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4 Statues of Horus Sons Discovered in Beni Suef Archaeological Site

Wed 17 May 2023 | 11:30 AM
Ali Abo dashish

During the excavations in the archaeological site of Ihnasia, the Spanish mission succeeded in finding 4 small-sized statues and pharaonic canopic vessels of the sons of the god Horus in the ancient Egyptian religion.

The four sons’ names are Imsety, Hapi, Duamutef, and Qebehsenuef. It turned out that the four statues are made of alabaster and the faces are made of limestone. 

The mission discovered them while cleaning the archaeological area of "halfa" weeds in Ihnasia.

On his part, Omar Zaki, the Director General of Antiquities, explained that the site where the four statues were found was inspected and deposited in the antiquities store in the region to take the appropriate measures.

It is noteworthy that Ihnasia was the capital of Egypt during the era of the ninth and tenth dynasties for nearly two centuries, from 2242 to 2452 BC.

Contributed by Israa Farhan