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Excavation of King Ramses II shrine in Matariya complete

Nevine El-Aref , Thursday 25 Oct 2018
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An archaeological mission from Egypt's Ain Shams University has completed the excavation of a shrine to King Ramses II discovered last year in Cairo's Matariya district.

The head of the mission Mamdouh El-Damaty explains that the shrine was once used during festivals.

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The mission has also unearthed a collection of lintels, scarabs, amulets, clay pots and blocks engraved with hieroglyphic text.

El-Damaty says the discovery is important because it is a unique shrine from the New Kingdom that was used for the Heb Sed festival, not only during the reign of King Ramses II but throughout the Ramesside period.

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