Ancient sacred lake unearthed in Tanis, Egypt

Published on October 16th, 2009 | by Admin


Archaeologists have discovered the site of a pharaonic-era sacred lake in a temple to the Egyptian goddess Mut.

The ministry said the lake, found 12 meters below ground at the San al-Hagar archaeological site in Egypt’s eastern Nile Delta, was 15 meters long and 12 meters wide and built out of limestone blocks. It was in a good condition.

It was the second sacred lake found at Tanis, which became the northern capital of ancient Egypt in the 21st pharaonic dynasty, over 3,000 years ago. The first lake at the site was found in 1928, the ministry said.

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