Lost “Sun Temples” Discovered in Cairo

A mud-brick building has been discovered by Aracheologists in South of Cairo, Egypt. They believe it is one of the lost “sun temples”. The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities reported the building was found by an Italian-Polish archaeological mission in the Abusir region, an area in the South of Cairo.

“Preliminary studies indicate that the new discovery may be one of the four lost sun temples that date back to the Fifth Dynasty (2465 to 2323 BC),” the ministry added in a statement.

Sun temples were built to pay homage to the sun god, Ra, in ancient Egypt. It is believed that the Ancient Egyptians built six sun temples, but only two have been exhumed until now.



Written by Amna Sheikh 


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