Thursday, February 22, 2007

More (semi-)breaking news from the EEF
"French team finds Persian-era oasis temple in Egypt"

"French archaeologists have found a temple dating from the
middle of the 1st millennium BC in Kharga oasis (...)
at Dush. (...) The French Institute for Oriental Archaeology
[IFAO] (...) said that a settlement dating from the Persian period
had revealed a temple, some important documents in the
demotic script current at the time and traces of the irrigation
system which made it possible to settle there, (...) and
also statues and gold coins from the period. "