THE EGYPTIAN-GERMAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL MISSION TO MATARIYA HAS DISCOVERED NEW EVIDENCE FOR A SANCTUARY OF NEKTANEBO I (380-363 BC) IN THE TEMPLE PRECINCT OF HELIOPOLIS.

Nectanebo was an army general from Sebennytos who became Pharaoh and founder of the last native dynasty of Egypt, the thirtieth. Nectanebo was a great builder and restorer, to an extent not seen in Egypt for centuries.

The mission has discovered a number of blocks that has enabled them to visualise the layout of the ancient structure…

Researchers from the University of Leipzig/Germany have also uncovered a workshop dating from the 4th century BC in the south-east of the temple precinct as well as a new possible temple site of Ramses II, evident by fragments of a colossal statuary and large blocks with wall relief.

via Possible ancient sanctuary of Nectanebo I and temple of Ramses II discovered in Matariya Egypt – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News

Image: “The Egyptian-German Archaeological Mission to Matariya has discovered new evidence for a sanctuary of Nektanebo I (380-363 BC) in the temple precinct of Heliopolis.” Sourced from http://www.heritagedaily.com/2016/05/possible-ancient-sanctuary-of-nectanebo-i-and-temple-of-ramses-ii-discovered-in-matariya-egy/111054. Credit to Ministry of Antiquities

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