Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ancient Egyptian administrative building, silos unearthed in Edfu

Egypt State Information Service

A US archaeological team has unearthed an ancient Egyptian administrative building and silos dating back to the 17th dynasty, in the Upper Egyptian town of Edfu," said Egypt's Antiquities Department Tuesday17/6/2008.

Sixteen wooden columns were found in the hall and show that it might be part of a governor's palace, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Zahi Hawwas said.

Pottery and seals dating back to the 13th dynasty were discovered in the hall. The seals found inside the hall are decorated with spiral patterns and hieroglyphic symbols including ankh sign, said head of the American Chicago University's mission Nadine Moeller.

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