News

Egyptian Archaeological Mission Discovers a Graeco-Roman Temple Near Siwa

Egyptian Archaeological Mission Discovers a Graeco-Roman Temple Near Siwa

 

The temple remains. Photo credit: Ministry of Antiquities

An Egyptian archaeological team from the Supreme Council of Antiquities has unearthed a temple at the Al-Salam archaeological site which dates to the Graeco-Roman period (c.332 BC – 395 AD).

The site, which is around 50 km east of the Siwa Oasis, has yielded the front of the temple, some of its foundations, its entrance, and stones from its outer walls, according to the head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Department, Aymen Ashmawi. The rest of the temple is expected to be excavated this year.

Abdel-Aziz El-Demery, the head of the archaeological mission, explained how the architectural elements uncovered during the removal of debris at the site marked the building out as being from the Graeco-Roman period. Such elements included upper lintels decorated with scenes and fragments of corner pillars decorated with the egg-and-dart architectural device.

In addition, he revealed that remains of pots, coins, and a statue of a man with Greek facial features were found, alongside two limestone lion statues.

Photo credit: Ministry of Antiquities

 

Photo credit: Ministry of Antiquities

 

Photo credit: Ministry of Antiquities

 

Photo credit: Ministry of Antiquities

Son of Former Egyptian MP Suicide 'Linked to Online Suicide Game'
Egypt's Local Elections Confirmed for Next Year

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Mohamed Salah: ‘We Need to Change the Way We Treat Women in Our Culture’

Egyptian StreetsApril 18, 2019

National Referendum on Constitutional Amendments to Take Place from Saturday to Monday

Egyptian StreetsApril 18, 2019

Parliament Approves Constitutional Amendments Extending Presidential Term

Egyptian StreetsApril 16, 2019

Independent Egyptian News Site ‘Mada Masr’ Named 2019 Free Media Pioneer

Egyptian StreetsApril 16, 2019

Egypt Expresses Sorrow and Solidarity Over Notre Dame Blaze

Egyptian StreetsApril 16, 2019

Egyptian Women Awarded Pulitzer Prize for the First Time

Aya NaderApril 16, 2019

Sisi Backs Libya’s Haftar in Fighting Terrorism and Achieving Security

Egyptian StreetsApril 15, 2019

CAPMAS: Car Accidents in Egypt Down by 23.6 % in 2018

Egyptian StreetsApril 14, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.