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Remains of 'Lost' Sun Temple discovered in Abusir?

August 04, 2022

A Polish-Italian mission working at the site of Abusir, south of Cairo, have uncovered remains of a mudbrick building below the temple of Niuserre.


The building is believed to be one of the four lost ancient Egyptian Sun Temples built during Dynasty V of the Old Kingdom (2465-2323 BCE).


Among the discovered artifacts where beer jars, Meidum bowls, and mud seals bearing the name of Shepseskaf.


Sun temples were a feature exclusive to Dynasty V when kings built temples dedicated to the sun god Ra in Abu Ghorab and Abusir.


The first of these Sun Temples were discovered in the 19th century and only two out of a possible six have been confirmed archaeologically thus far. 

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