Painted limestone blocks unearthed in Egypt

Published on June 28th, 2011 | by Admin

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Hundreds of painted limestone blocks once used in the construction of a temple have been uncovered in Egypt.

Minister of State for Antiquities Zahi Hawass said that early studies on site revealed that these blocks were dismantled and reused in the construction of edifices during the Late Ancient Egyptian period and the Ptolemaic era.

He promised that after unearthing all the blocks the archaeological team would study and reconstruct the blocks into their original shape in order to discover whether they formed a temple or a chapel.

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Story: Nevine El-Areg, Ahram.org.eg | Photo: Ahram.org.eg

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