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6,200 Year Old Remains Unearthed at Buto Temple in Kafr El Sheikh

The discovery is part of a national effort to protect antiquities in areas affected by rising sea levels.

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The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities uncovered the remains of a pillared hall dating back to 4,200 BC at Buto Temple in the governorate of Kafr El Sheikh.
The mission also discovered religious pottery, a limestone structure, and a limestone panel dating back to the Late Period in ancient Egyptian history. According to the ministry, the structure was used to protect statues in the temple, and the limestone panel could represent either the deity Nekhbet or Mut.

The uncovered pillared hall includes three columns shaped after papyrus plants, which was associated with Wadjet, one of the earliest Egyptian deities who began as the tutelary goddess of Lower Egypt, and became a symbol of the monarchy when Lower Egypt was united with Upper Egypt. The discovery is part of a national effort to protect antiquities in areas affected by rising sea levels.

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