Lost Solar Temple discovered in Egypt (photo)


    Lost Solar temple (photo)

    Inside the structure itself, experts found several ceramic pots, beer glasses, as well as vessels with a red border, which were used in rituals and ceremonies.

    During their recent archaeological excavations in the Egyptian necropolis of Abusir, near Saqqara, scientists have found traces of a building made of adobe bricks and quartz blocks, writes Express.

    According to experts, the peculiarity of the find is that it is a remnant of an ancient lost Sun Temple. These ancient sanctuaries were built by the Egyptians in honor of the ancient Egyptian god of the sun – Ra. These temples are believed to date back to the 5th Dynasty (c. 2504-2347 BC). The building was found by a joint mission of Italian and Polish archaeologists who discovered a sanctuary under the temple of King Nyuserre.

    Lost Solar Temple discovered in Egypt (photo)

    “The building can be accessed through an entrance built in limestone rock leading to a platform with a paved floor and huge blocks of quartz,” the researchers said.

    Part of the building was demolished by the king to build a temple. Inside the structure itself, experts found several ceramic pots, beer glasses, and red-rimmed vessels believed to be used in rituals and ceremonies. In addition, archaeologists have come across several dirty seals with the names of kings from the 5th Dynasty.

    “By studying ceramics, we hope to gain a new understanding of the ancient Egyptians who lived during the 5th dynasty,” the experts emphasized.

    In 1898, archaeologists managed to discover the first Sun Temple of Nyuserre, who was the sixth pharaoh of the 5th dynasty. He ruled Egypt from 2458-2422 BC. e.

    Lost Solar Temple Discovered in Egypt (photo)

    The main purpose of the temple was to be a place for the deification of the living king. According to Egyptologists, 6 of the 7 pharaohs of the 5th dynasty built the Solar Temples for themselves.

    “It is very important for us to find and study these temples, as they can provide very important information and help to understand the history of Ancient Egypt,” — scientists concluded.

    But in July, experts first found in Egypt the mummy of a woman who survived a stroke during her lifetime, which led to paralysis of the left hemisphere of the brain. As a result, the woman became disabled, but thanks to the care of her family, she was able to live with this condition for several more years.


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