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Ancient plaque found in Ismailia to be shown at local museum

Saturday، 05 June 2021 - 11:30 AM

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said Friday 04/06/2021 an ancient plaque that was found in a land plot in Ismailia will be shown at the governorate's antiquities museum.

In a statement, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri said the owner of the land immediately informed police, so a committee was formed to examine the painting.

The committee confirmed the plaque is monumental, which is 230 cm long, 103 cm wide and 45 cm thick, he added.

The plaque is made of sandstone, topped with a winged sun disk engraved with a cartouche of King Wahibre Haaibre, the fifth king of the 26th dynasty, and 15 lines of hieroglyphic inscriptions, Waziri said.

It was one of the border plaques that the king erected during his military campaigns towards the east, he added. 

MENA


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