that it had come after the mission found archeological evidence back in 2012 proving the presence of a temple in the area, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Antiquities.

Deputy head of the mission Mohamed Meguahed said that the temple is 32 x 51 meters wide and comprises mud-brick foundations of one of its pylons.

Head of the Czech mission Miroslav Barta explained that the uncovered temple is an evidence of the presence of King Ramses II in Memphis necropolis. The discovery confirms the continuation of the worshipping of the sun god “Ra” in the region of Abusir, which began since the 5th dynasty and continued until the era of the New Kingdom.

The discovery confirms the continuation of the worshipping of the sun god “Ra” in the region of Abusir, which began since the fifth dynasty and continued until the era of the New Kingdom.

Ramses II reigned from 1279 BC to 1213. He is believed to have been in his early twenties when he was throned and was the second-longest ruler in the history of Egypt.

He is also believed to have left more temples and pharaonic heritage including statues and monuments than any other ruler.

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