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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Roman Empire-era temple unearthed in Upper Egypt’s Sohag | Cairo Post


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Roman Empire-era temple unearthed in Upper Egypt's Sohag

Artifacts found in the discovered temple- phtoto courtesy of Tourism and Antiquities Police Directorate

CAIRO: A large temple with rare archaeological pieces has been discovered, Alaa al-Sebaei, Tourism and Antiquities Police directorate official in Upper Egypt's Sohag, told Youm7 Wednesday.

Sebaei was notified that a citizen excavated beneath his house in Sakulta, a small Upper Egyptian city near Akhmim; the security forces stormed the citizen's house and arrested him.

The security forces found a big hole leading to a crypt then to a big temple that dates back to the Roman Empire.

A hole in Egyptian citizen's house leading to crypt then to Roman Empire-era temple – Photo courtesy of Tourism and Antiquities Police Directorate

 

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