Not for the first time in the history of Egyptian archaeology, has an illicit dig resulted in an important find. Digging under their homes, some 40 km south of the Giza Pyramids, several people found the remains of a temple dated to the reign of Thutmosis III. Seven men have been arrested.
The find has yielded huge limestone blocks bearing the name of Thutmosis III, as well as seven reliefs, two columns and a huge colossus made of red granite.
The area where the find was made, has been cleared pending further archaeological surveys.
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