Wednesday, July 4, 2018
New Discovery, Sakkara: Osiris Statuette Discovered Between Blocks of Saqqara Step Pyramid
During restoration work being carried out on the eastern side of the King Djoser Step Pyramid in Saqqara, archaeologists discovered a statuette of Osiris. Written By/ Nevine El-Aref.
Head of the Saqqara archaeological site Sabri Farag said that the statuette was discovered in a small crevasse between the huge blocks of the pyramid’s eastern façade.
The statuette depicts Osiris, the god of resurrection and eternity, with the double crown, holding a feather in one hand and a sceptre in the other.
“The statue was probably concealed in this area by a priest of Saqqara in antiquity,” Farag said, adding that the artefact is undergoing restoration.
Source: Ahram Online