The working archaeological mission at the ancient city of Buto, Kafr El-Sheikh, unearthed several tools that were used during religious rituals nearby the city’s ancient temple.
The Secretary-General of Supreme Council of Antiquates Dr Mostafa Waziri announced the news of the latest discoveries, adding, that this discovery is one of the most significant ones as it contained objects related to Hathor worshipping rituals, and they were buried under a complex of stones.
In the same context, Dr Ayman Ashmawy, the Head of the Egyptian Antiquities Sector, added that the discovery also included unearthing a part of a limestone pillar depicted Hathor, alongside several incense burners made from faience, one of them depicted the head of Horus, small statues, small birthing chair, a golden eye of Horus, and a big carrier of sacrifices.
Moreover, the mission discovered a number of scenes that carved on ivory depicted the daily life of ancient Egypt such as ladies carrying sacrifices, and animal and plant life on Delta, in addition to a part of palette that reflected a king during worship time and it carried several hieroglyphic texts.
Several hieroglyphic texts were found scripted on stones, and some of them mentioned the name of king Apries, Psamtik I,and Ahmose I.
Finally, Hossam Ghoniem, the supervisor of the mission, said that a large limestone building was revealed; it consisted of a well for holy water that used in religious rituals, in addition, part of the Ptolemaic bath with its various attachments such as a heater for water, and water tub.
Contributed by Rana Atef