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Tuesday, January 6, 2015
New Discovery, Aswan: Rock inscriptions and Sphinx discovered at Gebel El Silsila
Photo courtesy of MSA
the epigraphic survey at Gebel El Silsila, the mission discovered a Late Period
rock inscription depicting a rare scene shows Gods, Thoth and Amun-Re with a
King who make an offering to both gods. Another
scene discovered shows the process of transferring two obelisks from quarry.
Maria Nilsson, director of Gebel El Silsila survey project, said "The team
also discovered a sphinx statue similar to the statue of the Sphinx avenue
which connects between Luxor and Karnak temples and a number of rock cut
Salama, director of Aswan antiquities, said "The obelisks scene records
the way the stones were transferred from quarry after being cut till they are
placed on a big boat."