суббота, 11 января 2020 г.

Ptolemaic limestone blocks unearthed in Sohag


Five Ptolemaic limestone blocks have been uncovered in a range of various sizes during an excavation project in the Kom Ashqaw village in Sohag. The blocks have since been moved to the recently-discovered Ptolemy IV temple that is located in the same village, according to the head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Dr. Mostafa Waziri.

Ptolemaic limestone blocks unearthed in Sohag
Credit: Egypt. Ministry of Antiquities
The blocks were allegedly part of a shrine dedicated to the god Osiris, likely built during the era of Ptolemy I.


The first block is decorated with patterns that, according to Mohamed Abdul Budaiya, head of the central administration of Upper Egypt, appear to be part of a palace's facade.

Ptolemaic limestone blocks unearthed in Sohag
Credit: Egypt. Ministry of Antiquities
The second block illustrates two scenes showing Ptolemy I making an offering of clothing to Osiris, while the third block shows  Ptolemy I offering a necklace to Osiris while Isis stands behind him. The other blocks appear to show parts of a similar scene, although they are too fragmented to tell for certain.

Source: Cairo Scene [January 08, 2020]



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