Archeologists find remains of Roman-era temple in Egypt

Temple dates back to the 2nd century reign of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius

Egypt says archeologists have uncovered the remains of a temple dating back to the second century.

The Antiquities Ministry said Thursday that the temple, which dates back to the reign of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius, was found near the Siwa Oasis in the Egypt’s western desert. It includes the foundations of a large limestone building.

Abdel-Aziz al-Dimeiry, head of the archeological mission, said the group found a five-meter long limestone painting bearing Greek inscriptions and decorated with the sun disc surrounded by cobras.

He says the painting, which is believed to be part of the temple’s entrance, was found in good condition and will undergo restoration.


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