Remains of Roman temple discovered in Egypt’s Aswan

Remains of Roman temple discovered in Egypt’s Aswan
Roman temple remains have been discovered in Aswan by Egyptian archaeologists. (Photo: Luxor Times Blogspot)
Updated 14 February 2018

Remains of Roman temple discovered in Egypt’s Aswan

Remains of Roman temple discovered in Egypt’s Aswan

CAIRO: Egyptian archaeologists have recently uncovered the remains of a sandstone temple dating back to Egypt’s Roman period in Aswan, local reports have said.
The temple dates back to the second century AD, judging by the names found of different Roman emperors including Domitian (81-96 AD), Hadrian (117-138 AD) and Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD).
It was uncovered by the Egyptian Excavation Field School at the archaeological site of Kom Al-Rasras in Aswan.
Head of Egyptian Antiquities sector Dr. Ayman Ashmawy, was quoted as saying the temple is linked to Gebel Silsila and could have been part of the residential area for workers at the site.
The field school, which started its first season of excavation in January 2018 for 6 weeks, will continue excavating the site in the coming seasons.