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A vivid, turquoise-colored carving from ancient Egypt has been returned to a Berlin museum more than 70 years after it was thought to have been lost during World War II.

via Lost Since World War II, Egyptian Artifact Returns to Germany

Engraved Blocks May Be From Ramses II Temple – Archaeology Magazine

The Egyptian-German Archaeological Mission has found a group of large blocks at the site of Matariya in northern Cairo, where the ancient city of Heliopolis was located. The blocks are thought to have been part of a temple built by Ramses II.

via Engraved Blocks May Be From Ramses II Temple – Archaeology Magazine

Ramses II eastern temple is open to public after restoration – Luxor Times

Dr. Khaled El-Enany, Minister of antiquities, has just opened officially Ramses II eastern temple in Karnak temples complex. The temple was restored by Egyptian restorers who did mechanical cleaning to some walls as well as putting together fragments of stones and statues including a statue of Osiris. The restoration also included removing the old black cement used for previous restorations and restoring columns and walls using modern reversible techniques.

via Ramses II eastern temple is open to public after restoration – Luxor Times

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

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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