New discovery of stone block dates back to 30th Dynasty King Nectanebo II in Sohag

20/05/2017 (Egypt Indipendent – Egypt): The Egyptian archaeological committee from Al-Belinna inspectorate in Abydos town in Sohag governorate has stumbled upon a stone block engraved with the cartouche of the 30th Dynasty King Nectanebo II, during the inspection of an old house in Beni Mansour area, whose owner had illegally excavated. The Tourism and Antiquities Police caught the criminals red-handed and put the house under their jurisdiction, according to a press statement issued by the Ministry of Antiquities. Hani Abul Azm, Head of the Central Administration for Antiquities of Upper Egypt announced that the discovered block may be a part of King Nectanebo II’s royal shrine or an extension of a wall of a temple that the king built there. Nectanebo II is well known for his construction activities in Abydos…




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