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Waziri: Ancient Egyptian Palette Dates Back to 26th Dynasty Found in Ismailia


Sat 05 Jun 2021 | 03:22 PM
Ali Abu Dashish

Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Dr. Mostafa Waziri said that the latest discovered Ancient Egyptian palette arrived to Ismailia Museum.

He added that the palette was unearthed at an agricultural land owned by an Egyptian citizen in Ismailia.

The citizen found the ancient archaeological piece during planting his land, so, he informed the police immediately.

Waziri expressed that a committee headed by the Director of Ismailia Antiquities asserted the originality of the unveiled piece.

Its height is 230 cm tall, 103 cm width, and 45 cm thick; in addition, it is made from sandstone.

Furthermore, it depicts the winged sun, and the name of King Wahibre who was the fifth king of the 26th dynasty.

In addition, the palette carries 15 lines scripted in Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic writing.

Waziri concluded that the palette belongs to the pieces kings used to establish during their military campaigns to the East.

Contributed by: Rana Atef