The Tourism and Antiquities Ministry of Egypt, Middle East, has recently shared an update regarding the discovery of more remains of the Sun Temple in the Matriya region.
The German Egyptian archaeological mission jointly between the Supreme Council of Archaeology and the University of Leipzig Museum has succeeded in uncovering more remains of the Temple of the Sun.
According to the sources, following the completion of the excavations of Sun Temple in the current season in the surrounding area of the Masalla Open Museum on the west, north and south sides of the city of Uno (Hilopolis), in the Metria region.
In addition, Dr Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Archaeology, explained that the mission is set to complete its excavation work in the coming seasons to study and document what has been discovered, as well as the works of excavations in the area surrounding the open museum in question, which contributes to knowing the history of this area more clearly.
The reports have confirmed that although no evidence of stone buildings found on the north side of the open museum, the mission succeeded in uncovering traces of white ash floors and milk-brick buildings dating back to the second half of the first thousand BC, indicating stability in This part of the temple during the Baltic and Roman centuries.
On his part, the head of the Egyptian archaeology sector at the Supreme Council of Archeology and the head of the mission from the Egyptian side, Dr Ayman Ashmawi, said that during its current excavation season, the mission succeeded in uncovering a number of the nuisance of quartzite stone from the era of King Hor Moheb from around 1300 AD.
The excavations further revealed that another for King Basmatik II (595- 589 AD M” Made of crystal stone, a floor of limestone slabs, as well as parts of a royal statue whose owner has not yet been identified, but its artistic features suggest that it probably dates back to the State and Middle Ages or the Second Transitional Age.
It is noteworthy that Dietrich Rao, director of the German Archaeology Institute and head of the mission from the German side, said that the mission also succeeded in uncovering several parts of Abu Hull statues of King Ramses II made of quartz stone and a piece from the era of King Ramses IX.
In the end, a huge inscription pink granite stone piece was also uncovered, which from the upper part of a masala is likely; Lafta that its engraving will be studied over the coming period to determine its date. The mission also found the base of a statue of King Ramses II.
It is worth noting that the German joint Egyptian archaeological mission has been operating in the Matria region since 2012, and during the last excavation season, it has succeeded in uncovering parts of the temple’s remains alongside a large number of statues dating back to different eras of ancient Egyptian civilization.