|French Archaeologists Unearth Hundreds of Large Inscribed Limestone Blocks in Egypt|
A detail of a limestone block discovered by French archaeologists, one of hundreds of 3,000-year-old colored and inscribed limestone blocks believed to have been used to build the sacred walls of a temple dedicated to the goddess Mut. Egypt's Minister of Antiquties, Zahi Hawass, says the blocks were unearthed in San El-Hagar in northern Egypt. San El-Hagar, which was known as Tanis during the Pharaonic era, is one of the oldest Egyptian cities and contains many temples belonging to the god Amun. AP Photo/ Egypt's Supreme Council Of Antiquities.
CAIRO (AP).- French archaeologists have unearthed hundreds of 3,000-year-old colored limestone blocks believed to have been used to build the sacred lake walls of a temple dedicated to the goddess Mut.
Egypt's minister of antiquities, Zahi Hawass, says the blocks were unearthed in San El-Hagar in northern Egypt. Hawass said in a statement Monday the blocks may have belonged to King Osorkon II of the 22nd Dynasty (945-718 B.C.) and been used for either a temple or a chapel.
The French mission has so far cleaned 120 blocks, 78 of which have inscriptions.
San El-Hagar was known as Tanis during the pharaonic era. It is one of the oldest Egyptian cities and contains many temples belonging to the god Amun.
Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.
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