Know Here: Archaeologist Mostafa Waziri reveals discovery of ancient temples
Know Here: Archaeologist Mostafa Waziri reveals discovery of ancient temples (image credits Facebook)

Middle East: The Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Archaeology, Dr Mostafa Waziri, has announced the discovery of a cemetery with four small temples in the area of Saqara monuments dating back to the Pomegranate Era. The findings came during the joint Dutch-Italian archaeological mission conducted by the Leiden Museum in the Netherlands and Egyptian Museum in Turin.

According to the updates, the archaeological expedition has been operating in the region of Saqqara archaeological sites under the supervision of the Supreme Council of Archaeology, Dr Mostafa Waziri, has succeeded in uncovering a tomb of a person who claims to be a descendant of the Pinstrument’s rule, during the site’s current excavation season.


On his part, Dr Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Archaeology, Lafta, has stated that the mission has also succeeded in uncovering a number of other monuments dating back to the same time period. 

He added that the monuments would contribute to highlighting the development of Saqara coward in the pellet and, at the same time, unravelling the curtain on new people Not known in historical sources.

Secretary General Waziri added that the discovery supports earlier theories suggesting that the space between the eighteen family tombs (such as Maya’s Tomb) was repurposed in later eras and tombs were built during the Pinnacle’s rule, whose inscriptions shed light on the funeral practices of the deceased during that period.

Furthermore, about the planning of the cemetery, Dr Clarified. Mohammed Youssef, director of the Saqqara Archaeology Zone, says it takes the shape of a self-standing temple as the cemetery has a gate entrance, an inner courtyard yard with stone column bases and a well that leads to underground burial rooms, and three cubicles side by side.

Moreover, in his remarks, Christian Greco, the director of the Egyptian Museum in Turin and the head of the mission from the Italian side, has conveyed that he found a painting of the graveyard’s owner Banhsi and his wife Baya inside the cemetery, who was called the singer Amon. 

Along with this, he also found another beautiful view of Panhsi worshipping the deity Hathor, and below it is a view of Panhsy and his wife Paya together in front of a table of two relatives and standing Ahead of them is a bald man around his shoulders of tiger skin, plus several sights of priests and priests.


Notably, Dr Lara Faice, secretary of the Egyptian and Nubian Group at the Leiden Museum in the Netherlands, said, on her part, that the mission also succeeded in uncovering the remains of four small monuments. 

She added that two of the found monuments contain several inscriptions, one of a person called Yoyo, and although it’s small in size, it contains a number of landscapes and patterns. It features precision and quality detail and is in good condition for conservation.

“There is a view of the Yoyo funeral procession and his mummy resurrected to live in the other world, as well as a view of the cow of the goddess Hathoor and a vessel of the god of cheese. The cabin is likely to be repurposed in later ages which explains the size of the destruction caused. The second cabin belongs to an unknown person and contains a rare sculpture of the cabin owner and his family. At the same time, the other two booths are completely devoid of engraving,” added Dr Lara Faice.



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