Rare temple found in Egyptian desert
Aspectacularly rare Greco -Roman temple has recently been discovered by archaeologists in Egypt’s western desert. The temple was found at a site called Al-Salam, which lies approximately 200 miles south of the Mediterranean. The remains of the temple include its main entrance, front courtyard and some of its foundations. The excavators have also found coins, pottery, a head of a statue and two lion statues made of limestone.
Although tombs are found quite frequently in Egypt, it is still very rare to find temples. Archaeologists think it will shed new light on the history of the Siwa Oasis, which is one of Egypt’s most isolated settlements. The Siwa Oasis region is famous as the location where the Greek king Alexander the Great consulted the oracle of Ammon and thought he should be the divine King of Egpyt. The temple is thought to date between 200 BCE and 300 CE and as few remains date to this time, it makes this discovery all the more exciting.
The newly discovered temple