A Gift From The Gods

A Gift From The Gods
Photo By Nicole N, Belgium

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

First Intermediate Period Discovery at Ehnasya El-Medina

A group of stone architectural remains dating to the First Intermediate Period (ca. 2190-2016 BC) have been uncovered at Ehnasya El-Medina in Beni Suef Governorate during routine excavations carried out by the Spanish archaeological mission sponsored by the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid. Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni announced the discovery.
Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General, of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) said that excavations in the courtyard of the temple of the god Heryshef had revealed part of a column drum, and inside the hypostyle hall the Spanish team discovered Ramesside inscriptions and part of a false door. Carmen Perez-Die, the head of the mission, said that on the western side of the First Intermediate Period necropolis located near the temple, a complete false door from an unidentified tomb was unearthed. The team also found burned false doors and offering tables, along with the remains of human skeletons in very poor condition. On the eastern side of the cemetery, two individual burials containing well-preserved skeletons were excavated.

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