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Remnants of Pharaonic temple and Romanian church drowned in the Nile

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  • Kim Noyes
    Remnants of Pharaonic temple and Romanian church drowned in the Nile in Aswan State Information Service [Egypt], April 04, 2008 Part of Khnum Temple in
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 7, 2008
      Remnants of Pharaonic temple and Romanian church drowned in the Nile in
      Aswan
      State Information Service [Egypt], April 04, 2008

      Part of Khnum Temple in Elephantine Island to the second side of
      "Cataract" Hotel in Aswan city was discovered 40 meters deep under the
      Nile water, Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) Secretary General Zahi
      Hawwas said Thursday 3/4/2008. The Egyptian archaeological mission also
      unearthed part of a church and two granite columns, Hawwas said during a
      cultural salon at the Cairo Opera House. Hawwas said that the Egyptian
      archaeological mission, formed by Culture Minister Farouq Hosni to
      excavate tombs in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, would soon announce
      the discovery of a new tomb in the coming excavation season. He
      estimates that there are no less than 63 royal tombs still buried in the
      area.

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