Archaeological Mission Uncovers Sandstone Paintings in Aswan

CAIRO, Sept. 30 (SEE)- The Egyptian archaeological mission, which works on the project of lowering the groundwater level at the Kom Ombo temple in Aswan, uncovered on Sunday two sandstone paintings.

The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mustafa Waziri said in a statement that the first painting is 2.30 meters long and the 1 meter wide, and the second one is 3.25 m long, and 1.15 meters wide.

Waziri added that the two paintings were found broken and divided into two parts, yet in good condition.

For his part, Mohamed Abdel Badea, head of the Central Department of the Antiquities of Upper Egypt said that the first painting was depicted by King Seti I standing in front of Horus and Sobek.

Abdel Badea added that the painting includes 26-line hieroglyphic text, in which King Horemheb name was mentioned several times.

Abdel Moneim Saeed, director general of the Aswan and Nubia monuments pointed out that the second painting shows Ptolemy IV and his wife holding a stick in the shape of Horus. “The painting consists of 28-line hieroglyphic text,” he added.

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