Statues of ancient Egyptian deities unearthed in Dakahlia
Wooden figure represents Crocodile God Sobek discovered at Tell Tablala, Antiquities Ministry Facebook page.

CAIRO:  A collection of statues of ancient Egyptian deities have been unearthed at Tell Tablala archaeological site located in Egypt’s Delta governorate of Dakahlia, the Antiquities Ministry announced Thursday via Facebook.

Besides the deities’ statues, several bronze ornaments and amulets as well as potteries and alabaster and ivory jars were found during excavation work carried out by an Egyptian mission, announced Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al Damaty.

The excavations in the area started last September in view of the site’s historical and archaeological significance, said Damaty.

During routine excavation work at Tel Tabla in Feb., 2014, the same Egyptian archaeological mission discovered a limestone anthropoid sarcophagus, 180 wooden ushabti figurines in addition to a mud brick tomb dating back to the Late Period (664B.C.-332B.C.).The tomb consists of a number of burial shafts.

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