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Head of Queen Ankhnespepy II statue discovered in Giza's Saqqara

The wooden piece, probably depicting sixth-dynasty queen Ankhnespepy II, has been unearthed near her pyramid . the head is of almost-human proportions, and is around 30cm high. The ears are decorated with wooden earrings. It was found in a disturbed layer to the east of the queen's pyramid near the area where the pyramidion was uncovered early this week.
Over the last two weeks , the mission has uncovered the upper part of a granite obelisk that may belong to the queen's funerary temple, as well as the pyramidion of what may be an undiscovered satellite pyramid.
 the head is not in good condition and will be subjected to restoration and documentation. "It is a promising area that could reveal more of its secrets soon," Waziri told Ahram Online, adding that the mission is to continue its excavations in an attempt to discover the satellite pyramid and the rest of her funerary complex and collection.
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The Egyptian-Czech Archaeological Mission uncovered remains of King Ramses II Temple

The Egyptian-Czech Archaeological Mission uncovered remains of King Ramses II Temple during the excavation works carried out at Abusir South of Cairo !

 the discovery comes after the mission had found in 2012 archaeological evidences that shows the existence of a temple in this area, a fact that encourages the mission to resume its excavations in this area and the neighborhood along the last four years.

the  temple is 32 x 51 meters wide and consists of mud brick foundations of one of its pylons, a large forecourt that leads to the pillars hall which parts of its halls are painted in blue.

At the rear end of the court, the mission found a staircase or a ramp leading to a sanctuary whose back part is divided into three parallel chambers. The remains of this building were covered with by huge deposits of sand and chips of stones of which may bore fragments of polychrome reliefs.


the different titles of King Ramses II were found engraved on a relief fragments which is connected to the cult …