Πέμπτη, 12 Μαΐου 2016

2,300-year old temple of the 30th Egyptian Dynasty uncovered at Heliopolis, Cairo


2,300-Year_Ancient_Egyptian_Temple_Cairo_1Wall releif of Hapi - goddess of Nile.
Kheperkare Nakhtnebef, also known by his hellenized name Nectanebo (380-363 BC), was the founder of the last native Ancient Egyptian dynasty (30th Dynasty) before the realm was overrun by Alexander the Great (and then controlled by the Ptolemies). And now a joint Egyptian-German Archaeological Mission has been able to excavate parts of Nectanebo’s sanctuary, inside the confines of Heliopolis, presently in the suburb of Ayn Shams, on the north-eastern side of Cairo.