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Lion statues unearthed in Fayoum, Egypt

A pair of limestone lion statues have been unearthed at the Soknopaios Temple in Fayoum, Egypt.

The lion statues are skillfully carved of limestone and were presumably used to decorate the entrance gate of the temple.

Mohamed Ibrahim, Antiquities Minister, describes the discovery as interesting, as it confirm that the temple was constructed according to an architectural plan used in main temples in large cities and capital.

“It is also the first time that the gigantic lion shaped statues can be unearthed in a small Greco-Roman settlement in Fayoum,” said Ibrahim

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Story: Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online | Photo: Ahram Online

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