ARCHAEOLOGISTS find remain of Roman-era temple in Egypt.

A HANDOUT picture relased by the Egyptian ministry of antiquities on Thursday shows a rock slab, carrying inscribed-

Greek writing found at the site of a dig a village where remains were discovered of a Roman temple dating back to the second century AD.

CAIRO : Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a temple dating back to the second century.

The Antiquities Ministry said on Thursday last that the temple, which dates back to to reign of  Roman Emperor Antoninmus Pius, was found near the Siwa Oasis in the western desert.

It includes the foundation of a large limestone building.

Abdel-Aziz ai-Dimeiry, head of  the archaeological mission, said they found a five-meter [yard] long limestone painting bearing Greek inscriptions and decorated with sun disc surrounded by cobras.

He says the painting, which is believed to be part of the temple's entrance, was found in good condition and will undergo restoration. -A,P.


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