Sunday, July 31, 2005

Ramses II artefacts unearthed in Cairo suburb

"Statues and artefacts dating back to the time of Ramsis II have been unearthed in Cairo. Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) Dr Zahi Hawass told The Gazette yesterday that the items were found in Mataryia, a north eastern suburb of the capital. Dr Hawass added that Mataryia was originally an important political and cultural centre in ancient times and was probably the location of one of the world's first universities. An excavation team in Souk el-Khamis (Thursday Market) found the remains of a big temple and unearthed several statues."
There is more on the page above, but the item gets a bit confusing towards the middle and end.

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