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Ancient Egyptian shrine found in Cairo

An Egyptian shrine dating back 2,400 years has been unearthed from beneath Cairo's modern districts of Ain Shams and Mataria. “The finds were discovered during the ongoing excavation work carried out by an Egyptian-German archaeology mission. The shrine belonged to the 30th Dynasty Pharaoh Nectanebo I (379 B.C.-360 B.C.,)” said Damaty. Nectanebo

Ancient shrine found at birthplace of Buddha

A shrine dating back to the 6th-century B.C. has been found at the legendary birthplace of Buddha in Lumbini, Nepal. Laid out on the same design as those above it, the timber structure contains an open space in the centre that links to the nativity story of the Buddha himself. Until now,

Shrine to God of Death found in Mexico

A shrine dedicated the Mictlantecuhtli, the god of Death, has been unearthed at Tehuacan in Mexico. The hypothesis that the recently discovered temple was dedicated to the Lord of Death is mainly due to one of the skulls having traces of red paint on its mouth, indicating that it could be

Earliest evidence of Biblical cult found in Israel

Archaeologists working at the 3,000-year-old city of Khirbet Qeuyafa have found three large rooms used as shrines. Garfinkel suggests some of the features and styles of the structures appear analogous to those described in the Bible. For instance, one of the shrines, the clay one, is decorated with an elaborate façade

Muslim shrines bear witness to Iraq’s Jews

60 years ago nearly all the Jewish community left Iraq, but not without leaving behind traces of their culture. In the little town of Kifl, south of Baghdad, the shrine of Ezekiel -- the prophet who followed the Jews into Babylonian exile in the 6th century BC -- has long been