Tomb discovered by construction workers digging for sewage drain
A 2,200-year-old Egyptian temple from the era of Pharaoh Ptolemy IV has been uncovered on the bank of the Nile.
The tomb was discovered by construction workers digging for a sewage drain in the village of Kom Shaku in the Tama township, according to a Facebook post by Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities.
Other carvings featured the Egyptian god Hapi, the god of the annual flooding of the Nile, carrying offerings and surrounded by birds and other animals.
Archaeologists have so far discovered a north-south wall, an east-west wall and the southwestern corner of the structure.
Egypt has pushed to boost tourism following the country’s civil war in 2011.
It recently opened King Sneferu’s 4,600-year-old “bent” pyramid in the Dahshur royal necropolis south of Cairo to the public.
The 101m-high structure was one of two pyramids built for Sneferu, who founded the Fourth Dynasty.