Egypt's experts discover statue of ancient priest
10 de agosto de 2020, 15:55Cairo, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Egypt's archaeologists discovered a statue of a priest of Hathor, goddess of femininity, during excavations in the people of Mit Rahina, near the place where the legendary city of Memphis was located, experts revealed on Monday.
An exploration mission unearthed the sculpture made of black granite, which contains hieroglyphics engraved on the back, advanced the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri, cited by Egypt Today.
At the place, he added, excavation work continues in the hope of finding other clues about Ancient Egypt.
Such a statue is 95 centimeters high, the specialist pointed out, explaining that as a result of the investigations on the ground, they managed to recover another one dedicated to King Ramses II, known as The Great Ancestor for his visible legacy still in emblematic constructions such as the Temple of Abu Simbel.
Ramses reigned during the 19th dynasty and is remembered as the most famous and powerful of the New Kingdom (from 1550 to 1070 BC).
According to the beliefs of that time, Hathor was the mother or consort of the celestial god Horus and the solar god Ra, both related to royalty, so she was considered the progenitor of their earthly representatives: the pharaohs.
The goddess also symbolized music, dance, joy, love, sexuality and maternal care, and Hathor also crossed the border between the worlds, helping deceased souls in their transition to life after death, historic documents refer.
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