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Egypt discovers ancient tools used in religious rituals in Kafr El-Sheikh

Archaeological mission discovers huge building of polished limestone from inside, which was used for storing holy water

The Egyptian archaeological mission working at the Temple of the Pharaohs (Boto) in Kafr El-Sheikh governorate discovered some ancient tools used in religious rituals at the temple, as part of the archaeological excavations plan carried out by the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said that this discovery was very important because it included the tools that were actually used in performing the daily religious rituals of the goddess Hathor. It is likely that the tools were quickly placed under a group of stacked stone blocks. Regularly, the highest sand mound in the south of the temple of the goddess Wajit is the hill of the Pharaohs (Phutu).

Ayman Ashmawy, head of the Egyptian Antiquities Sector in the Council, said that this discovery included part of a limestone pillar in the form of the goddess Hathor, a group of incense burners made of faience, one of them with the head of the god Horus, and a group of clays that were used in religious and ceremonial rituals of the goddess Hathor. In addition, there were small statues of the goddess Tawart and the idol Thothi, a small maternity chair, a large offering holder, a pure gold eye of Ujat, and the remains of golden scales used in the gilding of some other pieces.

He pointed out that the mission had discovered a wonderful group of ivory depicted scenes of women bearing offerings, scenes of the daily life of delta mares, including plants, birds and animals, a large limestone lintel with hieroglyphic texts in relief, and part of a royal painting of a king performing religious rituals in Bhutto Temple. And some pieces are inscribed with hieroglyphic texts and lines, the five titles of King Psamtik I, and the names of the two kings “Wah Ib Ra” and “Ahmose II” of the 26th dynasty kings.

Hossam Ghoneim, Director General of Kafr El-Sheikh Antiquities and Head of the archaeological mission, said that the mission also discovered a huge building of polished limestone from the inside, which is believed to be a well for holy water used in daily rituals. It consists of a bathtub, a water basin, and a place for heating the water. The entire bathroom is subject to a water cycle at the highest level in terms of water supply or drainage outside it.

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