Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the remains of an ancient temple belonging to King Ramses II.
Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities says that the discovery was made by an Egyptian-Czech mission in the village of Abusir southwest of Cairo. The excavation site is near the famous step pyramid of Saqqara.
In a statement on Sunday, Miroslav Barta, the head of the Czech team, said the temple is the only evidence of the presence of Ramses II in the Badrashin area in Giza, part of Greater Cairo.
He said the discovery confirms the continued worship of the sun god “Ra” in Abusir, which started in the 5th Dynasty, over 4,500 years ago.
A pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty of Egypt, Ramses II reigned in the 13th century B.C.
In a Facebook post, the Ministry of Antiquities explained that the temple is 105 feet by 167 feet. Mud brick foundations for a ‘pylon’, or monumental gateway, have been discovered. The remains of a large forecourt leading to a hall of pillars, parts of which were painted blue, were also found.
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SOURCE: Fox News, James Rogers