Sunday, February 24, 2008

False doors found in Beni Suef

Egypt State Information Service

The Supreme Council of Antiquities announced on 22/2/2008 that the Spanish archaeologists have unearthed three stone gates dating back to the first transition era (2191-2040 BC) in Ihnasia, Beni Sweif Governorate.

Zahi Hawwas, the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquates said the “Deceptive Gates” – as they were known-have been removed from their original burial place, a graveyard that has been demolished and burnt over the years.

Also found were two offering tables and the remains of walls built of red brick and adobe, as well as shards of pre-transition era pottery, Hawass said. The head of the Spanish team said the discovered gates and pottery have been renovated.

Photos of the false doors are shown on the Daily Star website.

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