New Archaeological Discoveries In The Temple Of Khnum At Esna, Luxor

New Archaeological Discoveries In The Temple Of Khnum At Esna, Luxor


Jan Bartek – – Ancient Temple of Khanum in Esna LuxorEgypt continues to reveal its secrets.

scientists have been busy Restoration of Esna Temple for a few years Now, more carvings and inscriptions dating back almost 2,000 years have been revealed to the public. Some time ago, scientists announced that they had completed part of the restoration, and people can now admire Magnificent colored inscriptions and reliefs at Esna Temple,

Courtesy: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

Meanwhile, the examination of the site is not over yet, and archaeologists report that they have begun uncovering parts of the Temple of Khanum at Esna.

The Egyptian Archaeological Mission of the Supreme Council of Antiquity working at the Esna Temple in Luxor Governorate uncovered the remains of a cabin from the Ptolemaic era, baths from the Roman era, and several artifacts from different historical periods.

Dr. Mustafa Vaziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said that excavations were carried out in the area behind the Esna temple, where the mission found the remains of a sandstone cabin, believed to be an extension of the temple in ancient times. At times, in addition to the remains of a circular building made of hollow red bricks and the remains of a building.

Its last foundation is made of stone, and its walls are made of mud bricks. It contains the remains of architectural elements, such as small pillars that formed a doorway or entrance, a set of unfinished pottery, pottery shards, and a set of unfinished pipes of various shapes, sizes, and materials.

New Archaeological Discoveries at the Temple of Khanum in Esna, Luxor

Courtesy: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

He said the mission also unearthed the ruins of a building for a ‘bakery’ (a warehouse for weapons and guards), built in the city of Esna during the era of Khedive Muhammad Ali of bricks (red) and mud bricks Was. and wooden partitions made from palm trees and wood, in addition to some stones that were reused from some ancient Roman and Egyptian ruins in the area.

In the northern direction, researchers discovered a Roman bathhouse with bathing basins. Below are passages for hot air and passageways for water to reach basins, which are two levels: the upper level has red brick floors that include a round block of sandstone that may have been part of the bathing seats. Between them is a stream of water under a corridor in which the crown of a sandstone pillar has been found. The red brick consists of a layer of colored mortar and floral and geometric motifs.

written by Jan Bartek – staff Writer


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