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Luxor Times: 13 Feb 2018

Luxor Times

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Roman temple remains discovered in Aswan by Egyptian archaeologists

During the field school organised by the Ministry of Antiquities at the site of Kom Rasras in Kom Ombo,Aswan, a group of archaeologists discovered the remains of a sandstone Roman temple according to Dr. Ayman Ashmawy (Head of Egyptian Antiquities sector).
The temple dated back to the 2nd century A.D as the names found of different Roman emperors including Domitian (81-96 A.D), Hadrian (117-138 A.D) and Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D).
According to Dr. Ashmawy, the temple is linked to Gebel Silsila area as it is possible that it is a part of the residential area for the workers at Silsila quarries. 

The field school which started its first season in January 2018 for 6 weeks, will continue excavating the site in the next seasons. 

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