Tag Archive | Ptolemaic Period

NEWS: Three Ptolemaic tombs found in Al-Kamin Al-Sahrawi

“During excavation work carried out at Al-Kamin Al-Sahrawi area, south east of Samalout Town in Al-Menia Governorate,an Egyptian archaeological mission from the Ministry of Antiquities discovered three Ptolemaic tombs. Dr. Ayman Ashmawy, Head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector at the Ministry explains that inside these tombs, excavators have unearthed a collection of sarcophagi of […]

NEWS: Hieroglyphic – Demotic stela discovered in Taposiris Magna

“The SCA Archaeological Mission in collaboration with the Catholic University of Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic – working at Taposiris Magna Site – North Coast succeeded in discovering a limestone stele inscribed with Hieroglyphic and Demotic inscriptions. The Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Eldamaty stated that the discovered stele contains 20 Hieroglyphic lines with royal cartouches […]

NEWS: Egyptian archaeologists unearth Ptolemy II temple of Isis

NEWS: Egyptian archaeologists unearth Ptolemy II temple of Isis

(Source: Luxor Times). “The Minister of Antiquities visited Beni Suef today to announce the discovery of a Ptolemaic limestone temple in Gebel El-nour site on the east bank of the Nile in Beni Suef governorate (115km south of Cairo). The temple dated back to Ptolemy II (Philadelphus) 284-246 B.C. The importance of this discovery that […]