Long-lost temple discovered in Sudan

Published on January 27th, 2012 | by Admin

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Archaeologists working in Sudan have found a long-lost temple which dates back to the Meroe period.

The large temple compound is situated 130 km northwards of Khartoum. European travellers saw the remains of the temple in the early 19th century but then the temple disappeared in the desert, said Onderka who leads the Czech archaeology expedition.

He said the Czech expedition revealed a signet ring with a picture of Nubian Lion god Apede-mak, a statuette of the originally Egyptian god Osiris, a stone with a Meroe hieroglyphs and parts of sandstone blocks.

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Story: Prague Daily Monitor | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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