Ancient Egypt Temples Found at Gateway Fortress: Ancient Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II offers gifts to Geb, in a 3,000-year-old carving discovered in the largest mud-brick temple yet found on the Sinai Peninsula.
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Ancient Egypt Temples Found at Gateway Fortress
Ancient Egypt Temples Found at Gateway Fortress
Ancient Egypt Temples Found at Gateway Fortress

Ancient Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II offers gifts to Geb, god of earth, in a 3,000-year-old carving discovered in the largest mud-brick temple yet found on northeastern Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula.

The landmark is among four ancient temples discovered at a site near the Egyptian border near the Suez Canal, the country's archaeology agency announced on April 21.

Found among the ruins of a fortified city, the temples would likely have been the first stop in Egypt for travelers from ancient Palestine and other points east. Designed to impress on visitors Egypt's grandeur and might, the city appears to have been the Egyptian military's headquarters during the New Kingdom (1539-1075 B.C.), a time of war and conquest.

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[Photograph courtesy SCA]

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