Four ancient egyptian wells discovered

Published on November 12th, 2009 | by Admin


Archaeologists in Egypt have found four ancient wells that were part of a newly-discovered Sacred Lake in a temple to the Egyptian goddess Mut.

Two of them have circular shapes with a 210-220 cm diameter, while the other two are square.

They are believed to have been used by the people for daily purposes, he added.

The Sacred Lake was uncovered in October. It was found 12 meters below ground at the San al-Hagar archaeological site in Egypt’s eastern Nile Delta and was 15 meters long and 12 meters wide and built out of limestone blocks. It was in 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.

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