In the African desert and found the ruins of a mysterious temple

In the African desert and found the ruins of a mysterious temple

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the ruins of a Greco-Roman temple in the Libyan desert, about 300 kilometres South from the coast of the Mediterranean sea. Experts found the front part of the building, entrance, front yard and the remains of the Foundation. This publication reports Science Alert.

During the excavations were discovered ancient artifacts: pottery, coins, fragments depicting man sculpture, limestone lion statues and pillars. Architectural elements were decorated with pictures and reliefs of Greco-Roman motifs, in particular, ionically — ornaments of egg-shaped forms separated by “arrows”.

The ruins at the Al-Salam site include the front section of the temple and parts of its foundation and main entrance

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The temple itself dates from the period from 200 BC to 300 ad.

According to scientists, the discovery will allow to learn more about the development of culture in the oasis of Siwa, which is located 50 kilometers from the place of excavation and 560 km from Cairo. An oasis is an isolated human settlement, which is currently home to 23 thousand people. It is believed that people have lived here for 12 thousand years, but the first mention dates back to the reign of the Third transitional period in the history of Egypt (1075-656 years BC).

As the temples were usually the centres of settlements, archaeologists believe that further excavations will help you find the home of priests and find out why the temple was built in Greco-Roman style. During the Hellenistic and Roman cultures people usually built temples, traditional for Ancient Egypt.